British Red Cross Support Worker Reviews

Updated 28 May 2020

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British Red Cross Chief Executive Michael Adamson (no image)
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  1. "British Red Cross Volunteering"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Refugee Support Case Worker in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at British Red Cross for less than a year

    Pros

    very friendly environment. they have a rigorous training programme which equips with information necessary to do your role.

    Cons

    Really bad communication, took a very long time to respond to me after they have double booked my training slot.

  2. Helpful (3)

    "Desperately poor management, bullying culture"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Worker in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good annual leave, free tea and coffee.

    Cons

    Everything else. Highly bureaucratic, wasteful with money, bullying culture.

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great on paper, less in practice"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Worker in Swansea, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dealing with people in crisis and making a difference in people's lives.

    Cons

    The local management seem to think that they are running a business in the corporate sector as they power their way to getting funding and contracts from the local authority and health boards. The reality is that they treat the staff like numbers, not the dedicated staff that they are. When the staff struggle with the workload they than instigate performance management - I would have expected better from a charity that dedicates itself to 'care in crisis'

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