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"Helping folks was great, the treatment from management was not."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Salvation Army full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The Salvation Army helps a LOT of people (honestly, every day. It's awesome), and being part of that feels good.

Some co-workers were great people in general, and great to work with.

Insurance premiums lower than comparable plans of every other employer I've worked for, but read my note in the Cons section.

Cons

The pay is extremely low considering the responsibilities, some co-workers were bad people in general (and even worse to work with) but most of all, management was terrible!

During my time at the Salvation Army, the management:

- Considered hard work and creative problem solving a personal career threat, not a benefit.
- Delayed paperwork. My 90 day review was given after 7 months and so was the pay raise.
- Found excuses to write up every employee, so if the supervisor wanted to fire them later there was "a history".
- Ignored requests for maintenance, then blamed employees when neglected equipment mysteriously broke.
- Played favorites among employees. The "favorites-club" could do no wrong. They were never caught showing up late, leaving early, slacking off, or stealing merchandise. They were never randomly drug tested, chastised for ignoring dress code, etc.
-And many more!

About the insurance...Whatever your ailment, you will be denied and receive a hefty doctor bill. It will be on your shoulders to call the insurance people (who don't answer phones or return calls) and inform them you were, in fact, covered. You must tell the debt collectors you had insurance and are not responsible for whatever outrageous bill they demand you pay. You will feel cheated, disrespected, and have a many month long headache. Buyer Beware.

Advice to Management

Go find another company to ruin. The Salvation Army does a lot of good and doesn't need idiots polluting it's mission.

Other Employee Reviews for Salvation Army

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Rewarding but a challenge"

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    Former Employee - Program Support in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Program Support in Santa Barbara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Salvation Army part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment, staff was friendly, extremely rewarding to help the needy.

    Cons

    Management was indecisive, some of the public believe in being given special treatment,

    Advice to Management

    MAKE UP YOUR MIND


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Stuck in the legendary past"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great vision of service to transform lives. Some truly exceptional people.

    Cons

    Local boards have "advisory" power only; actual authority is with corporate board and at corporate office. Lacks structure and perhaps vision for nimble response to 21st century needs. Lacks detailed ethics guidelines comparable to similar international organizations, with predictable results.

    Advice to Management

    Unite in a single corporate entity with uniform practices. Stop competing with yourself. Flow the greatest resources to the areas with the greatest need, instead of keeping the greatest resources in the communities that are wealthy enough to raise the most money.

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