British Red Cross Reviews

Updated 18 May 2020

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3.2
50%
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British Red Cross Chief Executive Michael Adamson (no image)
Michael Adamson
46 Ratings
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  1. "Nice organisation to work at but difficult to grow"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Human Resources in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at British Red Cross full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, good purpose, flexible working conditions

    Cons

    Difficult to grow any sort of career there

    British Red Cross2020-05-18
  2. "Learnt so much"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Community Fundraiser in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at British Red Cross full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great organisation, learnt so much across all aspects of the organisation. Good insight into different income streams.

    Cons

    Quite London-centric if you work in another part of the country.

    British Red Cross2020-04-30
  3. "brc ambulance tech"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Ambulance Technician in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    An absolute dream to work for with so much respect.

    Cons

    People don't realise how much the brc do.

    British Red Cross2020-04-26
  4. "Great rewarding work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Research Officer in Newport, Newport, Wales
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at British Red Cross full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is an inclusive and rewarding environment.

    Cons

    Low pay and often longer hours than payed for.

    British Red Cross2020-03-30
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great employees poor employer"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at British Red Cross full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Committed, hard working, passionate workforce

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover rates, poor compensation, lack of strategic vision, lack of care for staff members, poor utilisation of resources, disconnected as an organisation

    British Red Cross2020-04-07
  6. "Great team"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Volunteer 

    I have been working at British Red Cross part-time

    Pros

    Learn new skills, gain confidence in self

    Cons

    Unpaid, heavy lifting can be annoying

    British Red Cross2020-03-17
  7. "Some departments good but wider organisation challenging"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at British Red Cross full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong fundraising department Positive mission and values

    Cons

    Little accountability at a senior level Badly managed and communicated change programme

    British Red Cross2020-03-20
  8. "amazing experience"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Red Cross part-time

    Pros

    gain experperince and meet a range of people

    Cons

    I haven;t yet come across any cons

    British Red Cross2020-03-02
  9. "Friendly community"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Volunteer in Wirral, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun workplace Friendly people

    Cons

    A lot of work to get done

    British Red Cross2020-02-26
  10. Helpful (1)

    "The business of charity"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Shop Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job satisfaction Varied and challenging, no two days are the same Meeting diverse groups of people

    Cons

    Lone working Poor staffing quotas Profit over people

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    British Red Cross2020-03-09
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