Wonderful place to work and great people
Senior Intelligence Analyst (Current Employee) – New York, NY – November 30, 2017
It should be noted off the bat that I work at the corporate office in New York and I am not a healthcare provider. In fact, my work is behind the scenes in a support role, and people are usually shocked to learn that it's a role Planned Parenthood has. That said, overall I have enjoyed working at Planned Parenthood. I entered the company as a consultant in my field and was brought on full time about 4 months later. During this period there was some changeover and hiring choices for my team that I did not approve of, but my co-workers both on and off my team were instrumental in helping maintain the level of happiness I'd previously felt.
The people who work here are, for the most part, the most passionate people I've ever met. With rare exception, employees are highly dedicated to the cause and are passionate about watching the company succeed. Patient happiness and safety is a number one priority, even among those of us who do not directly interact with them. The company goes out of its way to ensure that employees, too, are safe and taken care of, and does a fine job organizing events to remind employees that we matter.
It probably goes without saying that the most difficult part of the job is the external pressure and ire. Sometimes, when asked what I do, I have to talk circles around my position and employer, depending on whom I'm speaking with. This is the biggest complaint I have - and one that is unlikely to change.