Salvation Army

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Salvation Army Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
353 Reviews
3.0
353 Reviews
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Salvation Army Chairman National Advisory Board Rob Pace
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Review Highlights

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.  

    It was a life fulfillment to be able to help people!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Salvation Army

    Pros

    Helping others and happy with coworkers.

    Cons

    There is a no job stability an there is lack of respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with respect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Family oriented, good management, supportive staff.

    Cons

    Upper management likes and dislikes towards certain staff, if they see someone is intelligent and educated. Low salary if you are not in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to take your staff opinion under consideration, less colleague politics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salvation Army

    Pros

    If you have a kind heart you put it to use

    Cons

    If your not Christian based wrong place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    summer fun

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salvation Army

    Pros

    a really great place to work at I had interned there over the summer for the day camp

    Cons

    they really don't have many funds

  6.  

    I enjoyed working with them

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salvation Army

    Pros

    Salvation army have a good benefits

    Cons

    Working with the disability it's very challenging work and you must have a lot of patient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great and they are very flexible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sexist and do not come to employees with issues so many fired for misunderstandings

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Piqua, OH
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Piqua, OH

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

    Pros

    People you work with at the lower level are great

    Cons

    Person interviewing for store management went on and on in front of employees and myself at interview how the assistant store manager couldnt do the store management job because he was a man and men arent good store managers in her eyes. I was actually embarrassed for the assistant manager, she went on to say how he was a good assistant but that men just dont make good thrift store managers!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider training upper management on sexual harrassment in the workplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The Salvation Army

    Former Employee - Volunteer Services and Christmas Coordinator
    Former Employee - Volunteer Services and Christmas Coordinator

    I worked at Salvation Army as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The Salvation Army is a nice place to work. I was there for a short amount of time but I enjoyed working there. One of the things that made working there enjoyable was being able to see the good they are doing and the difference I was making.

    Cons

    I can not think of anything wrong with The Salvation Army. I do not have any problems with the establishment.

  9.  

    Salvation Army

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Benefits Administrator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Human Resources Benefits Administrator in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    Mission is wonderful, lots of benefits that are affordable. My former HR Director was an absolute dream to work with, she taught me so much and I will always be grateful.

    Cons

    When officers move it is very hard on the staff as you have to transition into someone else's work pattern.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Amazing place to learn the ropes of PR!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Salvation Army

    Pros

    I have interned in the PR department for several months and have learned so much. I went in with only the PR knowledge I had learned at school and I was really able to get hands on experience.

    Cons

    Because the company is a non-profit no compensation is offered to interns and the department is small so not much room to advance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    "Doing The Most Good"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Worked for the Texas Divisional HQ - Dallas, TX
    Great hours 37 12 work week
    Good Benefits
    Great Officers with compassion and love for the Employees
    Compliant and Transparant
    Challenging and Rewarding work
    Respect
    Pay - About what is expected of a nonprofit agency. Depends on years of service and position, etc.

    Cons

    Need tp provide management training for new supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Doing The Most Good!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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