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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for American Red Cross

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Upper Management lacking"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Dedham, MA
    Current Employee - Specialist in Dedham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are dedicated and hard working
    Support the mission of providing safe blood to patients

    Cons

    workload is inequitable
    managers are poorly selected and have no managerial skills

    Advice to Management

    Be more pro-active and less re-active.
    start at the top and make managers accountable for their actions


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    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!

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