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Found 151 reviews

2.9
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39%
Recommend to a Friend
36%
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Michael Adamson
30 Ratings
Pros
  • "Nice Friendly Colleagues, easy to commute, good work life balance(in 6 reviews)

  • "Worked with some lovely well meaning people who want to make a difference to people's lives(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "They are after all a charity organisation(in 14 reviews)

  • "Support from senior management was weak at times(in 9 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Retail assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British Red Cross part-time

    Pros

    Get to work with others as a team along with getting to know the customers

    Cons

    Not always having enough volunteers on

    British Red Cross2019-03-19
  2. "sores operative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    brilliant people who do good work to help sick people

    Cons

    I have gained a degree in a field I want to move on to

    Advice to Management

    help people climb the corporate ladder always encourage staff to train and improve within the company

    British Red Cross2019-05-07
  3. "Volunteer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at British Red Cross part-time

      Pros

      Great staff, gives you customer service and retail experience

      Cons

      Often there's nothing to do, can be quite slow

      British Red Cross2019-05-01
    • "Doing good work"

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      Former Employee - Refugee Support 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at British Red Cross full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      You are genuinely helping people and you're working with incredibly smart, talented, kind people from various backgrounds.

      Cons

      Pay is terrible, and jobs can be very stressful.

      Advice to Management

      Pay better!

      British Red Cross2019-04-11
    • "Could Engage More"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at British Red Cross part-time

      Pros

      They do great research; be part of your community.

      Cons

      No overall structure, so possibility of poor management by middle managers.

      British Red Cross2019-04-21
    • "Friendly Staff but unorganised"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at British Red Cross full-time

      Pros

      Friendly staff and decent pay

      Cons

      unorganised training process and lack of connection with management

      British Red Cross2019-03-07
    • "Nice place to work"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at British Red Cross part-time

        Pros

        Nice atmosphere and manager. Always something to do

        Cons

        None I can think of

        British Red Cross2019-03-01
      • Helpful (1)

        "Dated organisation with massive lack of diversity"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at British Red Cross full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great international and local work. Lots of emergency fundraising appeals. Great volunteers in the services.

        Cons

        No opportunity for progression or development. No diversity within the organisation. Terrible management

        Advice to Management

        Better organisation and support for staff. Make efforts to improve diversity of staff, many rooms are full of only white faces, is unacceptable and not helpful in moving forward and updating the organisation.

        British Red Cross2019-03-08
      • "BRC"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at British Red Cross full-time

          Pros

          Great Values, principles and people

          Cons

          Corporate centre dominates the organisation

          Advice to Management

          Decentralise

          British Red Cross2019-02-13
        • Helpful (4)

          "Toxic management"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at British Red Cross full-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          Amazing team to work with. People who genuinely care about what they do.

          Cons

          Senior leadership team is incredibly dysfunctional. Toxic and bullying behaviour from certain members. A culture of fear in one directorate. It won't be long till a serious complaint is made. The technology is a farce and in any other organisation the director would have gone due to the multiple failings.

          Advice to Management

          Live the values and behaviours. All credibility is lost when you don't practice what you preach. Put people first and the rewards will be reaped as an organisation. Instead of instilling a blame culture.

          British Red Cross2019-02-13
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