Salvation Army

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Salvation Army Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
342 Reviews
3.0
342 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 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.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    God Forbid You're a Woman: No Paycheck for Married Female Officers

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    Current Employee - Everything in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Everything in Fresno, CA

    I have been working at Salvation Army as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good charity work, nice people for the most part, good outreach programs depending what city you are at

    Cons

    leadership: changes constantly, difference of vision from prior leadership, not all leadership come with knowledge & experience
    Salary/Wages: do expect to get paid what you believe you are worth, your salary will be based on the budget of the location you work at unless you work for Headquarters
    Culture: identity crisis between being a church and a non-profit
    Being a Female Officer: No paycheck if you are a female spouse officer (paycheck goes in your husband's name & wife works for free and mandated to lead alongside her husband)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've seen the female officers who are married work very hard yet they are unappreciated, devalued, and do not receive pay. I speak on behalf of these women because they will be damned if they were to speak up. If The Salvation Army was a law abiding organization, why are they exempt from paying the female officers that they oblige to perform duties, have ranks, be accountable for job responsibilities, and be at meetings? The Salvation Army needs to change the CULTURE of NOT PAYING WOMEN married officers. Stop hiding behind religious rights. Otherwise, just hire whichever spouse you want, and allow the non-officer spouse to have a career that will financially sustain that family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Salvation Army Thrift Store

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    Former Employee - Stock Clerk
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk

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

    Pros

    Very easy job. Simply move inventory to and from shelves or on an off trucks. Occasionally clean the store.

    Cons

    Appears to go through employees very quickly. Everyone who was working when I was hired was replaced by the time I was let go which was about one month. Had a few managers who did not communicate very well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Terrible place to work, treated terrible even though I made them a lot of money

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    Nothing, they treat you terrible even though I increased sales by 102K in less then 8 months with half the staff.

    Cons

    Forced to work overtime without pay, or threaten your job. Promise raises that don't happen. Every time I surpassed the monthly goal, they increased it so they didn't have to pay bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your great employees, follow through with promises, and listen to managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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