Salvation Army Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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  1. 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

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

    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 Management

    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.

  2. 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)

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

    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 Management

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

  3. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great mission, terrible execution

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salvation Army

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

    Pros

    Great mission, very fulling work. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    Horrible leadership. Nepotism runs rampant. No work-life balance. Not friendly to change.

  6. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the employees and the clients at The Salvation Army.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Salvation Army

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

    Pros

    I liked the opportunity I was given to assist and helps those in need. At times the days work was hard but at the end of the day you knew and felt as if you had made a difference.

    Cons

    There were times that we couldn't provide all the help that specific individual needed, and you felt as if you wanted to do more.

  7. Easy Job That Paid More Than Minimum Wage

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Augusta, GA
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Augusta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    -Lifeguarding was not too demanding.
    -There was a system in place so that everyone shared responsibilities and duties.
    -Your shift was your shift. It was possible to get time off by asking a certain amount of time in advance or by having a -coworker cover your shift.
    -The pay was good for the amount of work being done.
    -Discount on membership, at thrift stores, and in Cafe.

    Cons

    The hiring process is very long. Waited a month and a half.

    Advice to Management

    The clothing policy can sometimes come off as discriminatory to different cultures.

    The "Major" which is their Director for that specific location acts as if he is a "Major" in the United States Army. He should focus more on his job and duties than trying to state his title and position to lower-level employees.

  8. Emergency Community Support Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salvation Army

    Pros

    Good pay, hours, and benefits. Environment promoted teamwork. Regular supervision. Safety of staff was important, and case managers were never expected to walk into homes/situations they didnt feel safe in.

    Cons

    At time the caseload was high and productivity requirements seemed impossible to meet.

  9. Helpful (3)

    not too bad of a place to work

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Flint, MI
    Current Employee - Cashier in Flint, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    easy
    flexible
    good co workers
    fun sometimes
    the days go by quickly when busy

    Cons

    customers are horrible
    the district managers are bullies
    the company represents terrible values
    Christianity may be pushed on you

  10. Christian setting

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    Current Employee - Head Cook in Harlem, TX
    Current Employee - Head Cook in Harlem, TX

    I have been working at Salvation Army

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working there is like going to see your friends everyday

    Cons

    You sometimes deal with fake christians

    Advice to Management

    hire more christians

  11. Amazing services

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    Former Employee - Fundraiser
    Former Employee - Fundraiser

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Important mission to serve others.

    Cons

    Relatively low pay. Most in leadership are clergy and have chosen this as a life of ministry. As such they make about 14K a year with benefits and housing provided. It's difficult to get past the bias and aversion to paying professionals market value.

    Advice to Management

    Please seek more professional and external expertise before the organization suffers because it isn't modern and agile enough to effectively serve the mission of, "Doing the Most Good," while sustaining the work with the younger generations. The donor pool is aging and the approach needs to be modernized to attract a new generation of engaged leadership, community stakeholders and donors to support this important work.

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