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Upper Management lacking

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Specialist in Dedham, MA
Current Employee - Specialist in Dedham, MA

I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Co-workers are dedicated and hard working
Support the mission of providing safe blood to patients

Cons

workload is inequitable
managers are poorly selected and have no managerial skills

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more pro-active and less re-active.
start at the top and make managers accountable for their actions

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. They do good things...but

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Name recognition looks good on a resume. Feel a sense of purpose. Good benefits, pay is average for health and human services.

    Cons

    Chapters can get swallowed up, lack of leadership, people in positions of authority have either no motivation or no desire to do their job. No job security. Beyond poor management at the local levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with it and recognize employee contributions and allow them to do their job.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Hearts are in the right place, but poorly managed.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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