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Salvation Army Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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Clive and Marianne Adams
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Pros
  • Great co-workers, helping people, meet interesting people daily (in 72 reviews)

  • You will have a sense of personal fulfillment from helping others (in 61 reviews)

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  1. "Bell Ringer"

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    Current Employee - Bell Ringer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Bell Ringer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Doing good for God children.

    Cons

    It's only part-time and you have to be able to stand on your feet for 8 hours but the pay is worth it.


  2. "Kettle"

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    Former Employee - Kettle in Ansonia, CT
    Former Employee - Kettle in Ansonia, CT

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

    Pros

    Greeting meeting different people during holiday season

    Cons

    Weather sometimes can be brutal

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Cook"

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    Current Employee - Cook in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Cook in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    there no cons at all

    Advice to Management

    no advice to management at all


  4. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Salvation Army part-time

    Pros

    Fun lifeguard staff, regularly touched up on skills

    Cons

    Hard to get shifts covered


  5. "Salvation Army Kansas City"

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

    Pros

    Hours were somewhat flexible, and worked around CEU training.

    Cons

    Agency was very understaffed and workload was therefore heavy.


  6. "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.


  7. 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.

  8. "Board disconnect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff has a good heart and desire to help others

    Cons

    Board is disconnected from real needs both with number of staff and best-practice client stabilization

    Advice to Management

    Advocate for staff and clients, not the Board and income.


  9. "General Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and many good people. Great mission statement.

    Cons

    Extreme movement of key personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Tenure is an asset to all organizations.


  10. "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


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