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DAT (Disaster Action Trainee)

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Current Employee - Volunteer in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Volunteer in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at American Red Cross part-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent source for non-paid volunteer work experience, and great for job references.

Cons

If you work full time, I would not bother. Also you have to sign up, and wait for a orientation to register with them. Yes, its non-paid.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Humanitarian company abuses employees (blood services)

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    Current Employee - Donor Recruitment Supervisor in Nashville, GA
    Current Employee - Donor Recruitment Supervisor in Nashville, GA

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    the mission-we literally save lives

    Cons

    60-70 hour workweek is not only common, but expected. Hospitals depend on blood supply, but is sometimes very hard to be empathetic when you have been standing in a store parking lot for 5 hours in the rain or the snow begging people to get on the bloodmobile and donate blood. Hospital needs supercede human needs of Red Cross employees and there is absolutely no work/life balance in the Donor Recruitment and Collections departments...we work weekends, all holidays except Thanksgiving and Christmas, and lose vacation time (for which we are not paid) every year....altho office people have 40 hour work weeks, no weekends and can take two week vacations without worrying. The pressure is constant and employees regularly go WEEKS without one day off.

    Advice to Management

    Stop expecting two departments to take the brunt of your needs. Market for NEW donors, incentivize current donors...SPEND MONEY instead of just expecting Donor Recruitment to pull in donors with less and less support.


  2. Great entry level social services job

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    Former Employee - After Hours Caseworker in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - After Hours Caseworker in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Red Cross part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    This was an perfect job to gain experience in social services. The after hours work allowed for very good job flexibility that worked well with school.

    Cons

    There was no connection with the daytime staff so it made it impossible to really feel like you were a part of the team or truly working towards the mission.

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate the after hours staff better with the day time staff as both positions are critical to the mission.


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