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  1. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    No Room for Growth

    Nov 22, 2021 - Senior Policy Analyst in Alexandria, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Organization does a lot of really good work and the non-officer employees are good peoples.

    Cons

    There's no room for growth or promotion internally unless you are: 1) A Salvationist 2) Related to a Salvationist 3) VERY Christian (if not a Salvationist) This is an organization whose mission is to "meet human need without discrimination," which is a standard they only hold themselves to externally (which is good!). Internally they couldn't care less about that, especially when it comes to promotions and hiring born out of nepotism or religious affiliation. The organization as a whole doesn't value its employees. This is due in part to the officer system that has them moving around to new positions, they typically are unqualified for, every few years and them wanting to "leave their mark." Unfortunately for the non-officer employees, the mark they leave is almost always one of harm. If you come to The Salvation Army looking for career growth potential, it is not there. Raises are nearly impossible to come by no matter how much work you put in, and the same goes for internal promotions. Officers stand above the employees and leadership has their own priorities, which rarely match up with creating a positive work atmosphere. ---- As a pandemic aside, this is also an organization that rushed employees back to the office, took away tele-commute days that were approved prior to the pandemic, and did not ask about vaccines.

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  1. 5.0
    Former Freelancer

    great

    May 18, 2022 - Anonymous Freelancer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    it was great to work for a good cause

    Cons

    it was sometimes hard work

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Overall, I loved it

    May 20, 2022 - Social Service Worker in Birmingham, AL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It’s very rewarding to help those in need while giving back to the community. If you work full time, the benefits are great

    Cons

    Can get stressful sometimes during high volume.

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