American Red Cross

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American Red Cross Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
678 Reviews
2.9
678 Reviews
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American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Many of the employees are good people who really want to make a difference (in 22 reviews)

  • It was also very good to know that I was helping to save lives every day just by going to work (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • I understand they are "non-profit" etc, but that's still not an excuse (in 27 reviews)

  • Too much upper management that sometimes does not know your job function which creates problems (in 26 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Red Cross

    Pros

    Pay, coworkers, activities, environment, helping people

    Cons

    Hours, holiday schedules, managers, non flexible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great company to volunteer for.

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    Former Employee - Volunteer Specialist  in  Okinawa (Japan)
    Former Employee - Volunteer Specialist in Okinawa (Japan)

    I worked at American Red Cross part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great volunteer opportunities. Help to build some skill sets. Offers free classes based on volunteer hours.

    Cons

    Some opportunities may not be available in some areas.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Red Cross

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Red Cross

    Pros

    It's really fun to train and volunteer with ARC.

    Cons

    I do not have any to list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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  5.  

    I am fresher to work with my knowledge for our organization growth

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Oslo (Norway)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oslo (Norway)

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Yearning good salary ,prove my knowledge as the best as possible,good entertainment and work hard for company growth through enjoy our environment....

    Cons

    NO words to tell about cons yearning money and extreme growth of our life style is not fall down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a chance to me to prove my knowledge for our organization and encourage the knowledge of each job seeker, not based on fresher and experienced one....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    I was a volunteer with The American Red Cross for over five year on The Disaster Relief Team.

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    Former Employee - Volunteer Specialist  in  Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Volunteer Specialist in Lansing, MI

    I worked at American Red Cross as an intern for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I was able to expand personal knowledge through hands one on one, classes and group trusting those around me volunteering most of all building a relationships ever if your with the clients a short amount of time. I no only gave myself but more so received more from them (the client) whitch I was not expecting. I plan on going back as a Red Cross Volunteer very soon on the sam

    Cons

    You give of yourself so much emotionally at first an did not expect to not only give psychically but for me most of all in make shift homeless shelters the emotion I experienced. Very little promotion opportunity pay wise. So you still need to have a income outside of The American Red Cross. In doing so I was not able to give all of myself as I would have liked. Even so it is a wonderful learning opertunity to not only give of yourself surprisingly recieve from those who are the clients also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To continue the training classes less book paper wise more hands on. But what a wonderful company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work with lots of room for advancement.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Red Cross for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Many different areas to work in. Benefits and retirement are good. Personal accommodations to achieve a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Moderate amount of turnover and changes to procedures. High volume and fast paced. Pay scales are a bit on the low end

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Lifeguard

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard  in  New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    No one talks to you, which is great because they don't need to know me.
    Just let me do my damn job.

    Cons

    The sun hurts my skin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    10/10
    Pretty good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great people to work with.

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    Current Employee - Biomedical Technician  in  Ashley, PA
    Current Employee - Biomedical Technician in Ashley, PA

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent environment
    Reasonable job expectations
    good vacation time allotments

    Cons

    Frustrating hours sometimes
    poor health,dental,vision benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check out other possible options for Healthcare benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    American Red Cross Response

    Aug 14, 2014Talent Acquisition Program Associate

    We appreciate your review and are happy to hear your praise for your work environment, job expectations, and paid time off. We also thank you for bringing to our attention your concerns with ... More

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Red Cross is an amazing place to work!

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

    I have been working at American Red Cross part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, upbeat people, feel-good company, great work-life balance, strong values and missions and overall a great experience

    Cons

    a lot of changes occurring depending on where you live, its hard to know what jobs will be there and which ones won't

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    American Red Cross Response

    Aug 14, 2014Talent Acquisition Program Associate

    Thank you for your feedback! We are so happy to hear your experience with us has been a positive one. We are committed to communicating openly and regularly with our staff about any additional ... More

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Co Coorindator Human Resources Assistant  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Co Coorindator Human Resources Assistant in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at American Red Cross part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone was very helpful the job was a delight.

    Cons

    Not enough hours given to walk in volunteers due to others coming in for court appointed volunteer work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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