Salvation Army Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Pros
  • Work here if you're into helping people (in 35 reviews)

  • Your really helping others change there lives around (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of foresight by upper management (in 16 reviews)

  • Because the company is a non-profit no compensation is offered to interns and the department is small so not much room to advance (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Case Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time

    Pros

    Lots of paid time off, weekends off, can use sick days as PTO, good training.

    Cons

    Low pay, under appreciated, dangerous working with the homeless, you will get put in many other duties other than the job you were hired to do, management is very narrow minded and not open to new ideas, high turnover rates.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to new ideas and ways of doing things, pay more for positions If you want less than over, and hire more people to fill in the gaps of employees hired for more critical jobs.


  2. Custodial Worker

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    Current Employee - Groundskeeper/Custodial Worker in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Groundskeeper/Custodial Worker in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salvation Army part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I loved working at the salvation army because it was a excited place to work I got along with a lot of people I was in alot of activities in the church I really got to know new things to know I'm a likeable person that I am but when the summer job was over I was so upset and pray that god can one day give me the job back that I love.

    Cons

    That the con's were a place of praying and have a nice time.

    Advice to Management

    That was a excellent management to work under people prayed and got along with others.


  3. Director

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    Current Employee - Director of Human Resources in Wellford, SC
    Current Employee - Director of Human Resources in Wellford, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Salvation Army (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is just a job.

    Cons

    Too much favoritism, lying, and too many games.


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  5. Most disrespectful, miss managed employer I have even seem

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There is nothing positive about working here we are over worked, under paid and treated with absolute lack of respect.

    Cons

    They jerk your hours around with no regard for our well being or ability to make a living. They cut our hours when Obama care started so they would not have to offer health insurance. They do not give us the supplies or support to do or jobs. There are absolutely no pay raises. This is the definition of a dead end job.

    Advice to Management

    Your guys are totally out of touch with your stores and since the new command has come in things are a complete mess and I am ashamed and embarrassed by my store. Managed should be ashamed of themselves I can't wait to find another job.


  6. Very unprofessional

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    Former Employee - Dock Worker
    Former Employee - Dock Worker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm getting guaranteed hours and benefits. The discount is nice also

    Cons

    Management is unprofessional and disrespectful. They expect way too much for the pay we get.

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees more respect and maybe they will stay longer.


  7. Far from Christian

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    Former Employee - Assistant Supervisor in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Supervisor in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none none!!!!!!!!!!!!!! None

    Cons

    Low paying disorganized mess that complicated the simple with incompetent management. A group of the most ruthless pseudo Christians you will ever meet. If your not in the click, watch your back. It's all about the power and the money.

    Advice to Management

    Lead with a firm hand. Treat your people with compassion and love. Practice what you preach!!!!!!!


  8. warehouse supervisor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Romulus, MI
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Romulus, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Salvation Army (Less than a year)

    Pros

    ,employees were hard working. Working load was light. Free lunch and dinner.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. All ways being threatened about getting fired.

    Advice to Management

    Let your supervisors run the warehouse not people upstairs that knew nothing about running one.


  9. Assistant Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Meet alot of good people referring to customers

    Cons

    They don't know how to treat there employees

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. Shady organization

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    Former Employee - Web Designer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Web Designer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Salvation Army (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to help people in need.

    Cons

    It's an evangelical christian organization that reroute the funds they raise to pay for the 'officer's" lifestyles. In the division I worked for the head guy had a multi-million dollar mansion and high-end cars. His wife who was also an office did not get paid, her pay (40% that of a male with the same qualifications) was added to her husband's paycheck. They are abusive to the teen mothers they house, they keep them locked in a wing of the building and are basically jailed there. They fake numbers and do shady thing with estate planning/donations. They pressure non-religious staff members to take part in the religious ceremonies. The salary is well below the industry standard, even for non-profits. I heard many racist and homophobic comments while working there. Homosexuals were denied social services outright.

    Advice to Management

    please stop


  11. M.I.T

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Salvation Army full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Intent to help individuals who succumb to drugs. Provides used items for general public, especially those with strict budgets due to harsh ecomony

    Cons

    M.I.T program is not structured. New managers are left to the interpretation of current managers who are not always professional. M.I.T program is chaotic. all levels of managers train new store manager in addition to all employees. No level of respect if given to managers and current managers are very frustrated with current methods.

    Advice to Management

    Get a real job and stop manipulating people



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