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British Red Cross Shop Manager Reviews

Updated 10 Sep 2017

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  1. "11 great years working for Red Cross"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shop Manager in Pembroke Dock, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Red Cross full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    blessed with great line managers, very fair to work for, lots of training opportunities, feel trusted and valued,

    Cons

    I have not any chance of promotion as a retail manager in 11 years, low pay within retail, the equivalent managers in Services earn a heck of a lot more, it could , if you let it, make you very dissatisfied,

    Advice to Management

    keep your eye on the grass roots,

    British Red Cross2014-06-05
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Difficult and very glad to be out of it !"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Shop Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at British Red Cross part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Met some lovely people - you want 20 words - at times felt that I was doing some good for others.

    Cons

    There is an inherent culture of bullying The Manager of the first shop I worked in was dishonest as was her assistant. When reported, Head Office were not interested in listening let alone acting. The Manager of the second shop spoke down to me on many occasions, ignored the internal theft of a volunteers belongings and expected me to close shop every day due to his family commitments. He had no regard for mine.

    Advice to Management

    Choose your managers more carefully and don't just concentrate on profits

    British Red Cross2017-09-10
  3. "Volunteering"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Shop Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British Red Cross full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great community feel and friendship between shop colleagues. Personally I had a wonderful manager - good relationship with volunteers and was quick to bring any issues to Head Office. Flexible working hours - in our shop, you arranged shifts with your manager and colleagues. Tea and biscuits and a good chat available all day! Good training leaflets for personal health and safety.

    Cons

    Volunteering is unpaid. Issues raised to Head Office are not always followed up quickly or solutions are not always followed through.

    Advice to Management

    Visit the individual shops and set appropriate weekly/monthly income targets taking into consideration the value of items donated, collaboration with brands, number of customers, time of year etc. Give better advice/training/regulations on how to deal with customers (i.e. personal safety, stealing, conmen etc.)

    British Red Cross2016-03-22
  4. "Hell on earth"

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    Current Employee - Shop Manager in
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British Red Cross part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pro is they do occasionally hire and offer paid work

    Cons

    Bad company to work for, one of the worst for pressure and the are supposed to be a charity not a high end business

    British Red Cross2012-10-18
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