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Salvation Army Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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  • Great co-workers, helping people, meet interesting people daily (in 72 reviews)

  • You will have a sense of personal fulfillment from helping others (in 60 reviews)

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  1. "It's pretty good for what you're doing."

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    Current Employee - Bell Ringer in Victorville, CA
    Current Employee - Bell Ringer in Victorville, CA

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

    Pros

    you get to be outside. the job is simple, you just ring a bell and greet people and say thank you, and you're doing it for a good cause. you're alone and out. i suggest it for anyone really looking for money for the holidays.

    Cons

    standing for long periods of time can be hard on your legs and feet.

    Advice to Management

    you should allow bell ringers to be able to bring a chair if they want to. people will still see them and they wouldn't be sat in the entire time. it may give bell ringers more energy.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great Organization but mediocre leadership..."

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    Former Employee - Health Fitness Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Health Fitness Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Members who used the fitness facility were wonderful.

    Facility looks amazing.

    Amazing services and actitives.

    Fitness area was well maintained and the management was excellent.

    Overall The Kroc Center was a great work experience.

    Cons

    Checks would occasionally be incorrect and I was forced to check over my pay statements.

    Leadership can be rude.

    Opportunities of Employment were limited depending on department you worked in.

    Advice to Management

    Depending on department, just support your employees better and offer more opportunities to advance.

    Offer better pay rates and more opportunities for raises.

  3. "Satisfactory"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salvation Army part-time

    Pros

    Just overall good experience in the work field.

    Cons

    None really. Nothing negative to say


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salvation Army part-time

    Pros

    friendly people , organized

    Cons

    there are no cons about the store except where its located


  5. "shelter aide"

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    Current Employee - Aide in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Aide in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Helping the single mother with everyday needs

    Cons

    the mother having negative vibes


  6. "Office Administrator/ Front Desk Secretary"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Lowell, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Rewarding, Loved helping the clients that came to our open doors!

    Cons

    nonprofit pay, too low to survive on in eastern Mass


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Salvation Army full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful Environment and very nice people

    Cons

    No telecommute opportunities, too many procedures

    Advice to Management

    Make work from home available.

  8. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Sorter in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Sorter in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time

    Pros

    They offer Superior Customer Service

    Cons

    Their Medical Insurance plan was limited


  9. "Social Worker/Youth Evangelism and Outreach Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salvation Army full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working for The Salvation Army has been one of the best professional experiences I've had.

    Cons

    No complaints. It feels great to help others in need, and get paid to do it!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Direct Support Professional"

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    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Millsboro, DE
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Millsboro, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Salvation Army full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Good incentives
    Pension that you do not pay into
    Small bonuses through out the year
    on the job training

    Cons

    Schedule not to flexible not a lot of opportunities for promotion low pay

    Advice to Management

    Supporting the workers a little more having more pay


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