Salvation Army Reviews

Updated April 24, 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. Lifeguard

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in East Troy, WI
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in East Troy, WI

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

    Pros

    Working at a Salvation Army summer camp (in Wisconsin) was a mostly positive experience. I had a great deal of independence and the environment was fun. Planning activities and interacting with children made for a great summer job.

    Cons

    Dealing with other counselors was sometimes a problem. Some did not take their jobs seriously which made other people's work more difficult.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend having a better method for selecting employees. Right now, employment seems too much based on beliefs and not enough on work ethic.

  2. Load glasses to a belt and into an furnace and let it heat up and put the material onto a pallet

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    Former Contractor - Warehouse Associate in Schiller Park, IL
    Former Contractor - Warehouse Associate in Schiller Park, IL

    I worked at Salvation Army as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work and great hours

    Cons

    Not to much cons ti go on

  3. Program Ministries

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salvation Army

    Pros

    Great place to work and development

    Cons

    I don't have in this moment

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  5. TSA in Australia

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salvation Army

    Pros

    This was a great organisation to work for.

    Cons

    I had no problems during my employment with The Salvation Army

  6. Helpful (1)

    this was a challenging job with teens that had some scary backgrounds

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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 full-time

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

    Pros

    if you work hard and are one to avoid gossip, you should be fine. Some shifts are short of workers on purpose

    Cons

    person in charge of finances will not allow raises, so it feels you are unappreciated. Not many advancement opportunities for the lower end of the work ladder

    Advice to Management

    the financial person is the reason for several people leaving the non profit organization, just a few changes from one individual could make a big difference.

  7. Administrative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salvation Army

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable employment, simple work, somewhat flexible schedules and friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    No room for growth, inexperienced managers, poor salary and use of funds.

    Advice to Management

    Hire management trainers, get to know your employees individually, start engaging and motivating your employees to grow and learn.

  8. Company is caring.

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    Current Employee - California in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - California in San Bruno, CA

    I have been working at Salvation Army

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -nice co-workers
    -nice manager
    -flexible work schedule, manager tries to work with your school schedule
    -near public transportation
    -OK pay

    Cons

    -part time workers cannot work more than twenty hours a week
    -no benefits
    -not sure about how good is the career opportunities

    Advice to Management

    none

  9. manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salvation Army

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good family oriented employer to work for

    Cons

    There are no con's I have for this employer. good company.

  10. My experience at the salvation army was mixed. The job was fine but the environment was hostile.

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Clinton Township, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Clinton Township, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Work was easy, loved sorting through the donated items. Part time, great if you are in school.

    Cons

    Coworkers were mean. Especially if you were new. They made the environment unpleasant. Management looked the other way. Pay was low. Not enough hours.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what is happening in your stores.

  11. Good for experience

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    Former Employee - Social Worker
    Former Employee - Social Worker

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You can get good experience working with the chosen population.

    Cons

    Pay is really low for a difficult job with minimal support.

    Advice to Management

    People should be paid what they are worth. Turnover might be lessened this way.

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