American Red Cross Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Making a difference in peoples lives every day (in 37 reviews)

  • You are helping people which is the bottom line (in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • Change that makes work life balance nearly impossible (in 19 reviews)

  • The upper-management is detached (in 34 reviews)

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  1. Great place to volunteer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Freelancer - Volunteer Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Freelancer - Volunteer Specialist in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Red Cross

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere I volunteered at Ft Knox Kentucky and I was able to learn a lot about emergency services volunteers choose own hours

    Cons

    I cannot think of a downside. I had a great opportunity. I suppose a downside would be working with people who were not very nice


  2. Donor Recruitment Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative in Cape Girardeau, MO
    Former Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative in Cape Girardeau, MO

    I worked at American Red Cross (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Who can say that they help "Save a Life" everyday. It was very rewarding and I would go back tomorrow if the opportunity came about.

    Cons

    Worked everyday that a blood drive was scheduled, including holidays.


  3. manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large company and plenty of room for advancement. Nice hours, nice people, nice pay and great atmosphere. Many areas to work in.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say, great job and loved working for company.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Chairman of Volunteers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chairman of Volunteers in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Chairman of Volunteers in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at American Red Cross

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. Work with a purpose.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there are some unpleasant politics going on.


  6. Human Resources

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peoria, IL

    I worked at American Red Cross

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun environment that provides autonomous projects

    Cons

    The internship was not paid.


  7. PREP1

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Desktop Support in Washington, DC

    I have been working at American Red Cross (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity for you to advance

    Cons

    No, modern Technology available at several locations

    Advice to Management

    Update Technology


  8. Volunteer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Walkersville, MD
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Walkersville, MD

    I worked at American Red Cross (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful place to volunteer! very supportive and kind atmosphere

    Cons

    It was an unpaid volunteer opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a wonderful job!


  9. Great PTO

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Amazing pto over 3 weeks per year

    Cons

    Limited control of dy to day operations

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting marketing run the business


  10. phone agent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Phone Agent in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Phone Agent in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at American Red Cross part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    helping save lives is rewarding

    Cons

    training was a bit more than needed


  11. Data Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at American Red Cross (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work and opportunities

    Cons

    None at this time newly hired.



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