American Red Cross

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Fairly rewarding work/ bad management

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The Red Cross possesses an amazing mission and going to work everyday knowing what you do is saving lives is what's kept me here.

Cons

Management expects people to take on 2, 3, even 4 different roles at a time with no salary bump. Their leave policy in my division is this: the only excusable leave is bereavement leave. They are highly lacking in the communication department causing great confusion/frustration. In the past when you worked for a non profit you expected lower wages but the benefits made up for it; this is no longer the case at the Red Cross.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The job market is turning around (albeit slowly) and at some point you are going to need to start treating your employees better. Improve communication.

Doesn't Recommend
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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    Solid mission, bureaucracy and egos gets in the way though

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative in Douglasville, GA
    Current Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative in Douglasville, GA

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

    Pros

    A fantastic cause to work for and it is well instilled through out the company.

    Cons

    Too many unnecessary procedures and unqualified management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take personal relationships out of promotions and reward the value of talent w/in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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