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"Fairly rewarding work/ bad management"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The Red Cross possesses an amazing mission and going to work everyday knowing what you do is saving lives is what's kept me here.

Cons

Management expects people to take on 2, 3, even 4 different roles at a time with no salary bump. Their leave policy in my division is this: the only excusable leave is bereavement leave. They are highly lacking in the communication department causing great confusion/frustration. In the past when you worked for a non profit you expected lower wages but the benefits made up for it; this is no longer the case at the Red Cross.

Advice to Management

The job market is turning around (albeit slowly) and at some point you are going to need to start treating your employees better. Improve communication.

Other Employee Reviews for American Red Cross

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great Mission but Horrible Management!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The American Red Cross has a wonderful mission and their branding is known around the world. PTO policy is the only positive employee benefit.

    Cons

    While recognized as a humanitarian organization, they treat their employees horribly. This organization strips you of your work ethic and degrades your skills. Very wasteful of the resources they have and not open to very simple changes to improve. A very negative and dysfunctional environment to work in. A revolving door and most of those going out are key talent that management should strive to retain. Poor health benefits; horrible management who are unable to effectively lead - a total disappointment as an employer.

    Advice to Management

    A good manager always hires the best and brightest. The management at ARC isn't the brightest at the top so they continually hire dumb and dumber all the way down the management chain. Appreciate the employees who are busy doing the work and carrying out the mission for they are your number one asset.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Red Cross Biomedical - Donor Rep Columbus Ohio"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to work for a non profit that runs like a business.

    Cons

    You'd think they cared about the welfare of their own people? But they don't. They expect you to work 60 hours a week, and will dock you for taking a half day or asking for some time off. HR isn't any good. I had sleepless nights worrying and stressing over the job. Not worth my health.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better management.

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