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British Red Cross Shop Manager Reviews

Updated 9 Mar 2020

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "The business of charity"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  2. Helpful (4)

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

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

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  3. "Volunteering"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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.

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  4. "11 great years working for Red Cross"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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,

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Hell on earth"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shop Manager 
    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

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