British Red Cross Reviews

Updated Oct 17, 2021

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3.7
66%
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British Red Cross Chief Executive Michael Adamson (no image)
Michael Adamson
92 Ratings
Pros
  • "Impactful and good Work life balance(in 10 reviews)

  • "Working with great people to help others, possibilities for going up the career ladder(in 10 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Not always having enough volunteers on(in 26 reviews)

  • "considering its a charity it might not be the best career path for money driven people(in 18 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Empathetic

      Jul 15, 2021 - Business Manager in Lincoln, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent benefit structure - death in service, pension, cycle to work, season ticket loans, 38 days holidays and chance to buy an extra week, and more.

      Cons

      Good people move on because the salary isn’t great

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Very nice place to work

      Oct 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working is encouraged and easy, holidays are very good.

      Cons

      There were no downsides to my job

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Wonderful organisation with great values and principles.Poor salaries

      Oct 5, 2021 - Service Coordinator in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great training- learning and development opportunities

      Cons

      Poor salaries across the board unless you’re in senior management or executive.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Working at the British Red Cross

      Sep 28, 2021 - Support Worker 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent company with high values

      Cons

      Short term contract and low pay

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Review

      Sep 22, 2021 - Retail Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Meet new people everyday. Manager and volunteers are really friendly.

      Cons

      Cant think of any cons other than hard work

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great organisation with a lot of career growth opportunities

      Sep 15, 2021 - Senior Resourcing Consultant in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Career and development opportunities Flexible work/life balance Amazing Culture

      Cons

      Don't have any negative comments/cons

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      A caring organisation

      Sep 4, 2021 - Service Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I felt really proud working for the Red Cross. It's an interesting organisation with a wide variety of departments and projects. There are plenty of opportunities to mix with people from other departments and get involved in other things. Training is good particularly the First Aid training

      Cons

      The internal IT systems are laborious. Management are spread across too many projects and cannot always provide the support required

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great cause

      Sep 16, 2021 - Professional Fundraiser 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Core service is inspiring, flexible working

      Cons

      Not enough support on the ground from head office

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      driven and dedicated colleagues

      Aug 27, 2021 - Fundraising 
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      Pros

      Great work environment with friendly, committed colleagues. Many training opportunities, purposeful work.

      Cons

      Sometimes, processes can be heavy.

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Disappointing

      Sep 6, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England, England
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      Pros

      There are some great people working together for a great cause. The difference they make in many people's lives is priceless.

      Cons

      Weak and inefficient management, constant and pointless restructures. The key principles and values often get ignored.

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