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Salvation Army International Reviews

Updated April 12, 2019
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Salvation Army International General André Cox
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Pros
  • "Many of their centres are doing brilliant community-focused work on the front line" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Wage, Fulfilling, Great staff, Flexibility & office" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, not many benefits as it is a charity, and was not able to progress any further" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Multiple layers of red tape and time spent in decision making" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place To Work~!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Salvation Army International full-time

    Pros

    Rewarding, great benefits, wonderful staff

    Cons

    As a non-profit many of their positions are part time only


  2. "Delivery Driver"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chula Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compassionate place to work.

    Cons

    Bad pay that is the only thing rest is perfect.

    Advice to Management

    Good work

  3. "Peer recovery coach"

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    Former Employee - Peer Recovery Coach in Macomb, MI
    Former Employee - Peer Recovery Coach in Macomb, MI

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

    Pros

    Having the ability to help others that are in need

    Cons

    Sometimes you're overwhelmed with the demand of those that are in need

    Advice to Management

    Always be available and willing to help others as you see the need


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Career Development Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Salvation Army International full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, Encourages professional growth, Ability to network with local non-profit and social service community, Management is supportive

    Cons

    Lack of consistency and/or certainty with program funding


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Omaha campus is corrupt"

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    Current Employee - Entry Level Management in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Entry Level Management in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent vacation time, front line (support specialists and case managers) employees seem to genuinely care about the work they’re doing

    Cons

    Upper management is disorganized and unprofessional, no opportunities for career advancement, little regard for employees safety and well-being, lack of consistency in rules and regulations which results in confusion all around, extreme lack of communication, pay is poor for the type of work being done

    Advice to Management

    Sincerely acknowledge your employees accomplishments, provide constructive criticism to employees in a manner that doesn’t belittle and discourage them, dress appropriately for a workplace setting, allow for advancement opportunities


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Roseville, MN
    Former Employee - Finance in Roseville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Salvation Army International (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Met some great friends and learned a little when they were willing to take the time.

    Cons

    Management has a lot to be desired. Very high expectations for minimal staff and very low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge employees for their work. Look at positive instead of always negative. 'Thank-you' goes a long way!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Loved working with people and feeling like I was helping the homeless."

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    Former Employee - Food Service Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Food Service Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Salvation Army International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really enjoyed helping and feeding the homeless people of Tulsa. Admired co-workers. Staff tries to feed and take care of guests

    Cons

    Upper management gives impression of not caring about homeless people or employees. They are very understaffed and under paid. Priorities are not in order.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and put clients first.

  8. Helpful (3)

    ""Exempt" = We OWN you"

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in York, PA
    Former Employee - Business Manager in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Salvation Army International (More than a year)

    Pros

    A nominally Christian organization in which open Bibles are permitted at work stations, generic prayers precede meetings, and a veneer of spirituality masks as cesspool of gossip and backstabbing. The PTO is great after the initial 90 days with none

    Cons

    "Exempt" employees are expected to work 50-60 hours per week without complaint. Family or religious conflict? "Suck it up!"--and this from the lips of supposedly Ordained Christian clergy ("Officers") Some Officers regard hourly employees as their personal servants to be their chauffeurss, dog -walkers, etc. And did I mention that these Officers are white and their hired servants African Amerian? Can you say, "plantation:"? I knew you could. And, by the way, forget any personal or non-Salvation Army religious life from November 1 through Christmas Eve.....just "suck it up"

    Advice to Management

    Get into the 21st Century. Flex time. Comp time. Off-site work from home. Stop the "bait and switch" of advertising positions but then piling on responsibilities (and hours) that have nothing to do with the job description.
    The whole organization n a vigorous application of the 9th Commandment.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Administration Admin Asst"

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

    I worked at Salvation Army International full-time

    Pros

    Working alongside friendly and caring people

    Cons

    If management wants you gone, you're bullied

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what their worth and get out of the 1800s. This not for profit is so behind in technology


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Cook"

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    Current Employee - Cook in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Cook in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There's plenty of good things about the shelter. It's a job, helping women's get on their feet and a place to stay during the process, feeding them, and others..

    Cons

    It's a lot of cons but mainly, management, rodents, gossip, inconsideration, meds to be remodeled!

    Advice to Management

    Be more considerate to others instead of just doing your job, especially if of you're working a company to help others!