American Red Cross - Great Mission but Horrible Management! | Glassdoor
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"Great Mission but Horrible Management!"

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  • 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.

Other Employee Reviews for American Red Cross

  1. 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Solid mission, bureaucracy and egos gets in the way though"

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

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

    Pros

    A fantastic cause to work for and it is well instilled through out the company.

    Cons

    Too many unnecessary procedures and unqualified management.

    Advice to Management

    Take personal relationships out of promotions and reward the value of talent w/in the company.

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