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Overall mission of the Red Cross is satisfying to work for and be a part of such a great team

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Current Employee - Major Gifts Officer in Westfield, NJ
Current Employee - Major Gifts Officer in Westfield, NJ

I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Very people orientated and willing to work with you to help accomplish your personal career goals including flex time to complete school and help with undergraduate tuition.

Cons

Hurricane season is crazy no matter what department you work for and very driven to the bottom line in terms of fundraising.

Advice to Management

Stop working so hard to make the Red Cross into a business and remember it is a nonprofit HUMANITARIAN organization.

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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. Helpful (1)

    Great group, but mixed review

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    Former Employee - Officer In Financial Development in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Officer In Financial Development in Washington, DC

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

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

    Pros

    Great mission; dedicated people in financial development department.

    Cons

    Way too many changes result in disorganized execution and trying to make one size fits all results in many, many lost opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the long term and be sensitive in imposing so many changes in a blanket form on all areas of financial development. Few long term employees remain, who are key in developing donor relationships. That is such a loss to the organization and overall cost to replace key personnel.

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