Salvation Army Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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  1. It is what it is

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    Former Employee - Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Developer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Salvation Army

    Pros

    Nice people who want to help

    Cons

    No room for growth unless you are a soldier. Pay below average.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Management needs to listen to employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Salvation Army

    Pros

    In my position, flexibility in scheduling. Also the pay rate was a bit higher than some other organizations for the same type of positions.

    Cons

    Because the organization is considered a "church" there is no unemployment compensation. Although this is communicated up front, you are up the creek when your job ends. The "Peter Principle" was in effect in my department as the person promoted from a direct service position to manage the program was ineffectual as a manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to speak up and not experience retribution. Employees have good ideas that could benefit the organization, if management would listen and not be deemed insubordinate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Welcome to Corporate America

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Worked at a Kroc Center
    Very safe environment for kids.
    Great opportunity to serve community.
    Does a lot of good.

    Cons

    Very corporate so not about the worker but thw bottom line.
    Management picks favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that you are a charity, your work community matters too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great mission, terrible execution

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salvation Army

    Pros

    Great mission, very fulling work. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    Horrible leadership. Nepotism runs rampant. No work-life balance. Not friendly to change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the employees and the clients at The Salvation Army.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Salvation Army

    Pros

    I liked the opportunity I was given to assist and helps those in need. At times the days work was hard but at the end of the day you knew and felt as if you had made a difference.

    Cons

    There were times that we couldn't provide all the help that specific individual needed, and you felt as if you wanted to do more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Amazing services

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    Former Employee - Fundraiser
    Former Employee - Fundraiser

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Important mission to serve others.

    Cons

    Relatively low pay. Most in leadership are clergy and have chosen this as a life of ministry. As such they make about 14K a year with benefits and housing provided. It's difficult to get past the bias and aversion to paying professionals market value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please seek more professional and external expertise before the organization suffers because it isn't modern and agile enough to effectively serve the mission of, "Doing the Most Good," while sustaining the work with the younger generations. The donor pool is aging and the approach needs to be modernized to attract a new generation of engaged leadership, community stakeholders and donors to support this important work.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Easy going job but lack of communications

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    Former Employee - Program Aid
    Former Employee - Program Aid

    I worked at Salvation Army

    Pros

    Great place to work if you want to help others in need.

    Cons

    The lack of communications between the manager and the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Helping others

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Salvation Army

    Pros

    Helping others in a social services environment

    Cons

    The Pay isn't the best and sometimes are employees need just as much assistance as our customer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Christmas Kettle Worker

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    Former Employee - Volunteer Services and Christmas Kettle Worker in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Volunteer Services and Christmas Kettle Worker in Winston-Salem, NC

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

    Pros

    Build customer service skills, involved with the community.

    Cons

    The weather conditions are rough and long hours of standing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the employees to have a chair to set down in and give an higher wage per hour.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Bell ringer

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    Former Employee - Holiday Bell Ringer in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Holiday Bell Ringer in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Salvation Army

    Pros

    Easy job, people appreciate what you do. The money we raised went to help the homeless in Richmond, which is great because the city's main shelter closed down the year before. It was easy to earn the kettle coordinators trust, you just have to do a good job and be reliable.

    Cons

    They wouldn't let me drive myself to the location for two weeks, this means I'd have to wait on their van to come and get me and others. I had to earn their trust because they thought we would steal the money or something. The thing is, you don't need a car to steal the kettle. We were supposed to work 8 hours, 10 to 7. But we were never out the door by 10. We would always reach the site close to 11 and get picked up close to 7. So we only got 7 hours. The pay is low, lower than when my father was here ringing bells 10 years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some trust and faith in your employees. Be more timely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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