Salvation Army Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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  1. Donations Supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Donations Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Donations Supervisor in Austin, TX

    I worked at Salvation Army (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment, good benefits, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Not very good pay, no opportunities for growing your career

    Advice to Management

    Create a program for career development


  2. Big Hearted Organization That Means Well

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salvation Army full-time

    Pros

    Big hearts, great love for people and mission

    Cons

    Needs a complete overhaul of infrastructure, processes and procedures. Outdated and problematic. If corrected, the sky is the limit!


  3. Wouldn't make a career here

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salvation Army part-time

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

    Pros

    Get to help people in need

    Cons

    Pay and hours suck horribly


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  5. Salvation Army Employment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Long Beach, CA

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

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

    Pros

    A great organization that does great work globally.

    Cons

    TSA is run by ministers, not busnessmen. This can lead to many problems in management. Many silos in the organization, which leads to disjointed management.

    Advice to Management

    Shut down the silos in the organization.


  6. Hit or miss depending on the leadership at the moment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyler, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tyler, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Some great people, great medical coverage

    Cons

    Some terrible people working there, rotation of officers makes consistency difficult (good or bad), extremely strong culture that can be negative for those who don't fit


  7. warehouse supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Romulus, MI
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Romulus, MI

    I worked at Salvation Army (Less than a year)

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

    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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Love My Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Janitor/Groundskeeper in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Janitor/Groundskeeper in Santa Rosa, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    My job as janitor entails so much more than cleaning. I get to set up for special events, boxing events, car shows, appreciation lunches. I am also a youth leader. I drive kids to camp, shop for our building supplies. I help sort food in our food pantry, register families for Christmas gifts and food boxes. I also chaperone kids on an annual shopping spree before school. I have been here for 5 years.

    Cons

    The only thing I can really complain about is my pay. I do not make enough money to make ends meet.

    Advice to Management

    Be respectful of the person cleaning by not walking across the wet floor!


  9. Good first job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salvation Army

    Pros

    You work in every department. From putting out bric-a-brac, clothing, you rag out (take the old tags off the racks). You will take turns being on the register. You gain tons of experience and customer service skills. You learn how to do a bit of everything in the store and can put it all on your resume.

    Cons

    The supervisor isn't very cool. but that just may be a personal problem- they don't have very good customer service skills though. there are never enough employees. We really do heavily rely on volunteers. That's probably the main issue- not enough employees. They send over lots of shipment but not enough employees to put it all out and rag out at the same time. And when we don't have a lot of volunteers we fall behind. Its pretty degrading to be expected to do everything in the time allotted. Especially for a part time employee. (4 hours a day- 20 hours a week) and if you have to pick up someone else's slack?...not very fair. One last thing, customers don't like it at all- we don't sell anything without a tag. You can usually tell if someone tried to switch it too, you just have to get used to telling customers that we don't sell anything without a tag. And if an item is put out that is obvious that wouldn't be $1.64 you let the customer know and either ask the supervisor or say "this isn't the right price, but I'm sorry we can't sell anything without a tag"

    Advice to Management

    Work on Customer Service skills. Hire a manager!!!!


  10. Good Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Hill, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Hill, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture and management depending upon your job and location as the Army is a broad entity with many different programs and staffing needs as a result.

    Cons

    Depending upon position, compensation can be a bit low. However, it is a nonprofit organization so compare it to others in the industry


  11. Slave driving, critical, chauvanistic bully

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Employees are wonderful, hard working people just trying to do their jobs.

    Cons

    The boss is a BULLY! Criticizes people in front of others, mostly the women. Made sure we were all aware that Savation Army Is not there for poor people, just to rehabilitate homeless alcoholics and drug addicts. Jaked prices so high you could buy it new, which is why our shelves were overflowing.

    Advice to Management

    Better training would alleviate confusion. Employees are people, you have no right to bully and berate us. You are NOT always right, we have good suggestions also. If the boss is going to price donations like a retail store than customers should be treated accordingly. Last....keep in mind that YOU GET IT FOR FREE!!!



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