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"Volunteered"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Knowledgeable and friendly people
Great camaraderie

Cons

It was volunteer. Not much to say about the negatives.

Other Employee Reviews for American Red Cross

  1. "FOCUS ON EMPLOYEES"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very supportive, resourceful, good pay

    Cons

    Rely on volunteers, could hire more qualified employees

    Advice to Management

    Overhead is no longer viewed as cons, opposite hiring more qualified employees would make ARC program more efficient. Lack proper evaluation metrics. Implementing early monitoring systems would justify ARC claim to fame of their efficacy (.90 of every donated dollar goes to the programs)


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Financial Mess with Incompetent and Entrenched Executive Management that Are Accountable to No One."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You may think that you go there to help people, but the first time you hear someone in executive management say, "We are hurting financially, and we need another disaster," you stomach twists and you feel sick

    Cons

    The Chapter side laid off about 30% of its workers in the last 3 years and the biomedical side is in the process of laying off 15+% of their workforce. If you want stability of any kind, do not work at the Red Cross. Management hides the true financial disaster of the company because they are worried that it would hurt donations. For the last 5 years there have been 2 layoffs a year in Biomedical and they are in a major reorganization right now that could decimate employees. The worst morale that I have ever seen or could ever imagine, the endless layoffs just destroys people and the BEST people all are leaving because they don't want to deal with the endless financial mess and never ending layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Tell the public what the true financial situation is with the Red Cross before you take their money and then your huge cut of it.

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