American Red Cross Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Pros
  • Making a difference in peoples lives every day (in 37 reviews)

  • You are helping people which is the bottom line (in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • Change that makes work life balance nearly impossible (in 19 reviews)

  • The upper-management is detached (in 34 reviews)

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  1. Volunteer/front desk administration

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at American Red Cross (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment to work in.

    Cons

    Old software being used to check in donors.


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    Accounting

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    Former Employee - Accounting in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Accounting in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Staff were dedicated to the mission and its values.

    Cons

    A lot of organizational changes dictated from National Headquarters (NHQ). Prior to my departure in 2011 (found a new job), NHQ was "centralizing" many departments and functions. Back then, Regional Chapters (each County) kind-of worked independent from one another. There were re-structuring in HR, Accounting, etc.


  3. Donor Recruitment Representative

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    Former Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative in Cape Girardeau, MO
    Former Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative in Cape Girardeau, MO

    I worked at American Red Cross (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Who can say that they help "Save a Life" everyday. It was very rewarding and I would go back tomorrow if the opportunity came about.

    Cons

    Worked everyday that a blood drive was scheduled, including holidays.


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  5. manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large company and plenty of room for advancement. Nice hours, nice people, nice pay and great atmosphere. Many areas to work in.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say, great job and loved working for company.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Part of a Larger Organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Red Cross

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Being part of the National Organization

    Cons

    Not the best pay for the work required.

    Advice to Management

    Routine Reviews. Routine salary i creases with good work.


  7. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Collection Technician II in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Employee - Collection Technician II in Bridgeport, CT

    I worked at American Red Cross (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Gaining new work skills, great people to work with.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons.


  8. Disaster responder

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DISASTER RESPONDER in New York, NY
    Current Employee - DISASTER RESPONDER in New York, NY

    I have been working at American Red Cross (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company for volunteers. Everyone is approachable and respected at all level. lots of free training to take advantage of.

    Cons

    About 90%of the employees are volunteer. A shift sometimes consisted of 12 hours and can be very demanding at times.


  9. My view... ; )

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    Former Employee - Case Worker, Spanish Interpreter, Palm Beaches in Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Former Employee - Case Worker, Spanish Interpreter, Palm Beaches in Port Saint Lucie, FL

    I worked at American Red Cross (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best Management team, Staff and Volunteers you can work with. Great training. I do believe on the mission. And they really care for the community and the people in need.

    Cons

    If you want to work 24/7 then this is your kind of job.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay to Staff. Check on Volunteers training.


  10. Think you are detail oriented? Probably not enough for ARC.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at American Red Cross

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

    Pros

    Good people, Benefits are decent

    Cons

    The organization takes a tally of every clerical error (and above) every day and emails your "problems" to everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on true issues rather than making employees scared to have an uneven ink pen blob leading to your information being shared with the the entire organization. Build quality, not fear.


  11. collection technician/ mobile unit assistant

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    Former Employee - Collection Tech/Mobile Unit Assistant in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Collection Tech/Mobile Unit Assistant in Durham, NC

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best part of working for the American Red Cross was collecting units of blood that is needed to help the public, who will need blood for survival.

    Cons

    work ife balance and salary



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