Salvation Army

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Salvation Army Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
373 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You work for an organization in the business of helping people (in 35 reviews)

  • Mission focused on helping others and fostering Christian values (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • People have lost jobs over misunderstandings just because upper management would not investigate (in 16 reviews)

  • Culture: identity crisis between being a church and a non-profit (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Salvation Army full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The Salvation Army is a wonderful organization that is so satisfying to work at!

    Cons

    The unfortunate side of working here is the pay. However, it's a non-profit, so you can't expect much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Salvation Army

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Salvation Army

    Pros

    great benefits, they take care of the employees really well

    Cons

    There is not much of cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Over 6 years i moved from floor person to Store Manager...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Floor Person in Walled Lake, MI
    Former Employee - Floor Person in Walled Lake, MI

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love having access to all the donations. I love the opportunity for advancement (you must express interest).

    Cons

    If you are against manual labor and/or being on your feet for an entire shift, this is definitely not for you, Also, management will try to get you to sign a form explaning that it is for a $1.00/ hr. raise.....this is not entirely true...your also signing away your insurance, So unless you're only a part time employee, dont sign it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many of the managers are shockingly incompetent. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to learn to count daily item production/sales and call it into corporate. What I'm saying is this: to all the managers who managed to weasel your way up the latter, who can do the paperwork, fail to take notice care of the stores appearance or employee behavior; it wouldnt kill you to hop off your high horse and work in whatever station is falling behing. Just Saying,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    They gave me a chance when no one else would and for that I am very grateful.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salvation Army

    Pros

    I got to help other people.

    Cons

    There are NO cons I loved it there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank You

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    summer fun

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salvation Army

    Pros

    a really great place to work at I had interned there over the summer for the day camp

    Cons

    they really don't have many funds

  7.  

    The Salvation Army

    Former Employee - Volunteer Services and Christmas Coordinator
    Former Employee - Volunteer Services and Christmas Coordinator

    I worked at Salvation Army as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The Salvation Army is a nice place to work. I was there for a short amount of time but I enjoyed working there. One of the things that made working there enjoyable was being able to see the good they are doing and the difference I was making.

    Cons

    I can not think of anything wrong with The Salvation Army. I do not have any problems with the establishment.

  8.  

    Salvation Army

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Benefits Administrator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Human Resources Benefits Administrator in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mission is wonderful, lots of benefits that are affordable. My former HR Director was an absolute dream to work with, she taught me so much and I will always be grateful.

    Cons

    When officers move it is very hard on the staff as you have to transition into someone else's work pattern.

    Recommends
  9.  

    "Doing The Most Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Worked for the Texas Divisional HQ - Dallas, TX
    Great hours 37 12 work week
    Good Benefits
    Great Officers with compassion and love for the Employees
    Compliant and Transparant
    Challenging and Rewarding work
    Respect
    Pay - About what is expected of a nonprofit agency. Depends on years of service and position, etc.

    Cons

    Need tp provide management training for new supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Doing The Most Good!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    People helping people

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    Former Employee - Resident Manager in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Resident Manager in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    The Salvation Army is a great asset for the public,they save peoples lives, they give people hope, and a second chance at living a clean and sober life.

    Cons

    There aren't any cons as far as I'm concerned. The Salvation Army does so much for the world, how can there be any cons with that

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the awesome work that you all do and God Bless

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very good company to work for, they are very attentive to their employees, making sure they are safe and secure.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bell Ringer in Cumberland, MD
    Former Employee - Bell Ringer in Cumberland, MD

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

    Pros

    Get lots of hours, care for their employees, transportation to and from job sites.

    Cons

    Standing out in cold for long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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