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Volunteered

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at American Red Cross

Pros

Knowledgeable and friendly people
Great camaraderie

Cons

It was volunteer. Not much to say about the negatives.

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    Glad it's over now.

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    Former Employee - Collections Technician in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Collections Technician in Mobile, AL

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed traveling every day and not being limited to the same hours and the same people in the same places every day. It was also very good to know that I was helping to save lives every day just by going to work.

    Cons

    The Red Cross is good at saying that they care about their staff, but they make it very clear that if you are not able to do the job they will just find someone else. The crazy hours do get on your nerves sometimes, and they have the ability to make the hours better but those in management aren't affected by them so they don't bother to try. They also treat their volunteers very badly.

    Advice to Management

    I think that every person in upper management should have to spend one week of the year loading trucks and being on the road with the staff for 60 or 70 hours just to remind yourselves that the road staff isn't just complaining about nothing but that you do expect some really ridiculous things from the road staff. Maybe that would help you keep your expectations a little more realistic. Decisions shouldn't be made based on rumors. Communicate with the staff and quit lying to them, they're not nearly as stupid as you think.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Red Cross

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very supportive, resourceful, good pay

    Cons

    Rely on volunteers, could hire more qualified employees

    Advice to Management

    Overhead is no longer viewed as cons, opposite hiring more qualified employees would make ARC program more efficient. Lack proper evaluation metrics. Implementing early monitoring systems would justify ARC claim to fame of their efficacy (.90 of every donated dollar goes to the programs)

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