American Red Cross

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American Red Cross Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
827 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Making a difference in recipient lives and promotes diversity (in 37 reviews)

  • Helping People in disasters, having a company vehicle to take clients to the doctor (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/life balance (it's required that you still check and respond to emails while on PTO) (in 19 reviews)

  • Upper management almost constantly changes operations and organizational structure (in 34 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Will work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Red Cross

    Pros

    Benefits are okay. Co workers are great, and work with a great team.

    Cons

    Not a work life balance, seems as if managers are not concerned about their employees, and unorganized. Also, work past scheduled hours constantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be more organized and show concern for their employees

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hostess

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Red Cross

    Pros

    -Liked co-workers
    -Free food for employees

    Cons

    -They did not give me much shifts

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    ARC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There were many great colleagues and volunteers, all were caring, compassionate people. People who love to help others are attracted to the ARC.

    Cons

    some senior leaders know little about the organization's history. Don't hold your breath in your job search. The application and interview process 'pace is slower than the federal government. Restructuring occurs frequently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Development Officer, American Red Cross

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    Current Employee - MGO in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - MGO in Harrisburg, PA

    I have been working at American Red Cross

    Pros

    Excellent team leadership and valuable benefits.

    Cons

    highly aggressive goals, thinly staffed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Red Cross

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere, reasonable hours, good benefits

    Cons

    constant change in senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company that promotes hard workers.

    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician II in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician II in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at American Red Cross

    Pros

    Great benefits and quick personal time off accruals.

    Cons

    It's manufacturing so deadlines make management not so nice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire enough people to produce what is needed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Americorps Service

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    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member
    Current Employee - AmeriCorps Member

    I have been working at American Red Cross as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good Mission
    Good Employees
    Great Volunteers
    You feel like you are making a positive difference

    Cons

    Low Pay for the amount of work done/skills required.
    Upper level Managment seems disconected about how to run a volunteer organization.
    Un-competitive compensation for similar job roles in other organisations or industries.
    Managment fails to capitalize on the power volunteer resources could bring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open more F/T job positions and rely less on Americorps positions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Lowly Intern not much to do

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    Former Employee - Intern in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Intern in Nashville, TN

    I worked at American Red Cross as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great organization, does lots of good

    Cons

    Little training and little work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better intern program

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    RN Disaster Services

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse

    I worked at American Red Cross

    Pros

    Love being able to help the community. Great training!!!

    Cons

    Need more volunteers and staff to get more things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop effective nursing recruitment tools and incentives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Its a good job

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Keller, TX
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Keller, TX

    I have been working at American Red Cross

    Pros

    Very fun, Hard work pays off,

    Cons

    its a hassle on renewing your licences.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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