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"Rewarding!"

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Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Great organization with an amazing mission. Also work with really great people every day. Washington DC is also a great city.

Cons

Some times things can be a little bureaucratic. There is red tape involved with a lot of what we do.

Advice to Management

Gail McGovern, the new CEO, has the organization on a great path. We're coming together and are living up to our reputation as a world class organization.

Other Employee Reviews for American Red Cross

  1. "Quick to Hire- Decent Environment for a good cause."

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    Former Employee - Telerecruiter in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Telerecruiter in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    The opportunity to help save lives.

    Cons

    Intense work environment. Weekend work hours.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes pressure is too high to meet quotas.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Continual decline in leadership, starting with the Board of By-Standers"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The front line employees are dedicated to the true mission of the Red Cross, and do a good job despite leadership that wastes money, resources, and opportunities. Employees up to a certain level work together to keep the operations moving forward. Blood donors, blood recipients, charitable donors and victims served are the true audience and customers of this organization.

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    Cons

    Alleged 'experts', both consultants and senior leadership are clueless at identifying root causes of problems, developing expedient solutions, and implementing needed changes. Untold $Millions have been wasted on a revolving door of consultants with elaborate and unworkable 'solutions' which have either never been implemented or are only partially installed, and less efficient and less effective than prior systems and methods. Long term employees are pushed aside, or terminated for presenting realistic assessments of the ongoing failures, and weaknesses of the most fashionable 'transformation'.

    Advice to Management

    The Board of By-Standers, (Board of Governors) need to have 'skin in the game'. They have done nothing except hire and tolerate failures for the last 20 years. The highest level executives must come from within to truly understand the organization. Blood Services must be spun off, or simplified in to 4-11 independent organizations the same size as successful competitors. Chapter services must adopt more of a 'for profit' model, and expand the line of services to include day care, home safety technologies and devices, elder care and family safety. The "Can't Do" attitude at the top of the organization must go.

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