Salvation Army Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Work here if you're into helping people (in 35 reviews)

  • Your really helping others change there lives around (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of foresight by upper management (in 16 reviews)

  • Because the company is a non-profit no compensation is offered to interns and the department is small so not much room to advance (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Social worker

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Salvation Army as an intern

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Offers flexible scheduling very relaxed environment

    Cons

    Unprofessional staff, lack of trauma informed care . Low pay


  2. Floor associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salvation Army part-time

    Pros

    The pros of working at The Salvation Army is great customer service and you make good friends

    Cons

    The cons of working at The Salvation Army is that they work you hard and your paycheck is not enough.


  3. Wouldn't make a career here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salvation Army part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Get to help people in need

    Cons

    Pay and hours suck horribly


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  5. Slave driving, critical, chauvanistic bully

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, MI

    I have been working at Salvation Army part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are wonderful, hard working people just trying to do their jobs.

    Cons

    The boss is a BULLY! Criticizes people in front of others, mostly the women. Made sure we were all aware that Savation Army Is not there for poor people, just to rehabilitate homeless alcoholics and drug addicts. Jaked prices so high you could buy it new, which is why our shelves were overflowing.

    Advice to Management

    Better training would alleviate confusion. Employees are people, you have no right to bully and berate us. You are NOT always right, we have good suggestions also. If the boss is going to price donations like a retail store than customers should be treated accordingly. Last....keep in mind that YOU GET IT FOR FREE!!!


  6. Culture of Incompetence

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND

    I have been working at Salvation Army

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, great health benefits and pension.

    Cons

    Leadership changes every few years. Officers are not held accountable and in turn do not hold employees accountable. Officers often have little training and are incompetent which dumbs down the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Train Officers better. Hold people accountable.


  7. HR Generalist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, most of the staff is friendly...once you get to know them.

    Cons

    Poor training, untrained supervisors and management

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach


  8. Poorly designed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salvation Army

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some cool stuff comes in

    Cons

    Treats beneficiaries poorly Doesn't respect workers Lies about opportunities Not as Christian as they think

    Advice to Management

    Hire a real logistics manager.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Case Manager

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Clinton Township, MI
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Clinton Township, MI

    I worked at Salvation Army (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    benefit package is good. can be rewarding work when allowed the freedom to do your job properly.

    Cons

    Taken advantage of by leadership. Underpaid, while officers get all expenses paid on top of salary. Unfair and possible illegal activity. Little to no support from administration


  10. Helpful (1)

    Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Salvation Army full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I feel that I'm doing something very useful with my life. The health benefits and life insurance policy are good.

    Cons

    This is a minimum wage job. One is expected to fulfill not only their job, but anywhere we are directed to work. Part of the job description reads "and anything else we ask you to do". We work very hard for our minimum wage with little or no thanks.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your hard working employees with a bit of respect. They are doing above and beyond what they are required to do already. Working for Salvation Army requires a person to have compassion. Please don't stifle this with your rude treatment of those "below" you.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Salvation Army was rewarding, but came with flaws

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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Bridgewater, MA
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Bridgewater, MA

    I worked at Salvation Army part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Regular customers who are unique First dibs on donated items Excitement and fun environment

    Cons

    Hard work, lifting pounds of clothes an hour Rigorous clean up Low pay- expect minimum wage. Key holders beware, job is much more work than what you will make (1 dollar more than minimum) Rude customers who complain about company rules

    Advice to Management

    Don't practice favoritism and you're stores will have worthy managers who care.



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