American Red Cross Reviews

Updated 12 May 2021

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3.5
57%
Recommend to a Friend
70%
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American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern
Gail McGovern
1,346 Ratings
Pros
  • "A very rewarding career watching donors give their time to help others in need(in 142 reviews)

  • "Used to be a bout helping people in need(in 138 reviews)

Cons
  • "Rely on volunteers for much of the work(in 131 reviews)

  • "Long hours during disaster responses(in 127 reviews)

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  1. "Work review"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Housing Assistant in Brixton, South West England, England, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place clean hard working fun prospects

    Cons

    Long days not enough food at lunch more female staff

  2. "provide better experience with lots of knowledge"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Wembley, England, England
    Recommends

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    salary increaments yearly , bonus every year ,

    Cons

    change department every month , low staff in wide work


  3. "Amazing"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Really changing the world for the best

    Cons

    hard work not for everyone

  4. "Good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Plymouth, England, England

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Gain experience and communication skills

    Cons

    no cons !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to you

  5. "Health and Wellness Tech"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at American Red Cross part-time

    Pros

    Good hours and company to work for.

    Cons

    N/A for employers or employees

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  6. "Friendly, open and understanding staff at all levels"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Street Fundraiser in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some of the most inspiring people to ever work with, who support you all the way and create an amazing team atmosphere.

    Cons

    The umbrellas used in fundraising are very flimsy.

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  7. "Please ask for the highest salary you can."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Serves the needy in society.

    Cons

    Please ask for the highest salary you can when offered, because HR has no qualms unblinkingly lowballing qualified candidates. It doesn't get better after. Do not expect HR to be your friend, they're just there to maintain the status quo. Individuals who have contributed years can be given more responsibility and a glorified field title without being promoted or otherwise remunerated for their new leadership responsibilities. Getting promoted is a very opaque and elusive process, seems strongly correlated with whether your boss is chummy with the top guy. In closing: -If you need an inspiring leader or someone who leads by example, please think twice. -If you need a clear and good career progression, please think twice. -If you think that decisions from the top should be data driven, evidence based or rooted in research, please think thrice. -If you feel that voicing disagreement and dissent can lead to positive outcomes, please think thrice.

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  8. "Mission driven"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Mission. Passion. Great co workers. Cross department cooperation.

    Cons

    Very cost driven and doing more with less

  9. "Decent Experience For premeds"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It was a good experience

    Cons

    THere was nothing to complain about

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Unbelievable"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If helping people is what you love doing, this definitely is a seemingly good company for it

    Cons

    From the outside, it's a great cause, from the inside though, they treat you like you're disposable. No respect, the pay is horrible, you're better off towel drying cars at a car wash. Pays more.

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