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"Hearts are in the right place, but poorly managed."

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Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
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No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

You can really make a difference and everyone is very friendly. You'll find people who really care about making a difference in their community, and it's a good networking opportunity. You'll know your job makes a difference.

Cons

The Red Cross is bleeding money, and is attempting to fix the problem in all the wrong ways. They recently laid off all of their instructors so they could hire *some* of them back as part-time workers without benefits.

Advice to Management

Listen more to your employees. Figure out new ways of money management that don't involve axing your primary money makers. Don't overload people and wonder why things aren't getting done. Focus on your industry-service!

Other Employee Reviews for American Red Cross

  1. "They do good things...but"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Name recognition looks good on a resume. Feel a sense of purpose. Good benefits, pay is average for health and human services.

    Cons

    Chapters can get swallowed up, lack of leadership, people in positions of authority have either no motivation or no desire to do their job. No job security. Beyond poor management at the local levels.

    Advice to Management

    Get with it and recognize employee contributions and allow them to do their job.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of tension between departments at the One Red Cross."

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    Current Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative
    Current Employee - Donor Recruitment Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and at the end of then day you know you are truly impacting many people.

    Cons

    Work schedule is difficult with a family!

    Advice to Management

    Hire competant managers with a positive attitude.

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