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Salvation Army Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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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 59 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic People, Good Work/Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Non-Exempt Wage Plus Benefits + PTO
    Great People to work with, pleasant culture

    Cons

    Average pay, Somewhat limited advancement structure

    Advice to Management

    Develop more advanced/varied & accurate Employee titles and salaries


  2. "Nice People, Fun Environment"

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    Former Employee - Student in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Student in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -nice people to work with, charismatic
    -work is not too hard
    -good benefits

    Cons

    -minimum-wage pay
    -cannot shop at the store
    -no employee discount

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Personal fulfillment but doesn't pay that well"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You will have a sense of personal fulfillment from helping others
    Okay benefits
    Professional

    Cons

    Don't get paid competitively
    Sometime expected to work longer hours than paid for, and to pitch in where you don't normally work
    There's a double tier system in place, if you're an officer, you get better benefits, hours, pay, treatment, etc. then regular employees, and most people that are officers have been born into the culture-their families were Salvation Army officers

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that people need a living wage and that people don't need to be pastors/evangelists to be valuable to the organization


  4. "It is a good part time first job while going through high school and/or college."

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They provide solid training, with reduced rates for employees. They provided two or three ways to move up in the ranking, as lead guard, swim instructor, or Aquatics Manager. They have simple expectations, work is predictable and not too demanding watching the pools. They also give 15 minute breaks regularly (unless another lifeguard fails to show up). The pool is a fun place to be for most people so it is nice to interact with people that are happy to be there.

    Cons

    In my opinion, the work ethic of most coworkers was not very high, as most are still in high school. That is fine until it results in absenteeism and breaking rules while guarding. Those issues were then not always corrected by proper discipline from the management. While on other things the organization is far too strict, such as their tattoo and earing policy. The clients are sometimes very annoyed about their routine being messed up, or with how you are treating them, and as always kids won't stop running at the pool. "No running!" The facility sometimes suffers, it is also required for indoor pools, from overly moist warm air and chlorine fumes, which can irritate sensitive skin, eyes, and noses. Also, you may smell like chlorine all the time. I like the smell, but that's just me.
    A major con is that you can only work up to 30 hours and they are usually very strict on that. People that work seasonally may be able to get around that, but they may have revised the policies.

    Advice to Management

    In my opinion, the work ethic of most coworkers was not very high, as most are still in high school. That is fine until it results in absenteeism and breaking rules while guarding. Those issues were then not always corrected by proper discipline from the management. While on other things the organization is far too strict, such as their tattoo and earing policy. I would also say that the front desk should be more informed about how the hours and rules of the pool work, so that they can more properly inform guests. Also, Salvation Army Officers should not try to dictate how the pool should run, they don't have the knowledge about that area. They need to delegate it to people with experience who understand and want to stay inline with their values.


  5. "Warehouse"

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

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment. Excellent management.

    Cons

    Because its a non-profit, very Low Wages

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay means more productivity


  6. "Pleasant environment"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a pleasant clean location that solicits and support new ideas and participation. The pay rate is good for the field.

    Cons

    Break time is only 30 minutes.


  7. "It's A Calling"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Salvation Army full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free lunch or dinner (1 meal per day). People that value the opportunity to make a difference in other people's lives by what they do.

    Cons

    Frequent turnover, including the Administrator

    Advice to Management

    Keep priorities in place and value the resources you have, whether material or personnel.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lifeguard"

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

    I worked at Salvation Army part-time

    Pros

    Just a great company to work for in general

    Cons

    Werent to many things wrong, could have higher pay


  9. "Good place."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rewarding. Like the organization.

    Cons

    Low pay. Nothing else really.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more.


  10. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time

    Pros

    A great place for if you seek a balance between work and life.

    Cons

    I think people who want to excel and perform at an elite level may get bored quickly.


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