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  • "The Red Cross volunteers are great people to work with and the chapters function much like a family unit.(in 356 reviews)
  • "Good benefits and meet lots of cool donors.(in 196 reviews)
  • "Great Coworkers and Supivisors(in 89 reviews)
  • "They’re training was good for those who never had phlebotomy experience before and even for those who were already a phlebotomist.(in 70 reviews)
  • "For the most part donors and road staff are great.(in 64 reviews)
  • "Poor management led to poor results for the program I was working on(in 246 reviews)
  • "Pay is low and when disaster strikes you have to be willing to man shelters with the volunteers.(in 227 reviews)
  • "Long hours and often with short notice due to emergencies.(in 127 reviews)
  • "No work/life balance (it's required that you still check and respond to emails while on PTO).(in 105 reviews)
  • "leadership is poor and not supportive(in 96 reviews)

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Updated Sep 21, 2023

    1. 5.0
      Jul 23, 2023
      Disaster Program Lead Specialist
      Former Employee
      Charlotte, NC
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      Good work environment that is engaging.


      You are a part of a larger organization so it can feel like you are insignificant at times.

      1. 2.0
        Sep 16, 2023
        QC Lab Technician
        Former Employee, more than 1 year
        Murray, UT
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        The feeling of helping others. There are benefits, but not great if you live in Utah where the company is still not unionized. They will hire you with no experience as a phlebotomist or lab tech.


        There's a good reason why in every other state but Utah, ARC is unionized. The benefits without a union rep are awful, the wages are OK. Management treats you like livestock and couldn't care less about you as a person, they see you as purely expendable. Ridiculously, 'workplace politics' hold more weight than your work, and their training program sets up their workers for failure. Their turnover rate is sickening. If you work there for a year, you will see half the staff quit from how they were treated. Se*ual harassment is not taken seriously, HR doesn't do their jobs, and there is no remediation. Whistle blowing is punished.

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      American Red Cross has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 4,586 reviews left anonymously by employees. 52% of employees would recommend working at American Red Cross to a friend and 50% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, American Red Cross employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.1 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at American Red Cross. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

      52% of American Red Cross employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated American Red Cross 2.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.4 for culture and values and 3.1 for career opportunities.

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