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At first I thought my job as a recruiter at The Salvation Army was a great job for me but really they have never had a recruiter so I am basically building this job up, I have to go out to job fairs even on Saturday I felt like I was doing good my boss did a 90 day evaluation basically saying I wasn’t performing as he wishes and I’m honestly not happy any more and don’t get paid enough.. I think it’s time for me to look around for new opportunities. Someone help?!
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- "the people are great and bend over backwards to help my family and i with whatever we may need" (in 274 reviews)
- "On top of all those great benefits they also allow you to help the public." (in 185 reviews)
- "The staff was great and empowering" (in 103 reviews)
- "Great coworkers and discounts on services" (in 82 reviews)
- "Good work environment" (in 51 reviews)
- "Pay is low but for me it wasn't about getting paid it was about helping others." (in 318 reviews)
- "POOR Management training" (in 168 reviews)
- "Salary was low for the work being done and didn't compensate for the hours worked outside of 'being on the clock'" (in 92 reviews)
- "The long hours and the head administration don't do anything to show their appreciation." (in 61 reviews)
- "This leads to a strange hierarchy of poor leadership by people who are at no risk of losing their titles or jobs." (in 54 reviews)
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- 1.0Apr 26, 2023Sales AssociateCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearHenderson, NV
the nice people you work with.
poverty pay. on your feet all day, people think your in a drug rehap if you work there. Some people are homless because the pay is so low but the work is hard.
- 1.0Mar 30, 2023Youth WorkerFormer Employee
get to help and guide primary and secondary children properly, get to explore and know more different resident cases and using different methods to teach and guide them in terms of study, discipline and daily routine
Poor and bad management team that only cares about themselves and waiting for their monthly pay. They have no knowledge or ability for their job position, always counting on ground staffs to provide ideas to solve problems but claim it as their own, especially the Assistant Managers. The Assistant Managers always slack and hiding in their offices, giving no support nor help, yet being harsh and pressure ground staffs that does their work. On the other hand, other lazy ground staffs that are always slacking by playing phone or hiding at some corner, the assistant managers either choose to ignore or praise them as good staffs that is doing well. The Manager himself is incapable of doing his job, unable to investigate and fail to be impartial when there are incidents involving his assistant managers. The Manager will always side with his assistant managers even when he knew the fault lies with the assistant manager and push all blames to the ground staffs with all sorts of warning given. The Manager also fail to articulate properly when he got exposed directly for lying and being bias and used his position to suppress the ground staffs together with his assistant manager and falsely accuses and give charges to the ground staff on things that did not happen as well.1
- 4.0Mar 21, 2022Care AssistantCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Great team, caring attitude, great training
Salary is woeful across the whole care sector not just Salvation Army but care staff need much higher pay rates for the work they do No work-life balance with hours structure
- 1.0Feb 5, 2020Floor CounsellorCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearToronto, ON
The only pro is the positive reaction you receive from the service users after you do a great job of supporting them.
The work is stressful and the pay is not enough to cover for monthly expenses in a city such as Toronto. Do not ask for a wage increase because they would give you 36 cents per year; this is a slap in your face for the great work you do but cant afford to buy food. Good luck trying to move up the ladder (98% of the time, you need to be White to move up as a Counsellor). The organization, management and HR are all racist but do not admit it2
- 4.0Feb 2, 2017Food Service ManagerCurrent EmployeeTulsa, OK
Rewarding. The kind of job that I love!
Low Pay I used to be salary but they changed my job to an hourly position. So now I am limited to how long I can work a day.
- 5.0Oct 20, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, less than 1 year
Positive management and co workers
Pay is low but for me it wasn't about getting paid it was about helping others.
- 5.0Apr 5, 2012LifeguardCurrent EmployeeSan Diego, CA
Fun atmosphere, easy going management, professional work environment. Also have the ability to get shift covered or time off. Great place to work for some extra cash.
Limited room for growth. Not too many positions of promotions. Upper-high level management works slowly and pay checks can be expected to be off or wrong on occasion.
- 2.0Dec 28, 2021Children's Case ManagerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearElmira, NY
Sometimes you can break through the mire and help others.
Since working here I've been surprised at the depth of toxicity in the leadership. Everything feels ineffective, petty, and shady. There was a lot promised in the interview that has come to be totally false. The pay is horrible and they'll try to make you feel bad for what they do give you. There's a high turnover rate for good reason.2
- 2.0Sep 6, 2022Program ManagerFormer Employee
Being able to make a difference in the lives of others.
Ridiculously low pay for employees and program funding while the people at the top of the company make hand over fist.
- 3.0Feb 5, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeePortland, OR
Helping others in a social services environment
The Pay isn't the best and sometimes are employees need just as much assistance as our customer.