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Helpful (1)

Hearts are in the right place, but poorly managed.

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Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

I have been working at American Red Cross as a contractor (Less than a year)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

You can really make a difference and everyone is very friendly. You'll find people who really care about making a difference in their community, and it's a good networking opportunity. You'll know your job makes a difference.

Cons

The Red Cross is bleeding money, and is attempting to fix the problem in all the wrong ways. They recently laid off all of their instructors so they could hire *some* of them back as part-time workers without benefits.

Advice to Management

Listen more to your employees. Figure out new ways of money management that don't involve axing your primary money makers. Don't overload people and wonder why things aren't getting done. Focus on your industry-service!

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Lots of tension between departments at the One Red Cross.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative
    Current Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and at the end of then day you know you are truly impacting many people.

    Cons

    Work schedule is difficult with a family!

    Advice to Management

    Hire competant managers with a positive attitude.


  2. Fair

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very mission focused. Steady Pay with Benefits. Good Resume Builder with in the Human Services/ Non Profit Field. Never the same day.

    Cons

    Good Ole Boy Network at its Best! Incompetent Volunteers carry too much weight while hard working loyal paid staff have no voice. Overworked Paid Staff expected to do more than they can handle. Long Hours kills family life! Management in DC has no clue what the field deals with. Too many changes implemented with no feedback from the field.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to its employees.


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