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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 for more than 3 years

Pros

non-profit organization with a good mission statement

Cons

too many reduction in forces and favoritism

Advice to ManagementAdvice

an overall review of current management should be performed

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I wish we got paid a little more

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at American Red Cross

    Pros

    I am proud to work for an organization that helps people

    Cons

    high stress job (emergency call center SAF) for low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase our wages a little, make more opportunities for growth

    Approves of CEO
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