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Salvation Army Reviews

Updated January 23, 2019
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  1. "Enjoyable"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, good mission, and fulfilling work.

    Cons

    If you consider some hard work a con, then maybe don't apply. If you don't mind some hard work, you're good.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Bookkeeper"

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    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Bookkeeper in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The mission of the company is to help those with addictions problems, they provide everything for the beneficiaries. The Salvation Army knows how to use even the last bits of donations by implementing different styles of sales.

    Cons

    Low pay, not good communication between employees and supervisors, usually processes take a good amount of time because of several levels of hierarchy within the company.

  3. "counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The camps are a great outlet for creatives

    Cons

    the camp needs more structure


  4. "Salvation Army Summer Camp Pine Summit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, fun job, decent pay

    Cons

    Seasonal, not much skills translation


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fair Employer"

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    Former Employee - Food Service Worker
    Former Employee - Food Service Worker

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

    Pros

    Benefits, hours, pay, location, co-workers

    Cons

    Writeups, rumors, drama, temperatures, language


  6. "Low pay, Lots of control"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director
    Current Employee - Executive Director

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

    Pros

    The organization does a lot in the community.

    Cons

    Headquarters controls everything. A top down organization.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people you hire


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great organization, but behind the curve with fundraising"

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    Former Employee - Donor Relations Specialist
    Former Employee - Donor Relations Specialist

    I worked at Salvation Army part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers on the same mission to help people.

    Cons

    Some higher level employees struggle to move forward with current trends in fundraising. They believe past methods work best, even though they struggle to support themselves while supporting the community. The place is missing the leadership component and moves bad employees around instead of letting them go. I really loved working there when we were on the right track with a good development team. Bad management came in and ran the hardworking, dedicated employees off. It's such a shame because they do really awesome work in the community.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to low level employees, do some research on the future of fundraising and convince your officers to support development and fundraising.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Ok!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Salvation Army full-time

    Pros

    None to speak of It needs work.

    Cons

    Too many to type. Treat people fairly.


  9. "Event Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Surprise, AZ
    Current Employee - Event Coordinator in Surprise, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The leaders and staff are wonderful.

    Cons

    Organization, micromanaging, job not specific.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Just okay"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Salvation Army (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will see your work in the services provided to those in need.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement; leadership constantly changes because of Salvation Army appointments.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your people or else you will lose the best ones.