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"Employees treated very poorly"

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Current Employee - Collections Technician III in Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - Collections Technician III in Saint Paul, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Collecting blood from donors is fun and fast paced. The work you do for ARC Biomedical, is very important and you can take pride in your work helping people.

Cons

Pay, employee policies, management treats you as a worthless commodity. There is no work/life balance. Schedule is erratic, being scheduled late into the evening and then early the next morning. Employee turnover is high, many employees hired simply to be a body to fit scheduling purposes.

Advice to Management

Recognize employee moral is at rock bottom lows.

Other Employee Reviews for American Red Cross

  1. Helpful (4)

    "It has seen better days"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Dedham, MA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Dedham, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company has been through its ups and downs throughout the years. Overall it was good to me and I received great training there when they offered it. Its challenges now are trying to gain market share again and donor retention. The benefits were always excellent and the pay regardless what some employees thought, were competitive. Raises were given when other companies were freezing wages. Even when our raises were on hold, a flat bonus was given in lieu of an increase to recognize worker's accomplishments. I am grateful that I worked there for a cumulative of 22 years before a final layoff. No regrets.

    Cons

    Financial troubles have hit this organization big time with numerous layoffs over the past 2 years and more to come. The Dedham location is practically nonexistent and the morale is like working at a morgue. Management really needs to think things through before rolling out systems that cause layoffs, only to find out the system is not adequate. Need to pilot programs first before finalizing implementation. Hire people based on their actual experience, talent, personality and intelligence. Stay away from the continued "old boy/old girl" model that plaques that environment with incompetent decision makers. The company is a foundation worth saving and deserves to live on.

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking through rose colored glasses; listen to the people and their concerns.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent mission and focus, poor management and communications"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator II in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Administrative Coordinator II in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Non-Profit Environment provides a sense of worth to achievements.
    The identity and branding of the company is well known throughout the world
    The services provided were top-notch.

    Cons

    Communications were lacking, both in rolling out new information and in response to feedback.
    Technological advances were poorly structured and faulty on roll-out.

    Advice to Management

    Get to understand the actual functions and operations of the company prior to trying to implement the newest thing for the industry. Otherwise you are trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.

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