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Washington, DC
10000+ employees
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$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
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The humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross connects us to people and communities across the nation and around the world. The common bonds of humanity and compassion unite us together, not just in the face of emergencies and disasters, but in helping our neighbors every ... Read more

Mission: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors

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    I have been working at American Red Cross (More than a year)

    Pros

    You gain skills that can be used when applying for jobs. They also have a variety of volunteer positions. My chapter treats volunteers great. They are awesome to work with.

    Cons

    There aren't many caseworkers. It can feel demanding at times since the company expects so much from the paid staff, that it sometimes falls on volunteers.

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American Red Cross Interviews

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    Document Management Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at American Red Cross (Oakland, CA).

    Interview

    Interviewing for my old job as Document Control Specialist after a company reorganization. The interview took place via Teleconference from the new department manager and director from their location in Pomona, CA and my location in Oakland, CA. The camera was crooked (pointing at me) so I had to position myself at an angle the whole time so I looked like I was sitting up straight on camera. HR staff came in my room and started banging tables and chairs together for another meeting while loudly apologizing in the middle of interview questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a problem you discovered and what were the steps you took to correct it?   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Red Cross Month is a great time to become part of the Red Cross. You can become a Red Cross volunteer or employee. Take a class or make an emergency plan. Or you can give blood or a financial donation. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIfuG

    March Proclaimed Red Cross Month

    President Barack Obama has proclaimed March as Red Cross Month across the country, a tradition upheld by each of our nation's leaders since President Franklin D. Roosevelt first recognized Red Cross Month in 1943. "For more than 130 years, the devoted women and men of the American Red Cross have responded to challenges at home and abroad with compassion and generosity.

  • We're looking for a dynamic fundraising professional in the Tallahassee area. Visit our website for more info and to apply. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIfY6

    American Red Cross - Careers

    The American Red Cross helps prepare communities for emergencies and keep people safe every day thanks to caring people who support our work. Please support your local Red Cross.

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American Red Cross Awards & Accolades

  • 50 Happiest Companies in America, Career Bliss, 2013

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