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Salvation Army Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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  • Amazing at helping people get their lives together (in 66 reviews)

  • Helping others that need the help (in 56 reviews)

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  1. "Secretary/Receptionist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Secretary/Receptionist in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Secretary/Receptionist in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Salvation Army (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Faith based non-profit organization. Monday through Friday work schedule. Good staff to work with. No long hours working here.

    Cons

    No full-time hours available so no health benefits, vision benefits, or dental benifits. No full-time hours and very small hourly wage make it hard to support a family.

    Advice to Management

    When someone is good at their job and an asset to the company, they should be treated with respect and given the opportunity to move into other positions. Health benefits should be available to part-time employees.


  2. "Bell Ringer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clermont, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clermont, FL

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

    Pros

    Meeting so many different people! Collecting donations for the needy!

    Cons

    Standing in the hot sun. rain and/or cold!


  3. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Cashier in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and working with other employees

    Cons

    Lower payment and sometimes the customers.

    Advice to Management

    Be kind


  4. "Wonderful place!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Vancouver, WA

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

    Pros

    You get to help others, family friendly, learning opportunity

    Cons

    Staffed mostly by volunteers in the front office.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fun Counseling Job, Low Pay, Great Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Waukesha, WI

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

    Pros

    This was a great place to work! Everyone I worked with and for were so nice and we all became really close by the end of both summers (I worked here for two summers). The kids were fantastic and I learned so much about myself and about the world.

    Cons

    The pay was really low and it was hard for me to do this job as a college student who was trying to make money over the summer to pay for college expenses.


  6. "Bizarre Management in a Religious Facility"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - House Monitor in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - House Monitor in Wilmington, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good work with people who need assistance. Clean facility. Shelter was well organized, Food was decent.

    Cons

    There was a lot of tension in shelter because of dorm living. Problems were unresolved overnight until morning day shift when management was available. Pay was abysmal considering the nature of the care. There was a need for counseling more than babysitting.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, get more staff, and enter the 21st Century. Gay, transgender, adults and young people are among the homeless. People who have lived together as a married couple should be respected as such.


  7. "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Services in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Social Services in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, very rewarding, work. Company is very supportive.

    Cons

    We are required to work some holidays


  8. "After School Teacher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - After School Teacher in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - After School Teacher in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The children can be a bit difficult at times.

    Cons

    Everything. The pay was great. Co-workers are great. The experience is great and very rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lifeguard at Kroc center underpaid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job can be fun at times.
    You get discounted membership.

    Cons

    The pay is extremely low. Raises are anually a set amount. You do not advance quickly. They pay other areas who are not responsible for saving lives more like Kroc stars. Lifeguards are making sometimes $2.00 an hour less. You have to find coverage to take time off. You cannot just take a day. Many employees are doing drugs and management advances based on friendship. They do not drug test anyone ever. If they did half the staff would fail.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should be more caring.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Salvation Army"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Augusta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Augusta, GA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The mission and the people are the big advantages to working here.

    Cons

    Officers can be hit or miss. There is a tendency to "circle the wagons" when an officer does something wrong instead of admitting the error and fixing the problem.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your long-term employees and appreciate their contribution. Officers come and go, its the career employees and those who believe in the mission who will really keep the command running.


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