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Laboratory Technician

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Current Employee - Clinical Lab Scientist  in  Pomona, CA
Current Employee - Clinical Lab Scientist in Pomona, CA

I have been working at American Red Cross full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Decent Pay, lots of MANDATORY overtime(don't even know if that is a "plus" )
. Paid time off. That's IT !!! No Life !!

Cons

Consent Decree for almost 20 Years, are You kidding the American Public ??
ANY Private company would be shut the heck down by now !!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get in the Lab and see what's really going on. Morale is at an all time low, and tech's are sick and tired of getting written up or talked to by problem management. Makes us want to work slower and more carefull so we don't make mistakes. Lot of Units out of refrigeration for up to 2 HOURS !!!!! How can this even happen !?!?!? Sup's even know this, and see it, and don't give a darn because they feel like the rest of us that we are overwhelmed with 1500 units (at least) everynite on swingshift. Then Grave comes in and retaliates on the other shifts cause they don't like being bombarded with the workload..Lots of restructuring needed here. I can name management but i'm sorry I need my job to provide for my family...

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

702 Other Employee Reviews for American Red Cross (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    alot of knowledge in your head all at once- vigorous training period

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    Current Employee - Technician II  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Technician II in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at American Red Cross

    Pros

    flexible shifts and very fair w pto

    Cons

    open 24 hours so weekendsand holidays are mandatory

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be patient w new employees because the training process is overwhelming

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    As a volunteer, I was not offered any challenging or even interesting work.

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    Former Employee - Volunteer  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Detroit, MI

    I worked at American Red Cross

    Pros

    Helping others; Red cross is a great organization; much of the work that the organization as a whole provides is worthwhile.

    Cons

    There are very few opportunities for volunteers. I offered a very skilled work history, but they had a difficult time coming up with volunteer jobs that could utilize my skills. The type of volunteer jobs they had available were such that anyone could do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about placing skilled volunteers in positions that will keep them interested, challenged, and coming back to volunteer more.

    No opinion of CEO
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