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I enjoyed learning the non profit side of accounting

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at American Red Cross

Pros

The ability to care and help for people in need due to natural disasters. Flexability was very helpful with going to school. Support from everyone as it was a family

Cons

The reorganization made it diffult as more responsibility was added to the daily job.

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    CEO completely out of touch, poor culture and HR practices

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    Current Employee - Specialist  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Service delivery to those in need

    Cons

    CEO completely out of touch. Relies on select few for information and forms judgements on individuals based on what his favorites tell him. Decisions are made in a vacuum. Terrible organizational culture and HR practices have historically been corrupt. Only those that suddenly fall out of the favorites list get investigated or reprimanded. Blind eye is turned on others. No sense of neutrality and objectivity. It only takes one person's opinion to trash others' reputation many times. I have seen really good, ethical people leave out of disgust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a 360 degree view and be objective before forming opinions. Give everyone a chance to be heard and express their ideas. Let people feel included and part of the decision making process when possible. Do not turn a blind eye when you know someone is doing something wrong. Hold ethics above all else. Hold everyone accountable equally.

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    Life is better as a volunteer...

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    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Very prestigious organization with over 100 years of experience. Tends to bring out the best in some and the worst in others. The work that the organization does is great and they always put the clients first. Very dedicated employees.

    Cons

    Very low pay and at times compensation does not match experience or education or living area. No procedures for removing non-performing employees leaving everyone else stuck cleaning up the mess. No exit planning, if someone decided to walk away today all of their knowledge and skills are gone too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on promoting from within don't rely on hiring from the outside. You need people who understand the culture and feel of a non-profit organization. Work harder to keep volunteers engaged on the local level. It's always easy to find people looking to work on national operations, but the ones who are local, especially in big cities tend to be forgotten or not engaged enough. Try to focus on volunteer management by volunteer leadership that would help a lot. Give VRD support to do these things don't bog them down.

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