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"Horrific place to work"

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Current Employee - Development in New York, NY
Current Employee - Development in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

the volunteers are dedicated to the mission

Cons

Poor Leadership - from the top down - fosters blaming, secrecy, sabotage and ego - NO TEAMWORK
Nepotism
Low Morale
Poor Benefits
No chance for advancement
Fundraisers are essentially raising money to pay pensions and get the Red Cross out of debt
Ineffective organization living off of the brand name

Advice to Management

Get rid of poor leaders and encourage new ideas and creativity - treat your employees as though they bring value or you will continue to lose talent - retaining negative and complacent workers with low morale does not bode well for your future

American Red Cross Response

May 20, 2014 – Talent Acquisition Program Associate

Thank you for your review; we agree that we have amazing and dedicated volunteers and employees. We are sorry to hear your comments concerning workplace environment and employee morale. The Red Cross ... More

Other Employee Reviews for American Red Cross

  1. "Slow-paced but open-minded and friendly"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity for smart minds. People are friendly, approachable, and open-minded.

    Cons

    Lack of talent and smart people.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit younger employees and give them more chances to make change. Decrease bureaucracy.

    American Red Cross Response

    Apr 7, 2014 – Talent Acquisition Program Associate

    Thank you for your feedback and praise for our employees and volunteers. Our Talent Acquisition team is always on the lookout for the best and brightest to join our organization. We will pass your ... More


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Greenwich, CT
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Greenwich, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Red Cross part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff is passionate about their work and not primarily out for just a paycheck.

    Cons

    More volunteers working in full-time roles than actual paid employees. This sometimes leads to ambiguity over level of responsibility coworkers feel.

    Advice to Management

    None.

    American Red Cross Response

    Apr 4, 2014 – Talent Acquisition Program Associate

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We could not serve our communities without our dedicated employees and volunteers, and we are always thrilled to see them recognized. We appreciate ... More


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