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British Red Cross Reviews

Updated 2 August 2018
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Pros
  • "Nice Friendly Colleagues, easy to commute, good work life balance" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours - in our shop, you arranged shifts with your manager and colleagues" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Support from senior management was weak at times" (in 7 reviews)

  • "It's in spreading the management, experience and decision making outside UKO" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at British Red Cross part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    amazing culture, lots of services, friendly staff, learning culture

    Cons

    salary is not the best one


  2. "Recruitment and Selection Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British Red Cross full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interestring work, nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Low salary and not very efficient processes.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Service Delivery Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at British Red Cross full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large humanitarian organisation that cares about the service users

    Cons

    Fails to support staff, large overheads which makes it noncompetitive in the markets it is looking for contacted work


  4. "Positive place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of room for growth and a great place to gain experience

    Cons

    Slow to innovate, set in their ways.

    Advice to Management

    Trust junior staff to make decisions


  5. "Volunteer Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at British Red Cross full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Our volunteers are amazing.
    Its great to help people in the local community which gives great job satisfaction.

    Cons

    Long hours and poor recognition


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Red Cross full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good staff around you, always willing to help when they can.

    Cons

    Senior management fail to listen and support staff
    Poor communication
    No respect for staff at the lower end of the scale.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. They are trying to protect you & the organisation; they’re your eyes and ears don’t abuse them!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good for 6 years then forced out Intimated . Pressured ."

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    Former Employee - Van Driver in Ipswich, England
    Former Employee - Van Driver in Ipswich, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at British Red Cross full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great value
    Most managers are fantastic .

    Cons

    Poor management . Lower management not thanked just pushed to there limits
    No thanks to the volunteers at all
    Wastefulness of donations

    Advice to Management

    Ask the workers what they think
    And listen , and stop the bullies

  8. "Casework coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Training and development opportunities and flexible working

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and low salaries

    Advice to Management

    Ensure salaries reflect responsibility


  9. "Great opportunity to get job experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Assistant in Dundee, Scotland
    Current Employee - Store Assistant in Dundee, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at British Red Cross (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Extreme flexibility in terms of how many shifts you want to do and when you want to do it

    Cons

    no cons, well, except you don't get paid what you end up with something to add on the work experience section on your CV

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Support Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Red Cross (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    GreatWork Culture and Flexibility

    Cons

    Lots of policies and roles to flow,,, less flexibility when it comes to work style


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