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American Red Cross Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern
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  • High-pressured working environment with huge workload not offering work-life balance (in 56 reviews)

  • Upper management needs to be reined in (in 95 reviews)

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  1. "Opperation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The ability to work remote has been a big plus

    Cons

    growth opportunities are scarce. Promotions do not happen as often as they should


  2. "Volunteer Registered Dental Hygienist on Navy Base Coronado"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Red Cross part-time

    Pros

    The ARC is a fantastic and wonderful organization

    Cons

    I'm not in a paid position


  3. "Awesome"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Red Cross as an intern

    Pros

    Great experience with great people

    Cons

    No job opprotunity to be hired on payroll


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  5. "Americorps at Red Cross"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at American Red Cross as an intern

    Pros

    Flexible, and realistic with what they expect.

    Cons

    Often under resourced, and understaffed to achieve organizational objectives.


  6. "Great Internship"

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    Former Intern - Donor Relations in Peoria, IL
    Former Intern - Donor Relations in Peoria, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Red Cross as an intern

    Pros

    Very helpful coworkers, lots of travel

    Cons

    Lots of driving and cold calls


  7. "Search Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Consultant in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at American Red Cross (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company, compassionate. Know what skills they want and how they would measure their productivity.

    Cons

    No downsides experienced. Value given!

    Advice to Management

    Keep great people!


  8. "Disaster Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Erin, TN
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Erin, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Organization with mutiple opportunities

    Cons

    Volunteer lead, and a lot of politics


  9. "Marketing Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Red Cross as an intern

    Pros

    Nice work environment and all employees are working for a great cause and to create a better world for those hat are in need. Very powerful!

    Cons

    Depending on the time of year, work can be slow.


  10. "The people do great work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Mass Care Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Freelancer - Mass Care Manager in Hartford, CT
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great use of spare time, nice resume builder, free certifications, Use interpersonal skills, active with people in your neighborhoods.

    Cons

    Its more like a club for older people who have seem to have forgotten how much young adults have to do between school, work, and trying to find more work.


  11. "Telecommunications Administrative"

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    Current Employee - Telecom Administrator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Telecom Administrator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is very friendly & Clean

    Cons

    Everyone speaks to you with no Problem

    Advice to Management

    Continue to give great feedback



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