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rewarding

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Current Employee - Collections  in  Lansing, MI
Current Employee - Collections in Lansing, MI

I have been working at American Red Cross full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

good pay and benefits good peers

Cons

not very stable anymore making lots of cuts

Advice to ManagementAdvice

none

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

American Red Cross Response

May 20, 2014Talent Acquisition Program Associate

Thank you for your review. We are glad to read your positive comments concerning compensation and your workplace relationships. Our organization has undergone some restructuring recently, as we’ve ... More

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    Helping save lives everyday

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    the name speaks for itself

    Cons

    too corporate in its practices

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    American Red Cross Response

    Apr 7, 2014Talent Acquisition Program Associate

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We’re pleased to hear your support for our mission. We are a very large organization, but are constantly looking for ways we can streamline our ... More

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    Feel like I am paying to work for them....

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    Current Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative  in  Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with daily

    Cons

    They are constantly changing rules and I have actually lost money working for them since I started three years ago. They are going to go bankrupt in a few years if they don't make some changes but sticking it to the little man isn't my recommendation. I suggest paying your CEO's a few hundred thousand less per year so you can keep your good, hardworking employees. The car reimbursement program (Runzheimer) is a joke and they pay less than $185/month for their employees to use their own vehicles to do the job. Putting over 20,000 miles per year on our own vehicles and getting a stipend of less than $200/month is obnoxious. Our mileage reimbursement averages only 15-18 cents per mile. You want to hire sales people but no right minded sales focused employee is going to work for the money you are offering. Most sales individuals have a car stipend of $400-700/ month on top of their salary and commisions/bonus. Helping save lives is a great feeling but when you are getting ripped off in the process it begins to make you re-think your employment with this organization. It cost a lot of money to train new employee's and I would think they would want to do something to keep those that have stuck it out so that expense isn't an issue. The mindset among the leaders is "if you don't like it then leave!" That is a terrible attitude to have when all of this can be fixed and it just costs the organization MORE money! This organization is a big let down and it's time for the senior directors/CEO's to make a sacrifice to save it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to increase those car stipends and mileage reimbursements and quit having meetings about meetings. This organization and the leaders running it spend more time in meetings discussing meetings that they are losing control of what is happening in the work force. You have people running the show just because they have been employed for the Red Cross for a long time not because they are acutally qualified. It's very sad to see this organization heading down the bankruptcy road when there are so many ways to prevent this from happening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    American Red Cross Response

    May 23, 2014Talent Acquisition Program Associate

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review; we appreciate you addressing your concerns around car and mileage reimbursement. Our program was designed to reimburse qualified employees fairly and ... More

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