Pros: constant learning, life changing experiences, seminars, being apart of a nationally known organization that is cherished
Cons: non-competitive pay, healthcare, little room for growth
A typical day with Planned Parenthood is rarely typical. The job requires excessive flexibility and multi-tasking. It is also required that you are committed and dedicated to more than the in house work, but to a lifestyle of education and reaching out.
During my course at Planned Parenthood I have had the opportunity to really round my skills. I have – more... learned everything from public policy, marketing, and community education to inventory control, reporting and quality assurance. I have also acquired skills that enable me to give the best customer service imaginable in the most sensitive and attentive way.
Management within Planned Parenthood is grueling and time consuming. The hours can be long, the stress level can be insurmountable, and the commitment is overwhelming. That being said, I found myself never bored and truly happy. The balance of learning and maintaining your center comes easily. I do believe that due to funding problems, the pay is lacking for the work management is plagued with, but the personal feeling of changing lives every day compensates for it incredibly.
My co-workers with Planned Parenthood have taught me so much about so many things, I fail to find the vocabulary to describe it. The people I have had the honor to work with are strong, diligent and smart people that rise above so much in order to care for others.
The hardest part of this job is finding a work and home balance. Between my passion and drive for perfection, the life of defending the hard and honorable work you do, and the level of responsibility and time it requires, it is important for you to be able to balance your work with giving yourself the off hours attention need by. The other hard part of my job is that though I am passionate about what I do and committed, I am ready to move forward. My commitment and love for this job keeps me from walking away from it.
My experience at Planned Parenthood is the best experience of my life. I have made family there that I care for deeply. The change in men and women's lives you aid with every day is rewarding and overall, I suggest the strongest try and have the experience I have. – less