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American Red Cross Reviews

Updated September 24, 2017
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  • Work/life balance the scale will tip towards work (in 65 reviews)

  • Upper management in Washington DC dictating asinine protocols that were out of touch with the mission of the department (in 102 reviews)

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  1. "American Red Cross"

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    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

    The mission is honorable and help does get to those in need, but only because of the dedicated volunteer network.

    Cons

    Management is haphazard and is really unaware of what's going on with the daily operations

    Advice to Management

    Connect with your employees on a human level. The ARC is a humanitarian organization however it is not reflected in their internal management style.


  2. "Red cross"

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    Former Employee - Scheduler in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Scheduler in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Red Cross part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hours were perfect for about 5 years then

    Cons

    Select of people to call was less and less

    Advice to Management

    New lists for calling was needed

  3. "American Red Cross"

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

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work if you enjoy helping people.

    Cons

    Not a place to work if your looking for great pay.


  4. "DPM"

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    Former Employee - Disaster Program Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Disaster Program Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I loved my time with the Red Cross! I was lucky enough to have both an amazing boss and incredible co-workers. The mission was the reason I joined, the people are the reason I stayed.

    Cons

    It can be very exhausting and emotionally hard assisting people on the worst day of their life, but is also very rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to allow individuals from the field to make significant input in the direction of the organization.


  5. "Loved it, got laid off"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Red Cross part-time

    Pros

    Excellent training, fair pay, and a good benefits package, especially considering I was only part time.

    Cons

    My boss was a little too conflict-avoidant for my taste. It probably didn't help that he almost never actually visited our facility.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the awesome training and benefits, hike the pay a bit, and make sure middle
     management visits every facility regularly.


  6. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Different Schedules to accommodate lifestyle

    Cons

    No room to advance in company


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor, Telerecruiting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Satisfaction in saving peoples' lives
    Ability to build a strong team

    Cons

    Micromanagement
    Old-school management beliefs that don't transfer to today's work environment

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the mission-critical expectations, and allow employees to bring a fresh eye to success strategies.

  8. "Mobile/CDL Driver Phlebotomist"

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    Current Employee - Mobile CDL Driver Phlebotomist in Douglasville, GA
    Current Employee - Mobile CDL Driver Phlebotomist in Douglasville, GA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay depending on location. Ability to grow within a good company doing great things All over the World.

    Cons

    Certain positions are all over the place in regards to work hours and may not be feasible to family or having a personal life.

    Advice to Management

    The number One rule in life that takes Us Exponitially far is what I would advise, and that is "To Treat Others Like You Would Want To Be Treated".


  9. "Phlembotomist"

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

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Easy work, Great Co workers.

    Cons

    None to my knowledge. Early mornings.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  10. "A good place to work"

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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

    Lots of different business lines and potential jobs

    Cons

    Big company feel to the organization


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