American Red Cross

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Hearts are in the right place, but poorly managed.

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Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

I have been working at American Red Cross as a contractor (less than a year)

Pros

You can really make a difference and everyone is very friendly. You'll find people who really care about making a difference in their community, and it's a good networking opportunity. You'll know your job makes a difference.

Cons

The Red Cross is bleeding money, and is attempting to fix the problem in all the wrong ways. They recently laid off all of their instructors so they could hire *some* of them back as part-time workers without benefits.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen more to your employees. Figure out new ways of money management that don't involve axing your primary money makers. Don't overload people and wonder why things aren't getting done. Focus on your industry-service!

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    Shelter Coordinator for Red Cross

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    Former Employee - Shelter Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Shelter Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at American Red Cross part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work in impoverished neighborhoods and help people secure temporary shelters after something happens to their homes

    Cons

    it's a high risk and low reward type of environment with bosses always hounding you for not doing work to their standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Fair

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very mission focused.

    Steady Pay with Benefits.

    Good Resume Builder with in the Human Services/ Non Profit Field.

    Never the same day.

    Cons

    Good Ole Boy Network at its Best!

    Incompetent Volunteers carry too much weight while hard working loyal paid staff have no voice.

    Overworked Paid Staff expected to do more than they can handle.

    Long Hours kills family life!

    Management in DC has no clue what the field deals with. Too many changes implemented with no feedback from the field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to its employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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