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Horrific place to work

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Current Employee - Development  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Development in New York, NY

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

Pros

the volunteers are dedicated to the mission

Cons

Poor Leadership - from the top down - fosters blaming, secrecy, sabotage and ego - NO TEAMWORK
Nepotism
Low Morale
Poor Benefits
No chance for advancement
Fundraisers are essentially raising money to pay pensions and get the Red Cross out of debt
Ineffective organization living off of the brand name

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of poor leaders and encourage new ideas and creativity - treat your employees as though they bring value or you will continue to lose talent - retaining negative and complacent workers with low morale does not bode well for your future

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

American Red Cross Response

May 20, 2014Talent Acquisition Program Associate

Thank you for your review; we agree that we have amazing and dedicated volunteers and employees. We are sorry to hear your comments concerning workplace environment and employee morale. The Red Cross ... More

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  1.  

    You will love it or hate it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Red Cross

    Pros

    Helping people in their time of need.

    Cons

    The organization needs major improvements. It's in constant chaos. Women within the organization are very catty. You would think working at a non profit that everyone would be like minded toward the mission.

    American Red Cross Response

    Apr 4, 2014Talent Acquisition Program Associate

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review; we are happy to hear your support of our mission. Our organization has recently undergone some structural changes in response to changes in the ... More

  2.  

    Great organization, but beware

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Red Cross

    Pros

    Red Cross does a good thing for the community. I have volunteered in the past and know many people who are employed. Volunteers do give a lot with little feedback on a good job.

    Cons

    The leaders make very good salaries (know where some live), but the worker bee's get told to do more and there is not money for raises. You can work very long hours with no breaks which in turns makes the people grumpy and it shows to the people they are helping. Turn over is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up the purse strings, pay your people a little more, and not be so greedy. And give the workers and volunteers a little encouragement and empower them. They know what works and does not work as they are getting their hands dirty. I heard there are career opportunities, but look at your turn over. The same jobs are on line over and over again.

    No opinion of CEO

    American Red Cross Response

    Apr 4, 2014Talent Acquisition Program Associate

    Thank you for your comments. We love hearing our employees' and volunteers’ praise for our mission. Like you, we agree that we could not be a successful organization without the dedication and ... More

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