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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 (1)

    "Feels great, pays little."

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    Former Employee - Communications Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Communications Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The mission of the Red Cross is a noble one and it feels good to be working towards the stated goals. Employee appreciation is high.

    Cons

    Similiar to many of the downsides of any non-profit.....low salary, job growth is limited, what's more, there is no clear path of career development. While it's nice to get a lot of pats on the back, it's not so nice never getting raises because the organization doesn't have funding.

    Advice to Management

    Institute more practices from the private sector. Forgo some of the "feel good" sessions for an increase in efficiency and performance based rewards.


  2. 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


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