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Salvation Army Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
303 Reviews
3.2
303 Reviews
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Salvation Army Chairman National Advisory Board Rob Pace
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80 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You work for an organization in the business of helping people (in 31 reviews)

  • Ability to work with, and also help others who happen to be less fortunate (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • People have lost jobs over misunderstandings just because upper management would not investigate (in 14 reviews)

  • There is not much room for advancement and they need to pay more to their employees (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - Bell Ringer  in  Cumberland, MD
    Former Employee - Bell Ringer in Cumberland, MD

    I worked at Salvation Army part-time for 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
  2.  

    Had some good points

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    It's a Christian church organization that does some social service work, so most of the time you are helping people who need it, so that is rewarding.
    Vacation days and sick days if you use them they are nice to have .

    Cons

    Minimum pay scale, no raises in 3 years for anyone. No unemployment insurance. You are working with and around ,homeless, alcoholic/ drug addicted, unemployed, and desperate people. While it can be rewarding, it can also have some seriously scary times.
    Most are grateful for help, others who you can't help due to lack of funds or they don't qualify are not happy campers and will let you know it .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know you are not required to pay into unemployment because you are a church ,but it would seem the Christian thing to do is to not let the people you let go end up being the people you see needing help with rent and food.
    If your objective is to help people don't be the one causing more of the problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Helping the ones that was in need.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salvation Army

    Pros

    if you love to help out people this is it

    Cons

    you woke in the cold and its a all day job from 8-8

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  5.  

    Excellent place to work...Without a doubt this is the best job i've ever had

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    Current Employee - Youth Director  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Youth Director in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Flexible. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Paperwork takes too long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    • Responsible for holiday seasons’ operations in term of Fund Raiser

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    Current Employee - Holiday Seasons Fund Raiser  in  Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Holiday Seasons Fund Raiser in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Salvation Army part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The ability to meet new individuals for a common purpose concerning fundraising activities.

    Cons

    I enjoyed the workplace so I have no comments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Doing what you can on a shoestring budget.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salvation Army for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Working hard to make a difference in people's lives and in the communities. Praying for and with the people is a great example for all involved.

    Cons

    Stress levels are high for all employees, pay scale is low and benefits are miniscule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on the spiritual aspect and less on the government grants. Chasing both gives your management a mixed message.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Bell Ringer

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    Former Employee - Bell Ringer  in  Coeur d'Alene, ID
    Former Employee - Bell Ringer in Coeur d'Alene, ID

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

    Pros

    Work in fresh air, meet good people Helped for a great cause They do a lot in this community. They have a community center with health club, coffee shop, church services.

    Cons

    Sometimes weather can be bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management did good job

    Recommends
  9.  

    It changed my life

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    Former Employee - Volunteer Services and Christmas Coordinator  in  North Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Volunteer Services and Christmas Coordinator in North Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    It's fun sorting through the clothes, see all the wonderful things people donate, and all the money goes to helping those in need.

    Cons

    It's super hot in the summer and super cold in the winter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the girls have a bit more fun

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    crewmember/intern assist client in identifying social support.

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    Current Employee - /Crew Member  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - /Crew Member in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    training as a drug and alcohol counselor, training as staff

    Cons

    company values, time off policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    personal growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    great work atmosphere . great experience working with veterans

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salvation Army

    Pros

    great work experience and staff i s dedicated

    Cons

    working with veterans with unpredictable behavior.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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