American Red Cross Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern
Gail McGovern
1,346 Ratings
Pros
  • "A very rewarding career watching donors give their time to help others in need(in 142 reviews)

  • "Used to be a bout helping people in need(in 138 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Rely on volunteers for much of the work(in 131 reviews)

  • "Long hours during disaster responses(in 127 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Wonderful Place to work

      Apr 5, 2021 - Executive Director in Jonesboro, AR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      room for advancement, competitive salary, professional environment

      Cons

      must be flexible in job duties

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Would Work There Again

      May 12, 2021 - Manager in Washington, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Wonderful coworkers -Caring management -Effective training -Opportunity to help people and do meaningful work -Competitive pay for the position

      Cons

      -"Competitive pay" for a generally low-paying position is still relatively low

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Place to Work

      May 12, 2021 - Account Sales Executive in Fairfield, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I love working for Red Cross. Great brand recognition and mission.

      Cons

      We need some "new blood" for our senior management group to bring new ideas to the table.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Mission driven

      May 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Mission. Passion. Great co workers. Cross department cooperation.

      Cons

      Very cost driven and doing more with less

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Decent Experience For premeds

      May 8, 2021 - Phlebotomist in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It was a good experience

      Cons

      THere was nothing to complain about

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Unbelievable

      Apr 24, 2021 - Phlebotomist in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      If helping people is what you love doing, this definitely is a seemingly good company for it

      Cons

      From the outside, it's a great cause, from the inside though, they treat you like you're disposable. No respect, the pay is horrible, you're better off towel drying cars at a car wash. Pays more.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fast Paced

      Mar 26, 2021 - Disaster Program Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The mission allows you to help people in their time of need. You also have an amazing opportunity to work with volunteers from all walks of life. The organization is massively diverse and you will learn A LOT in your time with the company.

      Cons

      The work life balance is difficult to achieve as there is always more work that can and needs to be done. Trying to learn all of the programs, processes, procedures and guidelines can be really overwhelming at first as the onboarding can't help you to internalize the massive amount of information. In times of disaster response you have to be ready to deploy and commit to the 12 hour days. Very rewarding but very challenging.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great job for flexibility

      May 4, 2021 - Health and Safety Coordinator in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible job, independent managing, self supporting

      Cons

      A lot of manual/physical work if alone

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Positive work experience

      Apr 30, 2021 - Logistics Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great cause and meaning behind the job

      Cons

      Can be political and beauracratic

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great to stay on top of healthcare

      Apr 26, 2021 - Student Volunteer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Learning valuable skills such as performing CPR or handling different situations.

      Cons

      Having to retain the information and studying it periodically.

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