Salvation Army Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Pros
  • You work for an organization in the business of helping people (in 35 reviews)

  • Mission focused on helping others and fostering Christian values (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • People have lost jobs over misunderstandings just because upper management would not investigate (in 16 reviews)

  • Culture: identity crisis between being a church and a non-profit (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Working with people that love helping other people that is less unfortunate.

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    Current Employee - Bellringer in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Bellringer in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Salvation Army

    Pros

    Getting to know different people.

    Cons

    Getting messed around on my hours, and pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what is best for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salvation Army

    Pros

    Good place to be employed

    Cons

    There are none at this time.

    Recommends
  3. Allyson Reed

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Victoria, TX
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Victoria, TX

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

    Pros

    very good company to work for

    Cons

    great company to work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great employer with rewarding work

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    Current Employee - Emergency Services Case Manager in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Emergency Services Case Manager in Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Salvation Army full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This agency treats their employee's well. Lots of paid holidays, sick time, discretionary time off, vacation time, etc. They also do little things at Christmas and other times that make you feel appreciated. There is a lot of education and support. You really feel like you are cared about as a person and family support is strong!

    Cons

    The biggest con, is just like any other non-profit, the pay is low. However, they do try to make up for it in other ways...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Positive attitudes are important and remember how stressful the environment can be and that we do need quiet time...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. It is what it is

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    Former Employee - Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Developer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Salvation Army

    Pros

    Nice people who want to help

    Cons

    No room for growth unless you are a soldier. Pay below average.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Doing the most good

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Case Manager in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Salvation Army part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to serve the needs of your local community in so many ways; from basic needs such as food and clothing, to shelter , rent and utility assistance.

    Cons

    The needs are soo much greater than available funding. I would prefer if we could offer more services to serve Seniors and shut-ins.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more effort to educate the community as to how much more we do than provide shelter for homeless people. Also do more to educate the public that we DON'T discriminate based on religion, sexual orientation, race, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Volunteer

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    Former Employee - Housekeeper in Milan, OH
    Former Employee - Housekeeper in Milan, OH

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

    Pros

    help teaching children do different stuff like school, we go for walks, pool area, the children learn different of what they need in their life spending time with the children reading, making lunch and snacks for them

    Cons

    this program is very special to a lot of people who is involved with this program, we love teaching our young children better way in their lives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the people who goes out of their way each year GREAT JOB TO ALL OF YOU!! just wanted to tell you thank you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Management needs to listen to employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Salvation Army

    Pros

    In my position, flexibility in scheduling. Also the pay rate was a bit higher than some other organizations for the same type of positions.

    Cons

    Because the organization is considered a "church" there is no unemployment compensation. Although this is communicated up front, you are up the creek when your job ends. The "Peter Principle" was in effect in my department as the person promoted from a direct service position to manage the program was ineffectual as a manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to speak up and not experience retribution. Employees have good ideas that could benefit the organization, if management would listen and not be deemed insubordinate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Welcome to Corporate America

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salvation Army part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Worked at a Kroc Center
    Very safe environment for kids.
    Great opportunity to serve community.
    Does a lot of good.

    Cons

    Very corporate so not about the worker but thw bottom line.
    Management picks favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that you are a charity, your work community matters too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. It is a excellent company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Worker
    Former Employee - Kitchen Worker

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Cause the people care about others and a great environment to work in.

    Cons

    It's hard to move up in positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am a well rounded , hard working man who will be a asset to any company that hired me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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