American Red Cross

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Quasi-government Non Profit

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Former Employee - Network Manager in New Orleans, LA
Former Employee - Network Manager in New Orleans, LA

I worked at American Red Cross

Pros

It is a great organization with a clear cut purpose. Its employees often hold that same vision to help ones who are less fortunate or have fallen victim to some type of calamity. They have a very clear, regimented structure (like the military) which people can identify their role and what they would like to do. Training is very structured and their is clearly laid out career plan and progression track for those that work within the organization. This formal structure sometimes causes people to forget about the individual because everything is so systematic.

Cons

Long hours and poor compensation, especially at the local chapter level.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Attempt to work with Red Cross on a corporate level to improve compensation at the chapter level. With that you will be able to hire better staff.

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Red Cross is a simple business that overcomplexifies itself to the point to dysfunction

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Dedham, MA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Dedham, MA

    I have been working at American Red Cross

    Pros

    It is a mission driven organization

    Cons

    Instability of leadership. Overcomplexification of processes makes work over proceduralized and dehumanizing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick around. Trust employees. Stop trying to document every second of the work day and let people do their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2.  

    Feels great, pays little.

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    Former Employee - Communications Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Communications Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at American Red Cross

    Pros

    The mission of the Red Cross is a noble one and it feels good to be working towards the stated goals. Employee appreciation is high.

    Cons

    Similiar to many of the downsides of any non-profit.....low salary, job growth is limited, what's more, there is no clear path of career development. While it's nice to get a lot of pats on the back, it's not so nice never getting raises because the organization doesn't have funding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Institute more practices from the private sector. Forgo some of the "feel good" sessions for an increase in efficiency and performance based rewards.

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