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Great for experience, not long-term career

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Current Employee - Program Associate  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Program Associate in Washington, DC

I have been working at American Red Cross full-time for less than a year

Pros

People with a lot of experience, lots of younger people, great pay

Cons

Rigid bureaucracy, rigid HR requirements that make advancement difficult, very stovepiped

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

American Red Cross Response

Mar 14, 2014Talent Acquisition Program Associate

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review; we are pleased to read your positive comments about your coworkers and compensation. We also realize that perceived bureaucracy can be frustrating and ... More

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    DCS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You have a job and insurance is ok.

    Cons

    Everything else-no career growth. It is a very unorganize company.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    American Red Cross Response

    Mar 14, 2014Talent Acquisition Program Associate

    Thank you for your feedback. We strive to offer our employees competitive pay and benefits and are glad to hear you were pleased with your health insurance coverage. We also appreciate your concerns ... More

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    How can humanitarians create such a toxic work environment?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    The pros are that the compensation is better than you will get at most non-profit organizations.

    Cons

    Middle managers openly hostile to employees. Screaming and swearing at employees is accepted, and if you bring abusive behavior to superiors' attention it is made clear to you that you are free to leave (and maybe not so free to stay). On top of that the organization is poorly organized, there is a very high turnover and few opportunities to advance beyond entry-level positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The corporate culture is competitive and toxic due to lack of opportunities for career development at every level. Environment is full of suspicion as all are vying for few opportunities to advance. The attitide is that every person helped by an employee is an opportunity to shine that was lost for other employees. This needs to change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    American Red Cross Response

    May 20, 2014Talent Acquisition Program Associate

    Thank you for your review; we are glad you found your compensation to be fair. We also thank you for bringing to our attention your concerns with workplace environment. Under no circumstances does ... More

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