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Meaningful work, painful management

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I worked at American Red Cross as a contractor

Pros

- meaningful work
- direct interaction with clients
- thorough training

Cons

- low pay
- little room for advancement
- uncertain future; one round of layoffs after another makes long-term planning and projects difficult
- unclear expectations
- in-fighting between departments
- favoritism

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communicate better with employees, and make an attempt to retain talented ones. Train managers who have been promoted internally. Make promotions more transparent.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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    Working for the Red Cross wasn't at all the place, environment or culture I thought it would be.

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse

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

    Pros

    Able to work in healthcare with people who aren't sick. To participate in helping to save lives.

    Cons

    To many bosses, and coworkers who think they are the boss. Managers playing favorites with some employees and conversely very unfairly punitive with other employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons and stop doing those things. And quit with the micro management and all the "write-ups"!! Adds unnecessary stress to the job. Also practice what u preach. I saw people get written up for the smallest of infractions and for things that I observed supervisors doing themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Provides life saving products and comfort to those in need.

    Cons

    The leadership in the company is comprised of fallout from companies that have failed. Now not surprisingly the company has turned into the most unhumanitarian humanitarian organization. Fiscally irresponsible and falling fast. They still provide much needed relief to the public but the company is imploding fast I would not be surprised to see the company gone in five years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek sturdy and trustworthy leadership with a proven record of success to try and save the company before the current leadership runs it into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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