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Experience in Red Cross is fulfilling in a sense that you will have the chance to reach out to the most vulnerable.

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Former Employee - Chapter Service Representative - Blood Bank  in  Pasig City (Philippines)
Former Employee - Chapter Service Representative - Blood Bank in Pasig City (Philippines)

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

Pros

- There are many relevant training
- You get to meet a lot of people
- You will learn a lot values
- You get to know the value of your self-worth

Cons

- No overtime work (mostly volunteer work)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Keep up the good work

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was mislead in terms of job expectations.

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    Former Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative
    Former Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Working for one of the most recognizable and respected agencies in the world.
    The mission is honorable. Enjoyed getting out and meeting with sponsors and donors.
    I immensely enjoyed doing educational presentations and recruiting
    at high schools. Good benefits, company vehicle and generous
    vacation.

    Cons

    There is no work-life balance. If you have young children, keep looking.
    Was not told when I was interviewed what the expectations were in terms of the typical work week hours. A typical work week, if you are doing all aspects of your job and attending your blood drives is very easy 60-70 hrs a week. Rarely is there an opportunity that you feel you can take an entire day off. You do get generous vacation time which looks so good on paper that you salivate, but it is very difficult to take time off. No one in my department is allowed any vacation days in December. This is essentially a sales job where so much is out of your control it is maddening. Recruitment reps work so hard to get donors to show up but then collections can be lazy and not work hard to collect the necessary units. Yet you are held accountable for all of it. Very little accountability or incentives for collections staff. Overall the mission is great but you are expected to do a job that would readily keep 3 people busy for 40 hrs a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start running the Red Cross like a business. By not providing enough or just enough collections staff on blood drives, customer service is poor and drives will not grow. Need to provide more support for recruitment reps, provide incentives collections and only hold reps accountable for presenting donors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Demanding

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Get to work with great volunteers

    Cons

    Don't manage change well...constant change. Very uncertainty for people. Sta

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to improve work life balance. Also learn how to manage "change."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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