The Salvation Army Employee Reviews about "salvation army"

Updated Nov 28, 2021

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  • "Pay is low but for me it wasn't about getting paid it was about helping others.(in 265 reviews)
  • "poor management and unorganized(in 140 reviews)
  • "Salary was low for the work being done and didn't compensate for the hours worked outside of 'being on the clock'(in 72 reviews)
  • "The long hours and the head administration don't do anything to show their appreciation.(in 49 reviews)
  • "Sometimes store managers don't remember you name(in 42 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Good People

    Nov 2, 2021 - Executive Program Assistant in Chicago, IL
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    Pros

    In my experience, the Salvation Army values their employees and treats them with respect. This job provides for good work/life balance and they really care about people.

    Cons

    There isn't a lot of room for career advancement here because it is a church and the leadership positions are mostly held by Officers (pastors) of the Salvation Army.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Can be great or not so great

    Oct 13, 2021 - External Communications Manager in Washington, DC
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    Pros

    The environment can be very warm and welcoming.

    Cons

    Pay is inconsistent and often lower than comparable positions in other nonprofits. The Salvation Army is a great organization in many respects, but unfortunately, keeps salaries low to demonstrate accountability to donors that likely wouldn't know the difference between 82 cents or 72 cents of each dollar going back into the community. Because of the desire to promote nonprofit efficiency—(money going back into the donor's community—often under the pretense of Christian values, salary discussions are generally a non-starter. In the worst cases, employees are made to feel guilty for asking about salary, much less asking for more salary. This is part of the bigger problem of working for nonprofits in America, and it causes constant workforce turnover at The Salvation Army. Jobs become stepping stones at best because when an employee needs a higher salary or is prepared to ascend another rung on the industry ladder, they find little-to-no internal support, and then they look elsewhere.

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  3. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    No Room for Growth

    Nov 22, 2021 - Senior Policy Analyst in Alexandria, VA
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    Pros

    Organization does a lot of really good work and the non-officer employees are good peoples.

    Cons

    There's no room for growth or promotion internally unless you are: 1) A Salvationist 2) Related to a Salvationist 3) VERY Christian (if not a Salvationist) This is an organization whose mission is to "meet human need without discrimination," which is a standard they only hold themselves to externally (which is good!). Internally they couldn't care less about that, especially when it comes to promotions and hiring born out of nepotism or religious affiliation. The organization as a whole doesn't value its employees. This is due in part to the officer system that has them moving around to new positions, they typically are unqualified for, every few years and them wanting to "leave their mark." Unfortunately for the non-officer employees, the mark they leave is almost always one of harm. If you come to The Salvation Army looking for career growth potential, it is not there. Raises are nearly impossible to come by no matter how much work you put in, and the same goes for internal promotions. Officers stand above the employees and leadership has their own priorities, which rarely match up with creating a positive work atmosphere. ---- As a pandemic aside, this is also an organization that rushed employees back to the office, took away tele-commute days that were approved prior to the pandemic, and did not ask about vaccines.

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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Unprofessional is an understatement

    Nov 28, 2021 - Ecommerce Associate in Wilkes-Barre, PA
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    Pros

    Above average pay M-F work schedule Very laid back and easy job if trained properly

    Cons

    Management had no ecommerce experience whatsoever. Management showed up late/didn't show up to work at all Management fell asleep at her desk on several occasions. HR was absolutely no help in the blatant discrimination my manager displayed to me and several other employees. Extremely unprofessional management who would curse and was beyond rude to employees and customers. Never experienced any work environment like that at the E-commerce department at Salvation Army.

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  5. 3.0