1. "Rewarding & fun"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Red Cross full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Its a very well recognized organization world wide, I have worked for different National Societies and the best part is that every country works differently because is always led by the needs of the people. Set aside its flexibility, its great because it is supported by a great network of human and material resources, and all that comes from the good will of people! 90% or our job is done by volunteers, so its amazing to be the conductor of so much energy, knowledge & humanity

    Cons

    Its so big... sometimes the right hand does not know what the left one is doing! There is a very complicated structure so its hard to know who to go to if you have a question or is easy "to re-invent the wheel" unnecessarily. People in high positions do not normally have operational experience & make decisions that are unpractical to apply in the field

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  1. "Really good training"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends

    I worked at British Red Cross part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good office, Really good work-life balance

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of

  2. "Intern at London Head Office"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at British Red Cross

    Pros

    Staff at the London head office are all extremely friendly and supporting. There was never a time that I didn't feel welcome by any member of staff. I was able to take on different tasks covering many different areas including administration, data organisation etc, even handling critical information such as DBS checks. British red cross has a lovely culture, and the things they do for the world are wonderful.

    Cons

    As a young intern, don't expect to be paid much or even anything at all. They are after all a charity organisation!

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