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Updated February 22, 2018
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  • 365 no work/life balance, hard to fund raise for in non disaster times (in 71 reviews)

  • The salary isn't the greatest unless upper management (in 104 reviews)

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  1. "IT Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They treat you like Family, very nice place to work with great salary and good benefits.

    Cons

    There is nothing i can really say


  2. "Call Center Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Great benefit package, 401k match, decent PTO/Floating Holidays accural rates, remote (work at home) capabilities

    Cons

    Brick and mortar site not centralized

  3. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Saving lives and great corworkers

    Cons

    None, I love working here


  4. "Social Service Intern"

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    Former Employee - Internship
    Former Employee - Internship
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Red Cross part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing experience! Interns are treated as part of the staff and trusted with all the same responsibilities as a paid employee. I gained priceless skills

    Cons

    Honestly very few, but the field is required. Long hours, unpaid, but this was not hidden from me going into my internship so I did not mind either. Everyone was also so appreciative that it was a joy to serve.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the amazing work you do!


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Information systems"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Humanitarian efforts Are very rewarding

    Cons

    Absolutely too much Bureaucracy and And mismanagement from senior staff in Washington DC


  6. "One Red Cross"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Learn something new every day.

    Cons

    can not live off of 30,000 a year


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Not all Change is Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Personal satisfaction from serving your community

    Cons

    Constant procedural and policy changes

  8. "Love It"

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    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Specialist in Johnstown, PA
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Specialist in Johnstown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good wages. Good managers for the IT department. High class work environment. Good benefits - PTO, Floating Holidays (4/yr), 6 Core holidays, 100% match on up to 4% of pay contribution to 401K/IRA

    Cons

    With such a large organization still being non-profit, it seems that there a lot of departments that can be spread thin many times. This is no fault of the organization itself. I imagine it is very difficult to retain well trained employees on a non-profit organizations payscale


  9. Helpful (1)

    "American Red Cross"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Use the company as a stepping stone. OK to have the job as temporary and experience builder but not a job you will love for a lifetime. Coworkers are great but they are disgruntled with management and stuff not working properly since it is a non profit organization.

    Cons

    Management need a lot of work. They forgot themselves in our shoes. They forgot how to interact with customers. They just sit in their offices to tell the people in the office who does the actual interactions on how to do their job.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the concerns that your employees provide because that could be the reasons why you have a lot of turnovers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Dynamic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good organization - does great work across the globe.

    Cons

    No support, management churns every few years.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together.


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