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

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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    Good Intentions, Poorly Executed

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

    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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    Donor specialist tech whole blood

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    Former Employee - Donor Tech  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Donor Tech in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Changing environment with different sites.

    Cons

    Salary, mileage reimbursement, benefits, management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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