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Varied, with multiple responsibilities and experiences with a wide-range of clients

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Former Employee - Social Services  in  San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Social Services in San Diego, CA

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

Pros

Interactions with all populations, those who need assistance the most; work is quite different each day, so keeps one's interest and challenges you to grow; dedicated employees who love what they do and the clients they serve; personal and professional rewards far outweigh other benefits. The reputation in the community is second-to-none.

Cons

Low salary, often linked to direct funding or grant funding, which easily goes away. Heavy workload combined with the need to do more, with less resources and personnel.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Higher pay will result in more qualified staff. Higher pay will result in greater retention and staff morale. Investing in staff, regardless of their education level, will result in better services to clients and the community, thereby increasing The Army's reputation and service delivery. There are highly qualified staff, with similar values and beliefs to the Army, who would love to work for (or stay with) The Army if they could afford to.

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Neutral Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding but a challenge

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    Former Employee - Program Support  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Program Support in Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at Salvation Army part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment, staff was friendly, extremely rewarding to help the needy.

    Cons

    Management was indecisive, some of the public believe in being given special treatment,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MAKE UP YOUR MIND

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stuck in the legendary past

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great vision of service to transform lives. Some truly exceptional people.

    Cons

    Local boards have "advisory" power only; actual authority is with corporate board and at corporate office. Lacks structure and perhaps vision for nimble response to 21st century needs. Lacks detailed ethics guidelines comparable to similar international organizations, with predictable results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unite in a single corporate entity with uniform practices. Stop competing with yourself. Flow the greatest resources to the areas with the greatest need, instead of keeping the greatest resources in the communities that are wealthy enough to raise the most money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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