Salvation Army

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Salvation Army Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
342 Reviews
3.0
342 Reviews
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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 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall people will be people

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    Current Employee - Case Aide in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Case Aide in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Salvation Army full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The feeling of you are making a difference in someone else life is what you will get out of this job.

    Cons

    The pay isn't what i would like for it to be, but it does keep me above water some days.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    It's a good temporary job or something while in college to pay some bills.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salvation Army part-time

    Pros

    vacation leave for part-time employees

    Cons

    Inter-department communication, promotions, still have to pay membership

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging, but great opportunity for a recent college grad.

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    Former Employee - Director of Central Services in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Director of Central Services in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    Caring co-workers, great way to build experience across the board, networking opportunities, growth potential if willing to relocate

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay, growth potential within the organization may be minimal

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good starting point.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Clerk in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Store Clerk in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    The people are great to work with. Good job training. Great starting point to learn cashier, customer service, janitorial skills, retail training.

    Cons

    Pay is not that high and promotion is slow. Get the training volunteer and move on after about a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect and offer higher pay and better raises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Disappointing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Dorchester, MA
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Dorchester, MA

    I have been working at Salvation Army part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    free membership
    good work environment
    nice installations
    no need to be certified, they train you

    Cons

    you dont get any benefits
    the pay rate is 9.5, which is the lowest for this position
    management is terrible, so you never know if you are getting a rise or no.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if people are not happy with their salary, you can not request perfection. The aquatics department is the reason the Kroc center is getting more and more members but you still paying them 9.50/hour. You promise a rise but you did not keep your word. you need to start working on how a business need to be managed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good company to work for, they are very attentive to their employees, making sure they are safe and secure.

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    Former Employee - Bell Ringer in Cumberland, MD
    Former Employee - Bell Ringer in Cumberland, MD

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

    Pros

    Get lots of hours, care for their employees, transportation to and from job sites.

    Cons

    Standing out in cold for long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Had some good points

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    It's a Christian church organization that does some social service work, so most of the time you are helping people who need it, so that is rewarding.
    Vacation days and sick days if you use them they are nice to have .

    Cons

    Minimum pay scale, no raises in 3 years for anyone. No unemployment insurance. You are working with and around ,homeless, alcoholic/ drug addicted, unemployed, and desperate people. While it can be rewarding, it can also have some seriously scary times.
    Most are grateful for help, others who you can't help due to lack of funds or they don't qualify are not happy campers and will let you know it .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know you are not required to pay into unemployment because you are a church ,but it would seem the Christian thing to do is to not let the people you let go end up being the people you see needing help with rent and food.
    If your objective is to help people don't be the one causing more of the problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Helping the ones that was in need.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salvation Army

    Pros

    if you love to help out people this is it

    Cons

    you woke in the cold and its a all day job from 8-8

  10.  

    Okay

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    had very outgoing coworkers there

    Cons

    management is not the best people

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Fulfilling job at The Kroc

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    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment. Working in a non profit, helping children adds to the satisfaction of your job.

    Cons

    Challenging culture, needs a better employee training program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create industry standard titles

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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