American Red Cross

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A love hate job

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Wichita, KS
Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Wichita, KS

I worked at American Red Cross full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Working with donors, decent starting pay, most workers are very caring

Cons

Excessive travel, irregular hours and sleep

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management needs to deal with issues when it's brought to their attention rather than bury their head in the sand and ignore the problems.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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    Red Cross Biomedical - Donor Rep Columbus Ohio

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    Current Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good opportunity to work for a non profit that runs like a business.

    Cons

    You'd think they cared about the welfare of their own people? But they don't. They expect you to work 60 hours a week, and will dock you for taking a half day or asking for some time off. HR isn't any good. I had sleepless nights worrying and stressing over the job. Not worth my health.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Mission but Horrible Management!

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Madison, WI

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The American Red Cross has a wonderful mission and their branding is known around the world. PTO policy is the only positive employee benefit.

    Cons

    While recognized as a humanitarian organization, they treat their employees horribly. This organization strips you of your work ethic and degrades your skills. Very wasteful of the resources they have and not open to very simple changes to improve. A very negative and dysfunctional environment to work in. A revolving door and most of those going out are key talent that management should strive to retain. Poor health benefits; horrible management who are unable to effectively lead - a total disappointment as an employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A good manager always hires the best and brightest. The management at ARC isn't the brightest at the top so they continually hire dumb and dumber all the way down the management chain. Appreciate the employees who are busy doing the work and carrying out the mission for they are your number one asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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