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Helpful (2)

Disappointment continues

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at American Red Cross full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Field staff believe in a mission to help others. Dedication to the various services is great.

Cons

The level of ineptitude increases with each rung up the corporate ladder. Executives in DC will drive the organization in to the ground. The Board of "Bystanders" is invisible and clueless. No one in DC has ever successfully run a field operation. Most executives in DC live elsewhere, and charge commuting expenses to the organization, like absentee landlords. Gender and age discrimination continue under the thin guise of 'reorgs' and 're-engineering'.

Advice to Management

Go back to the 'for profit' world if they will take you.

American Red Cross Response

Mar 14, 2014 – Talent Acquisition Program Associate

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are always thrilled to hear positive comments about the dedication of our employees to fulfilling the Red Cross mission. We also thank you ... More

Other Employee Reviews for American Red Cross

  1. Happy to be here.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technologist in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technologist in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Manufacturing environment. Steady work/hours. Climate controlled environment. Get to work at own pace, which is normal speed or fast depending on workflow. Get to perform different tasks in department which breaks up monotony.

    Cons

    Some supervisors have tendency to micromanage which can be frustrating for all. Very hard to move up the ladder here. Fear of making one mistake being the one that fires you. Very regulated environment, even minor documentation errors are big issues.

    Advice to Management

    Some need to relax and trust employees more. Don't bring personal life issues/drama to work as this decreases moral.

    American Red Cross Response

    Jan 29, 2014 – Talent Acquisition Program Associate

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your honest feedback. We are glad that you find your work and hours to be steady and manageable. As you can imagine, because of the nature of our work, some ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great organization going through too much change and uncertainty

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are very helpful and knowledgeable, knowing that what I do helps saves lives is amazing

    Cons

    Constant change and no stability right now, attitude of some employees is horrible,

    American Red Cross Response

    Feb 7, 2014 – Talent Acquisition Program Associate

    Thank you for your honest review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your coworkers and being part of the Red Cross mission, saving lives. We also recognize that there have been many transitions ... More


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