American Red Cross

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American Red Cross Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
783 Reviews
2.8
783 Reviews
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American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Making a difference in recipient lives and promotes diversity (in 37 reviews)

  • Helping People in disasters, having a company vehicle to take clients to the doctor (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/life balance (it's required that you still check and respond to emails while on PTO) (in 19 reviews)

  • Upper management almost constantly changes operations and organizational structure (in 34 reviews)

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    A company currently undergoing restructuring

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Portland, OR

    I worked at American Red Cross (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I stayed as long as I did because of my coworkers. Many have come and gone, but I always enjoyed my time with them.

    Cons

    The Red Cross is a failing business due to decreased blood demand and trying to get back on track financially. Many cuts have left most of Biomedical understaffed and overworked. There is a plan that should succeed but for what is already very low pay per position, many good staff are going to leave if they haven't already.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Collections Technician II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Collections Technician II in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great if you love to travel and work with different people every day.

    Cons

    Management doesn't know what they are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your heads on straight and realize that people need a proper work/life balance

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good but stressfull

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Red Cross

    Pros

    Able to learn vaious things at one time.

    Cons

    Short handed so too much work thrown at you at one time,
    If not a multitasker you are in trouble

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let candidates know it is not as easy as put in the orientation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing !!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Red Cross

    Pros

    Good Pay, excellent work life balance. Good feeling working for a company that values their employees.

    Cons

    Driving personal vehicle, can be long hours. The constant stress of hitting goal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Worked as an Intern in Burlington VT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Red Cross

    Pros

    Great cause, outreach within community is great

    Cons

    Needs more college students. this isn't necessarily their fault though, but it would help the company greatly expand the level of help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I didn't work too much with management as this was a marketing class project internship

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 8 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful People/Lousy Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people who work for the ARC are caring and committed, It was true joy to come to work and know that I would not face office politics, gossip, etc. The ARC has made enormous strides in the last few years to bring blood collection and blood product manufacture operations up to date.

    Cons

    Upper management almost constantly changes operations and organizational structure. These changes have resulted in massive layoffs and a work force that is continually off balance and insecure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick one way to do things and stick with it. Don't keep adopting the Next Big Thing; this practice keeps employees nervous and unhappy.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot but always in transition

    Cons

    Reengineering , staff considerations and more transparency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Volunteer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Red Cross as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very welcoming. People who work there are extremely dedicated in helping the general public.

    Cons

    I volunteer so everyone is very nice and helpful. I do not have anything negative to say

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Red Cross

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Culture of helping others in disasters

    Cons

    Pay should be commensurate with responsibility

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Development Associate in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Development Associate in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The staff I worked with were awesome!

    Cons

    Payscale below national average. Took away pensions.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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