American Red Cross

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Great people and mission. Poor leadership at senior levels.

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Former Employee - Manager
Former Employee - Manager

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

Pros

Mission of saving lives. Hard working and dedicated staff.

Cons

Leadership is lacking ability to lead the company. Relies on hiding behind charts and graphs. Great disconnect between line staff and senior managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Wake up to the reality that continuing to sacrifice long term dedicated employees to cut costs because of your poor long term planning is killing the organization. You can only rely on the brand image for so long.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

American Red Cross Response

May 20, 2014Talent Acquisition Program Associate

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your praise for our mission and agree that our staff (and volunteers) are outstanding. As you alluded to, our organization recently underwent restructuring in ... More

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Boss driver

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Red Cross

    Pros

    Good money good hours you meet a lot of people

    Cons

    Everything company does not care about you at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No you couldn't

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    American Red Cross Response

    May 20, 2014Talent Acquisition Program Associate

    Thank you for leaving a review. We're happy to read your praise for your compensation and schedule, and are glad that you enjoyed meeting different people in your role. We are sorry to hear that you ... More

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    May this step be a brief one in your career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    ARC has a great mission. The work environment is very casual. There are many women in local management.

    Cons

    National management makes poor decisions because they are out of touch with their local operations. Such as money saving measures will often cost more than previous models, or making demands of budgets that demonstrate they have not even looked at said budgets.

    In restructuring new positions were found for managers but staff was let go. Restructuring means job loses and that is painful for everyone. But don't fire a dozen of us and send emails asking us to congratulate our new vice president. Worse, announcements about restructuring and job loses are made several months before the specific details are available. That sort of uncertainty makes employee retention and productivity difficult.

    A big raise for the year is still less than inflation.

    Very expensive technology decisions are made by people who don't get tech.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The national office should be a resource of best practices, not doing its best to make work less efficient and more expensive for the sake of standardization. Why is getting out of the consent decree not a priority? It cost us $9.6 million in 2012. If it is a priority, why has progress not been communicated?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    American Red Cross Response

    May 20, 2014Talent Acquisition Program Associate

    We appreciate your review, and are happy to read your praise for our mission and commitment to diversity. Thank you for bringing to our attention the details of your experience during our recent ... More

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