American Red Cross

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Employees treated very poorly

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Collections Technician III in Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - Collections Technician III in Saint Paul, MN

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

Pros

Collecting blood from donors is fun and fast paced. The work you do for ARC Biomedical, is very important and you can take pride in your work helping people.

Cons

Pay, employee policies, management treats you as a worthless commodity. There is no work/life balance. Schedule is erratic, being scheduled late into the evening and then early the next morning. Employee turnover is high, many employees hired simply to be a body to fit scheduling purposes.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize employee moral is at rock bottom lows.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Fair

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to its employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent mission and focus, poor management and communications

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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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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