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Dysfunctional and odd company culture

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Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Chicago, IL

I worked at Salvation Army full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

You will meet many interesting people, and depending on your role, you will have the satisfaction of seeing many of the faces that are touched by their programs.

Cons

The church leaders are also the senior most executive and management roles across the board. This leads to a strange hierarchy of poor leadership by people who are at no risk of losing their titles or jobs. Conflict resolution usually ended in firings or resignations of employees. In my short time there, I saw over 4 dozen employees either get fired or resign out of frustration from an 88 person staff. I resigned after three years.

Advice to Management

High turnover and multiple firings is a reflection of problems in the highest levels of management - not in the quality of your staff.

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  1. Mixed feelings on the organization...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The rehabilitation centers have an inspiring mix of some of the most dedicated members of the church and civilian professionals who believe in the cause.

    Cons

    The rehabilitation centers also have a disappointing mix of some of the most hypocritical members of the church and inept civilian employees who do more harm to the clients they serve than good.

    Advice to Management

    There has several times been a push to handle the organization more like a business. Realizing that when people donate money they do it to see a meaningful social return on that investment. There have also been several times when this new philosophy was abandoned after a short time. I think it can be done, and the organization would be so much more effective and respected for it.

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    Job Security???

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Salvation Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, nice work environment, good for the community, and good benefits.

    Cons

    Low pay and not valued as a long time employee.

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