Sr. Project Procurement and Contract Consultant (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – April 5, 2017
Don't remember much except except we, management, had to cross train on several processes. Sometimes we would have to stay most of the night if we found mail bag on the ramp at the general mail facility. That made for some fun times.
IT Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – March 14, 2017
Each day at Compassion was different. My work would fluctuate depending on the needs of my team. Some days I would concentrate on processing expense reports while others days I would be processing purchase requests. If there was a need to arrange for an off-site training, then I would be making attendee's travel/hotel accommodations and getting them registered for a class. Or I could be working on reconciling the expenses against the department's budget.
Management could improve on their communication processes.
The hardest part of this job was managing the priorities; but if you set a reasonable expectation on delivery, most people were satisfied.
The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing that I was making a difference for my teams.
Voulenteer (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – September 1, 2016
My one night volunteer shift at Compassion International was pleasant and I would volunteer for them again. They thoroughly walked volunteers through their duties in detail, and overall treated us with respect.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – USA – August 7, 2016
The mission of this organization is very important in the lives of the children they support around the world. Unfortunately, the management I interacted with did not live up to the values espoused by the founder.
Manager (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – February 25, 2016
Compassion has a great mission to help kids in poverty. They hire professionally competent people that are exceptional, but these people work under a stagnate, inexperienced leadership team that does not encourage development, progressive action, or productivity. I'd consider your options before spending your time and effort working there until the organization turns over better values and promotes better leadership.
Great mission, dedicated workforce, poor management.
Manager (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – May 15, 2015
Sadly, many in senior management do not demonstrate the Christian values and leadership principles it promotes. Yet the dedicated workforce and its sponsors keep the mission moving forward. Little upward movement and advancement opportunities.
Anniversary trips to the field countries at 5 year milestones.
Core Values not lived out by self-promoting management.
Communications Associate (Current Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – April 29, 2015
This has been a great place to work. I have had the opportunity to work and cross train in many different areas. From running machines in the distribution center to learning how to be an effective communicator through e-mails to other countries. Another big part of my position is quality assurance and taking the time to be sure that our information is accurate before being sent out the customer. The most enjoyable part of my job has been my 5 year anniversary trip in which I was able to see what the company does for poverty stricken children in other parts of the world. This was an eye opening experience for me and made me proud to know that what I am doing is not only enjoyable, but makes a life long impact in the lives of the less fortunate.
Great organization to learn about the complex global world and how to help solve poverty, a good place to grow.
International Tours and Visits Specialist (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, Colorado – January 20, 2015
The most enjoyable part of the job is the mission of the work and the ability to understand the perspective about poverty from different countries. The learning about people, teams, culture and different management styles is great. Very hardworking people, who try their best to know how to do their job on a daily basis and serve the needs of the developing world.
Corporate Business Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Remote – October 24, 2014
Served as the main contact person for communication flow from projects regarding inventory re-orders, shipping, and other related questions Answered questions and worked with Managers to find solutions Administrative tasks including: financial reports, booking travel, payment reimbursements, as well as other tasks as needed
Enriching, fulfilling organization. Employees are treated well with opportunities to grow spiritually.
Human Resources Associate (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – October 7, 2014
Tested/scored applicants for various positions. Submited requests for background checks. Gave weekly orientations to new employees. Used Word to type weekly job updates, terminations, openings. Used Excel spreadsheets to keept track of in-house training of each department staff. Using PowerPoint, Publisher assisted Director of Training with preparing materials for workshops. Filed confidential documents in Human Resources Personnel Files Kept files in order and purged as needed. Served as backup for Receptionist.
Learned how child sponsorship makes a difference in a child's life and how each job contributes to this. Realized how blessed we are in the USA.
Management turned to prayer and God's leadership on every issue. They set the example for the rest of staff.
Weekly departmental meetings and teams within the departments had weekly meetings in which co-workers were encouraged to use our individual gifts and abilities.
Don't recall the "hardest part" of my job.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the nuturing environment with chapel, training, always an opportunity to grow.
Technical Writer, Instructional Designer (Current Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – May 23, 2014
I have never worked for a company as professionally managed as Compassion International. Every customer interface I've had as a contractor has been positive, motivating, and encouraging, and above all they treat employees (and contractors) with respect. I thoroughly enjoy the office environment, interacting with the staff, and contributing to the success of the company's mission.