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"A disaster within itself"

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Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Positive mission (in it's intentions...)

Cons

Huge mismanagement and wasteful spending with very few dollars actually getting to the clients, extremely poor leadership (both at Seattle directorship and nationally) , long hours (60+ per week), poor partner relations (monopolizes the publicity and donations with little return on value) and no staff support.

Advice to Management

Admit you are bankrupt due to your practices and fold

Other Employee Reviews for American Red Cross

  1. "Wonderful experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working for an organization that does such amazing work
    The other employees and volunteers were so dedicated and you knew they were there because they really wanted to be

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, lots of red tape and departmental silos


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    "Poor Upper Management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager of Operations in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager of Operations in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff, donors and site chairs.

    Cons

    Lack of Leaders in the company, not enough staff to cover the volume of the blood drives, miscommunication when it comes to standard procedures.

    Advice to Management

    More training for upper management in dealing with staff and mid level manager. Lack of people's skills and leadership.

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