American Red Cross

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Hearts are in the right place, but poorly managed.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at American Red Cross as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

You can really make a difference and everyone is very friendly. You'll find people who really care about making a difference in their community, and it's a good networking opportunity. You'll know your job makes a difference.

Cons

The Red Cross is bleeding money, and is attempting to fix the problem in all the wrong ways. They recently laid off all of their instructors so they could hire *some* of them back as part-time workers without benefits.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen more to your employees. Figure out new ways of money management that don't involve axing your primary money makers. Don't overload people and wonder why things aren't getting done. Focus on your industry-service!

Recommends
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    Employees treated very poorly

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    Current Employee - Collections Technician III in Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Collections Technician III in Saint Paul, MN (US)

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collecting blood from donors is fun and fast paced. The work you do for ARC Biomedical, is very important and you can take pride in your work helping people.

    Cons

    Pay, employee policies, management treats you as a worthless commodity. There is no work/life balance. Schedule is erratic, being scheduled late into the evening and then early the next morning. Employee turnover is high, many employees hired simply to be a body to fit scheduling purposes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employee moral is at rock bottom lows.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Fair

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very mission focused.

    Steady Pay with Benefits.

    Good Resume Builder with in the Human Services/ Non Profit Field.

    Never the same day.

    Cons

    Good Ole Boy Network at its Best!

    Incompetent Volunteers carry too much weight while hard working loyal paid staff have no voice.

    Overworked Paid Staff expected to do more than they can handle.

    Long Hours kills family life!

    Management in DC has no clue what the field deals with. Too many changes implemented with no feedback from the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to its employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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