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Its ok but not a career

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at Salvation Army full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Good place to work depending on what you are doing I guess. Tons of holidays off but its only 35 hour week which can be good or bad depending on how you view it. Getting off at 4:00 is nice. But some people prefere extra income by working the 40 hours but you dont get that here. Pretty good health benefits.

Cons

Officers move around so you could get a new boss every once in a while. It could be bad or good thing depending on your situation but its usually stressful because they come in not knowing their job or what to do. Can be very chaiotic and it effects the employees the most. Not a ton of training for employees or growth opportunities really. Not a place I want to work at forever but a decent place with pretty good people for the most part. It all just depends on what officer you work for. Some are great and some...not so great. Not a lot of unity as an orginization at whole, at least thats how it seems.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to employees and you dont have to agree but consider what they say at least. Humility is really necessary if you want to keep employees.

Neutral Outlook

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    Enjoyed my 6 years here, a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Media Department  in  West Nyack, NY
    Former Employee - Media Department in West Nyack, NY

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Excellent facilities in a convenient location
    - Cheap but excellent food served for lunch - I miss this the most
    - Felt I was given the space and tools needed to do a good job in a comfortable atmosphere with lots of like-minded people working together
    - I feel like for a non-profit, the benefits were generous

    Cons

    - slow to innovate, encouraged to maintain the status quo, feels like an uphill battle when you want to try something new
    - HR was slow to handle some pretty heinous activity, and discipline was uneven within even the same department - not equal treatment for normal employees vs. members of the salvation army employees
    - small ladders, no room or plan for job growth and advancement, had to fight for or make up new jobs to get ahead, as leadership is all officers (Pastors)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open administrative leadership positions to more employees, move officers to field where they can pastor people rather than be confined to a desk. Leave a minimum of officers in place and allow more employees to advance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    The most dishonest corrupt organization I have ever worked for!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    25% discount, good health plan, better than nothin
    slighly

    Cons

    Deeply rooted corrupttion leaving no one to turn to.
    No one is monitoring the main store managers which allows for mistreatment and firing of any one for fabricated reasons if you were in the sights that week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look in the mirror and talk to your self the way you talk to customers and/or employees and see what we see. They look your self in the heart and walk away.

    Doesn't Recommend
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