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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 for 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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    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 for 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
    Approves of CEO
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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 for less than a 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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