American Red Cross

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If you're the pizza boy, please don't apply.

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Current Employee - Data Entry
Current Employee - Data Entry

I have been working at American Red Cross

Pros

Be a part of an organization that works to save lives via blood donations, disaster relief, and partakes in global causes. The benefits package here is laughable at best but when you compare it to other businesses locally it's one of the best for this area.

Cons

Human Resources is a bunch of IDIOTS.They do not take needs into consideration and if you exhibit slight signs of having a disability, it WILL be used against you. Only the strong will surviive working here for so long.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get the cork out of your asses. Treat your teams with respect and don't make us feel like we're a bunch of maggots please.

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    Red Cross is a Disaster

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    Former Employee - Manager III
    Former Employee - Manager III

    I worked at American Red Cross

    Pros

    Location in Washington DC is nice. The people inthe chapter organisations are highly motivated and it is fun and worthwhile to engage them. As a volunteer organization, the Red Cross does an excellent job of keeping the chapter volunteers engaged. These people really provide the true public face of the organization. The Red Cross also has reasonable benefits compared with other non-profit volunteer organizations. The Red Cross also provides a higher pay rate for IT professionals (although this does not always translate into recruiting better candidates). The Red Cross also has some great events such as the annual chapter conference.

    Cons

    Performance goes unrewarded while incompetence is overlooked. Management has a lot of C and D players that tend to recruit other C and D players. Several key exectutives are grossly unqualified and lack basic management and leadership skills. There is a lot of nepotism and favoritism to go around. Employee morale is very low when I left, but has only become worse since then as the organization was forcewd to lay off 30 per cent ot headquarters staff. Unfortunately, even this opportunity did not clean house of the those individuals that should have been let go as too much dead wood is still afloat within the irganization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stem the loss of good people and get rid of the dead weight by implementing an effective performance assessment and oversight program.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    ARC continuing to collapse

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    Former Employee - Director of Communications in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director of Communications in Boston, MA

    I worked at American Red Cross

    Pros

    Paid time off for NFP's is always better than in the private sector. Local chapters seem to be flexible with time off, mother's hours etc...

    Cons

    Employee morale is very low, misuse of funds is causing the ARC to go under. The direction the ARC is heading on the local levels is very sad. A once great, helpful NFP that stood above the others, is worse now than most. Turnover is at insane levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a serious look at who you have running your local chapters and look at the boards within these chapters. Do you not realize why people have stopped donating? The public has lost trust in the ARC with all the scandals both nationally and locally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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