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"Quasi-government Non Profit"

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Former Employee - Network Manager in New Orleans, LA
Former Employee - Network Manager in New Orleans, LA
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

It is a great organization with a clear cut purpose. Its employees often hold that same vision to help ones who are less fortunate or have fallen victim to some type of calamity. They have a very clear, regimented structure (like the military) which people can identify their role and what they would like to do. Training is very structured and their is clearly laid out career plan and progression track for those that work within the organization. This formal structure sometimes causes people to forget about the individual because everything is so systematic.

Cons

Long hours and poor compensation, especially at the local chapter level.

Advice to Management

Attempt to work with Red Cross on a corporate level to improve compensation at the chapter level. With that you will be able to hire better staff.

Other Employee Reviews for American Red Cross

  1. Helpful (4)

    "No real understanding of how the organization works, or what is needed to save the business"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall Mission and dedication of line staff is inspiring. These people keep the organization going despite the mismanagement at the top. As in any organization people resist change, but in this case it is warranted because the proposed changes are usually ill informed.

    Cons

    Revolving top management continues to disappoint, with decreasing competence. Significant change is required to save the business, and new regimes fail to study the situation before they enact solutions, which are always misdirected. Any employee with any seniority is seen as part of the problem, and therefore is discounted, ignored or displaced.

    Advice to Management

    Step back and truly analyze the situation and solutions, forget about the DC Beltway mentality


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A stepping stone; don't expect to be there long"

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    Former Employee - Health Coordinator in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Health Coordinator in New Haven, CT
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free CPR and first aid classes to employees

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay, poor working conditions, management expects you to be available 100% of the time because you are working for a voluntary agency.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees better, this way you don't have an average of 1-2 year employment rate for local chapters.

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