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American Red Cross Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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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. "Biomedical Equipment Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Biomedical Equipment Technician
    Current Employee - Biomedical Equipment Technician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Red Cross (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent supervisor who is a team builder and does not hesitate to pitch in and help when work flow gets heavy. Other departments also work well with Equipment Management.

    Cons

    Limited path for advancement, some years with pay freezes, small merit pay raises.

    Advice to Management

    Observed low morale and high turnover in blood collections staff could be improved by being more selective in new hires with higher starting pay to compensate for irregular and long hours.


  2. "Lab Tech II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Tech II in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Lab Tech II in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady work, always busy.

    Cons

    Workload can be overwhelming some days.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the people.


  3. "Opperation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  6. "Quality Assurance Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    It is rewarding and challenging work.

    Cons

    The enviornment is always changing.


  7. "Depends on Department"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Certain departments are better than others. Benefits good.

    Cons

    Upper management issues. Low raises


  8. "Territory Representative"

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

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    This is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Many changes, not always rolled out very well.


  9. "good place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    they where always willing to work with you.

    Cons

    not enough raises and did not pay enough.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Once Great Organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    It is one of the most recognized organization in the world.

    Cons

    It is currently in the process of "right sizing" and consolidating.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Mission vs Mgt"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Station Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Station Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great regular employees and volunteers. No one hires them better. Hearts of gold. They care about humans. Knowledgable and skilled. Good transferable skills for many field.

    Cons

    Awful management. A few good ones but most should be in business rather then non-profit. Management makes it difficult to complete the mission.

    Advice to Management

    Put your employees on a pedastal. Most go well above and beyond the call of duty to take care of their clients.



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