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Salvation Army Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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  • Helping people good training great place (in 73 reviews)

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

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  1. "Very hard to get straight answers from...somtimes a dangerous place."

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    Former Employee - Social Work in Ocala, FL
    Former Employee - Social Work in Ocala, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Only thing I found that was good was the fact I got to help some people who really needed it.

    Cons

    Dangerous Homeless men with Mental Health issue live here. The pay was very low and the environment was rough to say the least. The woman who is in the HR position knows nothing about being and HR person. She is strictly for the SA and cannot be one bit compassionate about employee she deals with.
    They expected you to clock in at a exactly 8:00 am and out for lunch at 12:30 in at exactly 1:00 and our for the day at exactly 4:30. So I found myself clock watching while waiting for a punch. The was very unproductive and waisted about 5-10 minutes a day, and hour a week was wasted watching the clock to punch. I think this was due to the fact the HR person was too lazy to figure time, or did not know how.
    After leaving due to a resident making physical threat to me, I found out I could apply for unemployment or continue my health insurance with Cobra. They use the "We are church and therefor Exempt". I was desperate for work when the position but after 6-7 months of it I resigned. I had my husband go to collect my belongings and he was not given all of them.

    Advice to Management

    Screen in coming residents better. Change operations management and by all means remove your HR person. Put her back doing anything but HR work.


  2. "Salvation Army."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salvation Army part-time

    Pros

    Paid well, always busy with either customers or loading furniture into vehicles or putting out clothes.

    Cons

    May have to work outside in the trailer when it's hot, having to deal with long lines of customers on Wednesdays when all the clothes are half off.

  3. "Horrible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing good to say about the Atlanta location. The HR Department including Compliance are incompetent. They are biased against older employees and candidates.

    Cons

    The staff is horrible an incompetent especially the Recruiting Department. Nothing good to say about the Atlanta location. The HR Department including Compliance are incompetent. They are biased against older employees and

    Advice to Management

    Hire someone in the Recruiting Department that is a professional and competent.


  4. "Community Services Case Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time

    Pros

    almost decent wage, good location at the time

    Cons

    Not who they appear to be


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Hamden, CT
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Hamden, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    full-time benefits like health, vision and life insurance

    Cons

    Over worked and under paid

    Advice to Management

    PLEASE get management all on the same page and be more organized! Terrible working conditions that need more improvement. There are some pros in helping people in need but salvation army District/CEO managers fail to seek out major problems in retail stores to fix and make a friendly environment. Managers, retail staff and production beneficiaries are under paid and over worked in moldy, dusty warehouses. I have first hand witness bed bugs in Hamden, CT warehouse on multiple clothing and furniture. Salvation army also has a very hight turn over in management, and could use a couple trainings to change that.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Divisional Director of Emergency Disaster Services"

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    Former Employee - Divisional Director in Happy Valley, OR
    Former Employee - Divisional Director in Happy Valley, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyday is something difffent

    Cons

    On call 24/7 no breaks

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It depends on the type of person you are"

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    Former Employee - Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This opportunity came at a great time. Family time (church) on Wednesdays with breakfast. If you’re looking for a job that ends at 4:30pm without work following you home, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Very structured environment with no opportunity to think outside of the box. You are given 2 fifteen minute breaks and a 45 minute lunch at the same time each day with everyone else. There is no room for advancement unless you’re an officer or a connected officer’s kid.

  8. "I worked Salvation Army thirft store about 2 years. Bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salvation Army part-time

    Pros

    There are no pros for this company.

    Cons

    It is the place where it does not pay off although you work hard. Low pay, low benefit! Not organize

    Advice to Management

    Please take care and pay attention to employees nicely!


  9. "For those with no ambitions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You feel as though you are giving back

    Cons

    One dollar over minimum wage, no growth opportunity, no structure, unorganized, no proper training at all.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your workers more, provide consistency, and allow for training your employees properly before throwing another duty onto them.


  10. "Davis"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small staff get to know everyone, Good benefits

    Cons

    Low pay, micro managed, hostile enviorment

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better, help the community


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