American Red Cross - Very educational | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for American Red Cross
There are newer employer reviews for American Red Cross

See Most Recent

"Very educational"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
Recommends
Approves of CEO

I worked at American Red Cross as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Diverse, fast paced and rewarding

Cons

very long hours due to disasters

Advice to Management

None

Other Employee Reviews for American Red Cross

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Poor Leadership, no respect for family life-St. Louis"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Bonuses and pay are extremely good for a non-profit if the territory that you get is set up to succeed. Team enviornment at the employee level and within Phlebotomists and Donor Recruitment Representatives. Great way to network and meet people in your community.

    Cons

    Managers and Directors are extremely out of touch with the work put in by Recruitment Reps and Phlebotomists. Employees work very long hours and often 7 days a week. Employees are expected to answer their phones and emails immediately at all hours. Directors and Supervisors cause conflicts between Phlebotomists and Recruitment Reps. Everything is about money when it should be about helping the sick. Say they believe in diversity, but they don't understand diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house from the top down. Appreciate the people at the bottom who are making you all of the money. Don't reorganizing territories when Reps begin to succeed. Change the way that you do business before other Blood Organizations completely take over. Attempt to understand diversity and the diverse cultures, without them you will never succeed.


  2. "Work with amazing people doing something you can be proud of at the end of the day."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Donor Technician II in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Donor Technician II in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best things about working for the Red Cross (blood services) include; new places every day, new people, great coworkers, great pay, plenty of overtime, loads of pay differentials, benefits and you can feel good about helping save lives when you go home at night.

    Cons

    Top cons of working at the Red Cross include; long, unpredictable hours, the extreme opposite of a normal work schedule, you may occasionally have to drive yourself to far off locations and there's very little time for life outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    A new, professional Regulatory Manager would improve employee turnover rates drastically.

There are newer employer reviews for American Red Cross
There are newer employer reviews for American Red Cross

See Most Recent

Work at American Red Cross? Share Your Experiences

American Red Cross
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or