Salvation Army Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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  1. Great company to work for......

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    Former Employee - Office Volunteer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Office Volunteer in New York, NY

    I worked at Salvation Army (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a very laid back evironment

    Cons

    the pay scale is extremely low


  2. awesome

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    Former Employee - Director of Food Service in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Director of Food Service in Paramus, NJ

    I worked at Salvation Army (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great place to work if your into help others and giving back was has so freely been given to you. They truly are doing the most good!!!

    Cons

    no cons this is a great place to work and and learn

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing the most good.


  3. Shady organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Designer in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Web Designer in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Salvation Army (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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


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  5. Financial Development Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Position capitalized on relationship development skills with donors. Spending time with the donors and sharing info about the various programs TSA has gave them opportunity to give to needs that truly meant something to them, rather than just general giving.

    Cons

    The position covered a large territory and served numerous facilities. The structure of TSA allowed for the manager ("Officer") of each facility to have his or her individual expectations on the Financial Development Director. These expectations were occasionally in conflict with the overall directive for the position.


  6. Ups and downs

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Case Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Salvation Army (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Work is fulfilling, it is a positive culture with a good support of staff. There is a lot to do outside of normal job description but it is all worthwhile.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the pay is on the low side and there is not much room for advancement.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Case Manager

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Clinton Township, MI
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Clinton Township, MI

    I worked at Salvation Army (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    benefit package is good. can be rewarding work when allowed the freedom to do your job properly.

    Cons

    Taken advantage of by leadership. Underpaid, while officers get all expenses paid on top of salary. Unfair and possible illegal activity. Little to no support from administration


  8. Horrible pay

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time

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

    Pros

    Loved the job-ministry. And for the most part the flexibility.

    Cons

    Always understaffed, always doing someone else's job, director micromanages, pay is HORRIBLE-min pay for such an emotionally draining job, there was no clear program or discipline for residents.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say you will. Stop micromanaging. Program has great potential but everyone needs to do their own job without someone breathing down their back.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    I feel that I'm doing something very useful with my life. The health benefits and life insurance policy are good.

    Cons

    This is a minimum wage job. One is expected to fulfill not only their job, but anywhere we are directed to work. Part of the job description reads "and anything else we ask you to do". We work very hard for our minimum wage with little or no thanks.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your hard working employees with a bit of respect. They are doing above and beyond what they are required to do already. Working for Salvation Army requires a person to have compassion. Please don't stifle this with your rude treatment of those "below" you.


  10. Kitchen Employee

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    Former Employee - Dishwasher/Receiving/Refridgerators/Freezers/Garbage/Janitorial/Veg PR in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Dishwasher/Receiving/Refridgerators/Freezers/Garbage/Janitorial/Veg PR in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Salvation Army

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Great food!

    Cons

    Lots of work, low wage. Kept at just above (pennies) minimum wage for four years! Dishonesty on behalf of immediate supervisors when relating to my request for wage increase.

    Advice to Management

    Honesty.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Salvation Army was rewarding, but came with flaws

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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Bridgewater, MA
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Bridgewater, MA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Regular customers who are unique
    First dibs on donated items
    Excitement and fun environment

    Cons

    Hard work, lifting pounds of clothes an hour
    Rigorous clean up
    Low pay- expect minimum wage.
    Key holders beware, job is much more work than what you will make (1 dollar more than minimum)
    Rude customers who complain about company rules

    Advice to Management

    Don't practice favoritism and you're stores will have worthy managers who care.



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