Red Cross
3.0 of 5 513 reviews
www.redcross.org Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

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It has seen better days

Supervisor (Former Employee)
Dedham, MA

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

ProsCompany has been through its ups and downs throughout the years. Overall it was good to me and I received great training there when they offered it. Its challenges now are trying to gain market share again and donor retention. The benefits were always excellent and the pay regardless what some employees thought, were competitive. Raises were given when other companies were freezing wages. Even when our raises were on hold, a flat bonus was given in lieu of an increase to recognize worker's accomplishments. I am grateful that I worked there for a cumulative of 22 years before a final layoff. No regrets.

ConsFinancial troubles have hit this organization big time with numerous layoffs over the past 2 years and more to come. The Dedham location is practically nonexistent and the morale is like working at a morgue. Management really needs to think things through before rolling out systems that cause layoffs, only to find out the system is not adequate. Need to pilot programs first before finalizing implementation. Hire people based on their actual experience, talent, personality and intelligence. Stay away from the continued "old boy/old girl" model that plaques that environment with incompetent decision makers. The company is a foundation worth saving and deserves to live on.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop looking through rose colored glasses; listen to the people and their concerns.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Employees treated very poorly

Collections Technician III (Current Employee)
Saint Paul, MN

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


Pros: Collecting blood from donors is fun and fast paced. The work you do for… Cons: Pay, employee policies, management treats you as a worthless commodity. There is no work/life balance. Schedule is erratic, being scheduled late into the… Advice to Senior Management: Recognize employee moral is at rock bottom lows. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Excellent mission and focus, poor management and communications

Administrative Coordinator II (Former Employee)
Columbia, SC

I worked at Red Cross full-time for more than a year


Pros: Non-Profit Environment provides a sense of worth to achievements. The identity and branding… Cons: Communications were lacking, both in rolling out new information and in… Advice to Senior Management: Get to understand the actual functions and operations of the company prior to trying to implement the… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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