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"Summer Intern"

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Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at American Red Cross as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Good cause, nice atmosphere, very friendly people, great location and beautiful building

Cons

work did not seem to be taken seriously, worked alone in a cubicle many days

Other Employee Reviews for American Red Cross

  1. "Great Humanitarian Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company truly goes out of its way to help others. Its employees are also very dedicated. They not only work for the Red Cross but they also volunteer in their spare time. The folks who work here are a dedicated bunch who go out of their way working all sorts of hours to accomplish whatever needs to be done to get their job done and to help others.

    Cons

    The company does not forecast its spending for operational expenses very well. Because of this every six months they have constant staff layoffs. No one is immune from being laid off with the exception of senior management.They get rid of alot of very useful hardworking staff but then laden themselves with executive directors and all sorts of vice presidents and presidents.

    Advice to Management

    Please look at flat-lining your management heirarchy. There is no need to have so many senior directors, executive directors, assistant vice presidents, vice presidents, senior and exective vice presidents. Keep the worker bees that continue to produce and reduce management staff. In the end it will create a better work environment and we will have more productivity with a reduction in payroll allowing us to keep more staff and get more work done.


  2. "Good Intentions, Poorly Executed"

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Services really go to the disadvantaged. Non-profit organization. Blood products help patients in need, Emergency services really help victims and this is very noble.

    Cons

    LOW PAY, No empowerment between line staff and management. Pay should reflect skill of position. Red Cross promotions are hard to come by and they dont reward top talent.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. They work the front line. Management needs to realign priorities and focus on employee development. Good people want to work at the American Red Cross, but retention is very low because of people need good pay to live

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