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Resistant to change

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

I have been working at American Red Cross

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

This organization has a great mission, a good philosophy about people, and a complete inability to change the way we have always done things. There is a fantastic desire to help people, to provide service to those who desperately need it, and to make a difference in peoples lives. We are an organization that truly does save lives on a daily basis.

It is also an organization that provides a good benefit package, although suffering in the current economy. The time off is good and the health insurance is respectable. The environment is easy to work in with most people, including management, being fair and respectful.

Cons

There is such a fear of change, in fact, a fear of everything. The level of paranoia from the FDA making findings, to the fear of benefits being cut is truly amazing. People want to get into a position and stay there for the rest of their life with no possibility of risk of change.

Advice to Management

Don't be afraid to shake it up a little. Look outside the box - color outside the lines - make people justify their salary or wage to you. If there are people that can't - cut them. Hire younger and more diverse groups to bring in some fresh blood.

Run it like it really is a business!

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Completely dsfunctional

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    Former Employee - Development Officer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Development Officer in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Red Cross

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

    Pros

    They have a great mission

    Cons

    Management is incompetent
    There are no consequences for incompetent or toxic employees
    They continually promote poor performers
    For the most part, senior management is not suited for their positions
    They cannot retain qualified staff

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified candidates for all positions and get rid of poor performing managers

  2. Redcross

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Falls Church, VA

    I worked at American Red Cross

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Non Profit Organization where you can give back to the society and at the same time its rewarding and competetive enough as compared to private sector

    Cons

    At times slow because of fda & other regulations

    Advice to Management

    To be more open to welcome ideas from the grass root employees

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