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"Great Mission but Horrible Management!"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for American Red Cross

  1. "A love hate job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working with donors, decent starting pay, most workers are very caring

    Cons

    Excessive travel, irregular hours and sleep

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to deal with issues when it's brought to their attention rather than bury their head in the sand and ignore the problems.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great group, but mixed review"

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    Former Employee - Officer In Financial Development in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Officer In Financial Development in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission; dedicated people in financial development department.

    Cons

    Way too many changes result in disorganized execution and trying to make one size fits all results in many, many lost opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the long term and be sensitive in imposing so many changes in a blanket form on all areas of financial development. Few long term employees remain, who are key in developing donor relationships. That is such a loss to the organization and overall cost to replace key personnel.

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