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HR Technology

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

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

Pros

There is no micro management. Onsite cafeteria. Quiet work environment. Those who are self-disciplined can definitely improve their skills. Nice location in DC with shuttles to the nearest metro stations. Really the only part about ARC that impressed me was their commitment to diversity, with regular meetings for employees who wanted to attend.

Cons

Somewhere in the organization there is trouble transitioning to technology. They use the same checks and balances they probably had in place before email, internet, etc. It's quiet and very very lonely. The only people I regularly spoke to were two people sitting near me, and the people I met smoking outside. On my first day I was given a brief tour, a desk, a computer and a phone. I had computer trouble the entire time I worked for them. My computer was so slow that adding a row in Excel could take up to twenty minutes. From what I saw, my only guess is that managers have just been promoted based on their time with the organization and not based on their skills.

Advice to Management

Get an efficiency expert and listen to what they have to say. Employees only know their one small part and no one takes responsibility or is held accountable for their work.

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    American Red Cross

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Ashburn, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    non-profit organization with a good mission statement

    Cons

    too many reduction in forces and favoritism

    Advice to Management

    an overall review of current management should be performed


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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 (More than 8 years)

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

    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 Management

    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...


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