American Red Cross

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Volunteers and Clients needs above all else.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Red Cross

    Pros

    The humanitarian mission and providing for those in need.

    Cons

    your life is secondary to service the clients and volunteers. Your on call 24-7 even on PTO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Americorps Service

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    Current Contractor - AmeriCorps Member
    Current Contractor - 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
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Volunteer AmeriCorps

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Western, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Western, NY

    I worked at American Red Cross

    Pros

    Working with community and helping those in need.

    Cons

    Due to corporate downsizing paid positions are now volunteer positions. Many chapters and blood service offices throughout the country are shutting down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and appreciate volunteers for taking on extra responsibilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Red Cross

    Pros

    People people people people people

    Cons

    VERY poor management. "Dont let the door hit you in the butt" mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Service Agent

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    Former Employee - Service Agent in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Service Agent in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Blood drives held at the call center. saving lives, friendly and dedicated coworkers

    Cons

    If you want to be treated poorly, please apply. Otherwise, run away from this place!!! Point system sucks, management shows favoritism, they write you up for performance goals but bonus structure is set up for you to fail. They always say the employees are there to stay but they fire people left and right. They claim that they are always broke (non-profit) and can't afford to give raises. That place is a joke!! No cellphones are allowed, not even in the bathroom, Even the managers are looking for new jobs. They push you to make bonus then take half of it away if you have a write up. They want the service agents on the phones at all times, no reading material like magazines are allowed at your desk, you get 7 mins in an 8hr day to use the bathroom. That place is a circus. I worked there 3 yrs and only got 1 raise!! PTO is never approved, computer systems are forever going down, angry donors complain about we call too much. call script is outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you say you love your employees, show them, give them a raise every once in a while! Stop making your service agents call donors everyday. you are losing good donors because of the harassing calls!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Development Director Review

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    Former Employee - Development Director in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Development Director in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at American Red Cross

    Pros

    The mission is a worthy one.

    Cons

    - technical support is out of date (in the one year I was there we changed cell phone providers twice and computer systems 3 times)
    - unclear goals and expectations
    - non cohesiveness between national and local boards
    - low pay
    - high turn over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve local boards along with national board when developing overarching fundraising ideas. Streamline processes so that your employees time is valued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    Top heavy - too many chiefs and not enough indians

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Red Cross

    Pros

    Mission driven; flexible work schedule; good work life balance

    Cons

    Too many directors, you do the same thing over and over - duplicating work multiple times, contractors treated as more valuable than actual employees. Very low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut some of the layers of management and be more fair to the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    terrible moral

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Red Cross

    Pros

    the work is easy, lots of travel if you want it. most supervisors are easy to get along with.

    Cons

    the moral around the entire company has nose dived in the time since before i got hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    when trying to make things efficient listen to the people actually doing the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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