American Red Cross

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Great place to work, depending on your senior manager

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Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC

I worked at American Red Cross full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great company to work for, competitive pay and pretty decent benefits. Emergency Management can often become highly stressful and taxing; but the end results are worth the aggravation. Wonderful people to work along side, compassionate and dedicated to serving the public needs and are highly bright and intelligent.

Cons

Highly bureaucratic infrastructure-Board of Governors and Executives only concerned with bottom line besides the mission which they're supposed to operate within. Constant reorganizing of business policies which often leads to cutting of staff, whom are valuable and very much needed for daily operations of offices. Some senior management are highly indecisive, opting to not make a decision when one is needed and required-leading to confusion among staff which can leak onto the field. Lack of leadership and accountability.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop the reorganizing of business practices-invest in the employee's future by offering more training modules for office staff and provide better leadership so all can achieve not just the bottom line.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    My experience at the Red Cross was great and a phenomenal learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Disaster Relief Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Disaster Relief Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Involvement with a variety of population, being able to work in different areas of the organization and see it all come together in the results of lives being changed.

    Cons

    Disorganization in how work is carried out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate work to those who are competent to fulfill the roles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very enjoyable and plenty of room for advancement

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Columbia, SC

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Always new and exciting tasks to learn

    Cons

    Some days not staff properly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow up on the feedback that are given from staff members

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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