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"Disappointment continues"

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Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Field staff believe in a mission to help others. Dedication to the various services is great.

Cons

The level of ineptitude increases with each rung up the corporate ladder. Executives in DC will drive the organization in to the ground. The Board of "Bystanders" is invisible and clueless. No one in DC has ever successfully run a field operation. Most executives in DC live elsewhere, and charge commuting expenses to the organization, like absentee landlords. Gender and age discrimination continue under the thin guise of 'reorgs' and 're-engineering'.

Advice to Management

Go back to the 'for profit' world if they will take you.

American Red Cross Response

Mar 14, 2014 – Talent Acquisition Program Associate

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are always thrilled to hear positive comments about the dedication of our employees to fulfilling the Red Cross mission. We also thank you ... More

Other Employee Reviews for American Red Cross

  1. "disorganized"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Miami, FL
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Red Cross as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    great feeling helping people in the end

    Cons

    over worked, i dont believe they care about the volunteers . under paid.

    Advice to Management

    i believe you already took care of it by firing everyone in disaster response and started fresh. which is what need to be done.

    American Red Cross Response

    Mar 18, 2014 – Talent Acquisition Program Associate

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad to hear that helping others has been a rewarding aspect of your job. Our people (including our volunteers) are vital to the success of our ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good People, Bad Upper Management and HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QC Technician in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - QC Technician in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good PTO for newly hire.
    QC lab supervisors are amazing people; the same can't be said for other supervisors or anyone higher than them.

    Cons

    No room for creativity due to FDA regulation and SOP.
    Not the best hours for newly hire.
    Horrible union.
    Low pay. Even when it's time to get an increase in wages, you will have to fight a war for it.
    Slow increase in wages.
    Egomaniac managers and directors who cannot take feedbacks and improve things.
    Too customer focus and treat employee like trash.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all managers and directors. Hire new, younger, and fresh minded individual who can accept changes and feedbacks. All managements are idiots who can not accept criticism or feedbacks from anyone lower than them even when managements are clearly wrong. Have some common sense.

    American Red Cross Response

    Mar 14, 2014 – Talent Acquisition Program Associate

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We glad you are pleased with the amount of paid time off (PTO) you receive and that you have strong working relationships with QC Lab Supervisors ... More

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