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"Varied, with multiple responsibilities and experiences with a wide-range of clients"

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Former Employee - Social Services in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Social Services in San Diego, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Interactions with all populations, those who need assistance the most; work is quite different each day, so keeps one's interest and challenges you to grow; dedicated employees who love what they do and the clients they serve; personal and professional rewards far outweigh other benefits. The reputation in the community is second-to-none.

Cons

Low salary, often linked to direct funding or grant funding, which easily goes away. Heavy workload combined with the need to do more, with less resources and personnel.

Advice to Management

Higher pay will result in more qualified staff. Higher pay will result in greater retention and staff morale. Investing in staff, regardless of their education level, will result in better services to clients and the community, thereby increasing The Army's reputation and service delivery. There are highly qualified staff, with similar values and beliefs to the Army, who would love to work for (or stay with) The Army if they could afford to.

Other Employee Reviews for Salvation Army

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Some good, some bad."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You work for an organization in the business of helping people.
    Great hours, generous paid vacation and holidays off.

    Cons

    Because it is a religious organization most of the people in charge are ordained ministers who do not have any professional experience in the position they are in.
    Totally decentralized decision making. No one wants to be a leader and say no to bad decisions.
    Nepotism is a way of life with whole family's working there.
    If you are not a member of their church you can not get promoted to upper management or department head.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive in overseeing department heads and making sure rank and file are being treated fairly. Promote people based on ability and not because they are related to some high ranking officer.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A very disappointing work experience here."

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a church and it was great to be able to express my love for Christ in the workplace. The organization as a whole, does do a lot of good.

    Cons

    Very low wages and poor benefits for employees, while officers and management essentially line their pockets. In addition, some of the behavior that takes place here contradict the very principles the organization was founded on.


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