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High turn around for a reason

Shelter Staff (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

ProsNon Profit, get to help people
Managers very open on letting you do new tasks.
Nice people

ConsVery low pay
No benefits
No Health benefits even though you work with the homeless population which carry scarlet fever, bronchitis, scabies, and a slew of other illnesses...oh yeah, staph infections.

The job is part time but they managers demand you work ALL HOLIDAYS (because the salaried , full time employees are "required" to take them off), and be on call during the winter for their other shelter...on the days you're off.

The majority of funds going to the shelter comes from grant money, and the majority of donations go to church bs. The shelter has a ridiculously high turnover rate for a reason.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt's unfair that shelter staff workers are forced to cater their whole life around your understaffed organization while getting paid minimum wage. It's insulting as the participants have better jobs than shelter staff. Forcing sheltering staff to be on call during your warming hour centers in addition to making them work every holiday is why i'm leaving the group.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Its ok but not a career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) 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… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to employees and you dont have to agree but consider what they… More
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    Pleasant and enjoyable and challenging

    Administrator/Director (Former Employee) Mount Vernon, NY

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Rewarding, blessings, well balance between business and spiritual aspects of… Cons: Seeing someone dowellthen falloff thewagon Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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