American Red Cross Reviews

Updated May 27, 2020

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3.2
47%
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60%
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American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern
Gail McGovern
1,203 Ratings
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  • "Some long-time employees really need to resign or just become volunteers(in 122 reviews)

  • "Upper management ignorantly overreaching while local management had no idea of their roles(in 120 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at American Red Cross part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment to work in

    Cons

    No cons at this company

    American Red Cross2019-04-15
  2. "Saving lives daily."

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Management Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great place to start a career. Opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Atmosphere can be a bit negative.

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    American Red Cross2020-05-27
  3. "Great resources"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fundraiser in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of resources for employees

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to find the correct resource to use

    American Red Cross2020-05-22
  4. "Good Entry Level Job"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Donor and Client Support Specialist in Concord, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Good management - Good people - Room to grow

    Cons

    - Lower Pay - inflexibility in the work schedule - Workplace is old and gloomy

    American Red Cross2020-05-20
  5. "American Redcross Review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Collections Specialist in Altoona, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wage, Over-time Pay, and Good Benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of Traveling and Unreliable hours.

    American Red Cross2020-05-27
  6. "High School all over again, but worse"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mobile Phlebotomist in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very rewarding job, easy job overall, lasting friendships

    Cons

    long hours, a lot of overtime, personal drama constantly brought into the workplace, favoritism, higher ups care very little,

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    American Red Cross2020-05-21
  7. "Overall terrible place to work energetically"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Service Agent 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They were detailed about the training and good connections were made

    Cons

    Disciplinary actions were often escalated to termination instead of a PROPER action plan with coaching, Management were NOT willing to work with staff to improve performance, Workplace energy was stressful and uptight, Management expects employees to never get sick.

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    American Red Cross2020-05-19
  8. "Great entry level"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Agent II Trauma in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Easy advancement great people to work wirh

    Cons

    Money is not great but has lots if incentives

    American Red Cross2020-05-04
  9. "Good Company of Compassionate Employees"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - First Aid/CPR Instructor in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Red Cross part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Supervisors that will jump through hoops for the people

    Cons

    Not all division have Supervisors all the time, and things fall through the cracks

    American Red Cross2020-04-28
  10. "It has it's pro's and con's like any other company, overall a decent company."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Biomedical Equipment Technician 

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    You can transfer your job to other places.

    Cons

    There is too much politics.

    American Red Cross2020-04-26
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