American Red Cross

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Excellent mission and focus, poor management and communications

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Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator II in Columbia, SC
Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator II in Columbia, SC

I worked at American Red Cross full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Non-Profit Environment provides a sense of worth to achievements.
The identity and branding of the company is well known throughout the world
The services provided were top-notch.

Cons

Communications were lacking, both in rolling out new information and in response to feedback.
Technological advances were poorly structured and faulty on roll-out.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get to understand the actual functions and operations of the company prior to trying to implement the newest thing for the industry. Otherwise you are trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Summer Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at American Red Cross as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good cause, nice atmosphere, very friendly people, great location and beautiful building

    Cons

    work did not seem to be taken seriously, worked alone in a cubicle many days

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good Intentions, Poorly Executed

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Durham, NC

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Services really go to the disadvantaged. Non-profit organization. Blood products help patients in need, Emergency services really help victims and this is very noble.

    Cons

    LOW PAY, No empowerment between line staff and management. Pay should reflect skill of position. Red Cross promotions are hard to come by and they dont reward top talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees. They work the front line. Management needs to realign priorities and focus on employee development. Good people want to work at the American Red Cross, but retention is very low because of people need good pay to live

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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