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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 for more than 10 years

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great part-time and flexible position

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    Former Employee - Health and Safety Coordinator  in  Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Health and Safety Coordinator in Asheville, NC

    I worked at American Red Cross part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility to work around my other job and school.
    Always meeting interesting people in your own community.
    Doing good for the community.

    Cons

    Dummy-proof curriculum. This gets really boring to teach.
    General confusion as to who should be contacting you with details for courses.
    Decrease in capturing market share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase your market share within your communities whether that be through better marketing, support or by meeting the changing demands.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Dysfunctional management will destroy the organization in the long term

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    Current Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some days are short were the best part of the job

    Cons

    Too many issues to comment on!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    EVOLVE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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