American Red Cross Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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  1. phone agent

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Phone Agent in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Phone Agent in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at American Red Cross part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    helping save lives is rewarding

    Cons

    training was a bit more than needed


  2. Helpful (1)

    Collection Technician II

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working and meeting new people.

    Cons

    The travel was too much


  3. Helpful (2)

    Growing Pains

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Many mission centric employees, working for a good cause supporting this historical institution. Being the premier American nonprofit has its perks, brand recognition is huge.

    Cons

    There is constant restructuring and lay offs. Very uncertain future, and upper management is very disconnected from staff. Many of the usual inefficiencies and struggles that come along with working at a nonprofit.

    Advice to Management

    Be more connected with what the staff really is thinking and feeling, not just numbers and bottom lines.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Low Pay, Low Hours

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In-house consulting ("Decision Support") team had nice people - some with interesting/top-consulting backgrounds (some not). Work-life balance was easy with low hours.

    Cons

    Low pay and expectations. In the words of Steve Jobs, "A-plus players like to work together, and they don’t like it if you tolerate B-grade work.”


  6. Management and Senior Leadership need a reality check...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    A great organization to work for, it has a wonderful mission and is the most trusted non-profit brand in the US. You can grow your career here as they really are eager to hire in house instead of venturing outside recruit mechanisms. The work is very much rewarding, if you ignore office politics and other such grumblings.

    Cons

    Senior Leadership and Middle management are nearly non-existing. My manager was not the best at delegating work load and the director never knew what I did. To me, it shows a big disconnect between leadership and the "worker bees". With the newly structured headquarters, there is very little direction from top to bottom in regards to who is accountable for what when looking at the broader spectrum of their business. Regional seems to now hold the biggest responsibility in regards to disaster work, but rarely receives much direction from HQ and the local chapters seem to be doing what they always have been, conducting business on their own, using their own policies and direction. I understand the ideals that HQ is trying to create; however, they need to be more involved in the daily activities of their staff as well as in regards to Regional and local...If it's truly to be "One Red Cross" then leadership needs to be present across the board and available to help support such and not just sit and wait for retirement and pensions.

    Advice to Management

    Take more stake in the daily activities of your staff. Know what each person does and truly invest in their work as well as their careers. Be more present and available when needed.


  7. Great Mission

    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

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

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Staff are extremely committed to the mission

    Cons

    Major financial problems make it difficult to plan, implement strategy.


  8. collections tech

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Collections in Valdosta, GA
    Current Employee - Collections in Valdosta, GA

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Unlimited hours, can revise schedule, great staff, welcoming supervisor,

    Cons

    uncertainty of hours,rotating weekends, low pay,very late nights


  9. Helpful (1)

    Arc

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Richland, WA

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The mission is important to everyone

    Cons

    Low wages, irratic schedule. Travel

    Advice to Management

    Better compensation to retain valued employees


  10. American Red Cross-phlebotomist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Looking for A Medical Assistant Job
    Former Employee - Looking for A Medical Assistant Job

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    different place each day, schedule two weeks ahead of time, nice co-workers.

    Cons

    not enough training..this is a 16 guage needle, alot of ME people

    Advice to Management

    more training..do not be so snobby


  11. District Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burke, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burke, VA

    I have been working at American Red Cross

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

    Pros

    Meaningful work. Making a difference in lives. Great employees who care about others. Strong senior management. Competitive pay. Nice to work there.

    Cons

    Constant change. Too many folks doing multiple people jobs due to right sizing. Heavy reliance on volunteers. Poor communication down too many levels of management. Too many chiefs.

    Advice to Management

    To senior management keep on the path we are on.... Level the work force to continue to root out old school manage by force policy. Create more collaboration. And better channels of communication.



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