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mixed bag

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (More than 8 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Some excellent people, great mission, and positive change is on the horizon.

Cons

lessening job security, low wages can't retain good people, worsening and complex benefits, slow to respond to change

Advice to Management

It is exciting to know that we will soon be out from under the consent decree. With the money the organization is and will be saving in fines, you should reinvest it into the compensation of your employees and being more aggressive and strategic in growing the business. Let's get employees and America excited about the Red Cross again!

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Upper Management lacking

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Helpful (1)

    Hearts are in the right place, but poorly managed.

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    • 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)

    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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