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Salvation Army Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Great co-workers, helping people, meet interesting people daily (in 72 reviews)

  • Helping others that need the help (in 58 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Out For the Money Mostly"

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

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time

    Pros

    I worked at the Adult Rehabilitation Center in California. They offer PTO, some benifits for part time employees, free lunch next door at the residence and I met some pretty amazing people while working there

    Cons

    Even though I worked in the main office, their turnover rate was extremely high. There was constant drama. I also noticed that if they (the "higher-ups") want you gone, your gone....regardless. In the end, it all comes down to the fact that they do not value their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and you just might see improvement.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "it was the best of times and the well you know"

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

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time

    Pros

    world wide work, work any where in the world

    Cons

    slowest hiring process so be patient, zero pay raises, other than cost of living bump

    Advice to Management

    break down the walls between blue management and employees, accept input from the folks in the field doing the work before making a decision

  3. "Case Manager"

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    Current Employee - Case Manager in Watertown, SD
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Watertown, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping the needy with emergency services

    Cons

    Low salary, positions are supported by donations. if donations low, position hours are cut or deleted.

    Advice to Management

    More development of Core officers in the area of operations and people management


  4. "Micromanaging"

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Salvation Army (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I got to assist many people and serve in a way that I felt fulfilled.

    Cons

    Many officers micromanage to an uncomfortable level. If you enjoy being controlled in every task you want to do during the workday, this is the job for you. Also I worked with children during camp programs and often had more kids than were allowed by law.


  5. "ok"

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

    Pros

    they pay, which is good for any job

    Cons

    not much, but it is non profit


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Accounrant"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Accountant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    37 hour work week, Work life balance and salary okay

    Cons

    Poor uneducated managers, low employee morale, back stabbing organization

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers


  7. "Officer"

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    Former Employee - Officer in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Officer in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    From my perspective all of the cons outweigh any of the pros that I might be able to share with you.

    Cons

    Some officers are on an ego trip. Since I'm not for profit many states allow it that they don't have to pay unemployment insurance. Mostly states allow that you can't do a cobra when you get fired.

    Those who supervise the officers who have some kind of issue with power struggles always take the officer side rather than the employee side. Even after many employees report such officers. After being reported those in charge start writing you up with ignorant allegations.

    Usually after three write ups they let you go. Thier supervisors don't understand that the firing is in retaliation for you reporting them.

    God forbid that you should have some kind of mental issue needing care. That's when they tell you that they don't have a problem with your work but you being dismissed anyway.

    Requesting an overview doesn't get you anywhere other than staying fired.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees as good or better than those that you claim that you were trying to help.

  8. "Direct Care Professional"

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    Current Employee - Residential Direct Support Professional
    Current Employee - Residential Direct Support Professional
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good holidays and sick pay . Helping individuals with disabilities to live a good life and get out in the communities. Spread and live the ministry.

    Cons

    Bad pay with no raises. Nepotism level super high. No real chance to make a real difference. No attention paid when alert management to problems. Warm body attitude.

    Advice to Management

    When staff does well, reward that. When you are alerted to negative happenings with consumers pay attention. Nepotism is ridiculous. Please separate families working together at sites.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Salvation Army"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Honesdale, PA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Honesdale, PA

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

    Pros

    meet new people. paid vacation, holidays, and sick time.

    Cons

    They do not care about their workers. Low pay, No room for advancement, no full time positions.


  10. "Salvation Army"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oregon City, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oregon City, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being able to serve the community in a variety of different ways. Work is accommodating to staff's schedule. Management does there best to support staff to try and improve quality of work.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive with other non-profits, hiring a potential employee the process takes too long. Career advancement is limited. Lots of employee turnover

    Advice to Management

    Information being disseminated from top down needs to improve as it is inconsistent to none.


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