American Red Cross

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Great place to work for progressive, "go-getter" personalities.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

I worked at American Red Cross

Pros

Good working atmosphere with respect for family and personal lives. A lot of room for creativity in your position once you have established yourself as long as you are a good communicator and a team player. Good insurance and benefits package. Overall you can feel great about coming to work everyday and making a difference in someone else's life.

Cons

Some of the employees that have been around for a long time are poisonous to a positive working atmosphere. Compensation is good for non-profit but not on par with for-profit business. Professional development and training opportunities are lacking compared to what you can get at for-profit companies.

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    Great atmosphere to work in. Everyone is very accommodating and helpful.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at American Red Cross

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere. Get to know a lot of the other employees on a personal level. The directors are great and are always willing to help and answer questions.

    Cons

    Directions to some projects were not very clear. Sometimes is was too loud in the office areas to work. Cold office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more feedback to the workers concerning their progress. When assigning projects, be more specific about the criteria and deadlines

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    One great mission, trampled by personal interests

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at American Red Cross

    Pros

    The ability to help others that are in need is very rewarding. Some of the things that you experience when you work with the organization are life changing and show you the potential you have to make a difference. Some of the volunteers and co-workers you interact with every day, are very passionate people that make the worplace a somewhat pleasant on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Power-hungry people. Chapter C.E.O. was more concerned in how their image reflected to volunteers and community rather than taking care of the people within the organization. Non-existent HR department. I was outprocessed with little disclosure and under their terms, not something fair to both parties. Pressure from upper management to sweep problems under the carpet than discussing them openly and honestly. Little circles within employees looking after their own agendas (promotions, career advancements, etc) that trampled the code of conduct and the mission of an organization asa whole. No recognition for achievements, rewards only to the "favorites" and not to people that deserve it, whether it is an employee or a volunteer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace leadership at local and national level with new, capable people that can refresh the organization. Award promotions and positions based on merit rather than as a political game.

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