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A great place to build skills

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at American Red Cross full-time

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Worked with very experienced professionals. Great benefits. The entire leadership team has put lots of investment in modernizing the entire brand and workplace.

Cons

You can always experience long hours during a disaster, but this is nothing new. Also, as a nonprofit, you know it's going to be difficult to offer competitive salaries.

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  1. Lesson in humanitarian aid

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, room to do what you want, good colleagues

    Cons

    Management issues, old models not working, lack of innovation


  2. Bureaucracy From Afar

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    Former Contractor - Program Coordinator
    Former Contractor - Program Coordinator

    I worked at American Red Cross as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Generally pleasant experience with the folks at our chapter
    They are good at mobilizing community volunteers, which is always helpful in a nonprofit

    Cons

    Bureaucracy that dictates vast changes that often make no sense at the ground level
    Top-down corporate management style with little consultation with boots on the ground
    Promotion of people who play well with upper management rather than those who are most efficient at their jobs

    Advice to Management

    Consult and listen to local leadership more. Despite your many years of experience as a corporate executive, these chapter leaders know more than you do about their community's demographics and the day-to-day realities in the field.


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