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Salvation Army Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
76 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Doing the most good

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Case Manager in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Salvation Army part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to serve the needs of your local community in so many ways; from basic needs such as food and clothing, to shelter , rent and utility assistance.

    Cons

    The needs are soo much greater than available funding. I would prefer if we could offer more services to serve Seniors and shut-ins.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more effort to educate the community as to how much more we do than provide shelter for homeless people. Also do more to educate the public that we DON'T discriminate based on religion, sexual orientation, race, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Volunteer

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    Former Employee - Housekeeper in Milan, OH
    Former Employee - Housekeeper in Milan, OH

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

    Pros

    help teaching children do different stuff like school, we go for walks, pool area, the children learn different of what they need in their life spending time with the children reading, making lunch and snacks for them

    Cons

    this program is very special to a lot of people who is involved with this program, we love teaching our young children better way in their lives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the people who goes out of their way each year GREAT JOB TO ALL OF YOU!! just wanted to tell you thank you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    It is a excellent company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Worker
    Former Employee - Kitchen Worker

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

    Pros

    Cause the people care about others and a great environment to work in.

    Cons

    It's hard to move up in positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am a well rounded , hard working man who will be a asset to any company that hired me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Social Services in Arizona

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Salvation Army full-time

    Pros

    TSA is a huge organization, so it will vary on the local level. In Arizona, this is what is great.

    - Full-time positions are pretty standard and they come with great benefits.
    - Office culture is casual and accommodating.
    - For shelter programs, the leadership is great. The EAP program also has good leadership.
    - The organization believes in promoting from within.
    - You get an extra paid personal day within 90 days of your birthday!
    - 10 vacation days, 12 sick days a year. The holidays are standard, with a floating holiday between MLK and Veteran's Day, but we get President's Day off.
    - Schedules are reasonably flexible.
    - You get a reasonable amount of supervision, meaning you won't be micromanaged.
    - Plenty of training opportunities.

    Cons

    - The pay isn't very competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful organization that values work/life balance. Amazing, virtuous people at National Headquarters.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    With this non-profit organization, the differences from a for-profit company are remarkable. I was proud to stand behind their mission. Their profits funnel into their programs and not into the pockets of higher-ups which is sadly true of a lot of other non-profits.

    Cons

    It takes a little while to become acclimated with the organizational structure, as is true with all other companies/organizations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    not too bad of a place to work

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Cashier in Flint, MI

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

    Pros

    easy
    flexible
    good co workers
    fun sometimes
    the days go by quickly when busy

    Cons

    customers are horrible
    the district managers are bullies
    the company represents terrible values
    Christianity may be pushed on you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Oak Park Citadel

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    Current Intern - Kettle Worker in Sacramento, CA
    Current Intern - Kettle Worker in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Salvation Army as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    The staff is nice ,literature available .transportation and lunches are genourasly given out .reference to work are available if applicable.

    Cons

    If you can't handle working alone or you prefer to work indoors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To keep people interested in community and leadership roles around town.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Salvation Army

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    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
  10.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11.  

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

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    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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