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"I was very enlightened about what all they do and I learned a lot."

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Former Intern - Volunteer Services and Christmas Coordinator in Niles, MI
Former Intern - Volunteer Services and Christmas Coordinator in Niles, MI
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Salvation Army as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

It was a happy atmosphere and their number one goal is to help the community in any way they can.

Cons

Can't think of any, they do really good work and have their heart in the right place.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work

Other Employee Reviews for Salvation Army

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Bias and Double Standards"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Salvation Army full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to help men get beyond challenging times in their lives through bad choices.

    Cons

    No room for advancement; pay not commensurate with education or experience; condescension in the workplace; double standards with employees and program participants. As this is a "Christian" organization, the tenets of this faith should be practiced in other places beyond the chapel sanctuary. This is not the case! There is a definitive demarcation between business and Christianity when, in fact, the behavior of a Christian should be to practice these tenets in all endeavors, even in business. The Salvation Army puts on a face that few people see. One of "doing the most good", and In fact, they do good universally. However, they maintain a condescending manner in the sense of demonstrating a "missionary preaching to the natives" disposition. Those that come into a salvation army rehabilitation facility are broken and yes, they can rebuild. Yet, from the head, there is a lack of compassion, empathy, identification that is demonstrated in the interaction with the participants of their program when not in the sanctuary. Additionally, there are two distinct sides of the rehabilitation facilities: Operations and Program. The Operations side gets a salary and bonuses for their work. These bonuses are plentiful and range in the thousands of dollars. The Program side receives a meager salary that is barely beyond a livable wage, no matter how long employed, and receives no bonuses. It is the Program side that boosts the morale of the men who work (for free) in the various warehouses, thrift stores, and other "work therapy" assignments.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to employ and demonstrate genuine brotherly love beyond the chapel service. Needs to pay their dedicated and faithful employees a salary close to the national median for a given position.


  2. "It was a benefitical one. I was able to help and service alot of people who were in need."

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    Former Employee - Therapist in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Therapist in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They do great work in helpping others.

    Cons

    There is not much room for advancement and they need to pay more to their employees.

    Advice to Management

    To come up with more incentives for their employees who work so hard for the company.


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