British Red Cross Employee Reviews about "flexible working"

Updated 18 May 2020

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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

  2. "A great place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Fundraiser 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British Red Cross part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working Casual dress, Creative work, Flexible work, Friendly staff

    Cons

    Need to make more changes to the organisation


  3. "Casework coordinator"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Training and development opportunities and flexible working

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and low salaries

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    "Good purpose but expected too much from you"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Service Coordinator/Interim Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working. Gave you heaps of responsibility which is brilliant for a first or second job. Ability to learn new skills volunteering opportunities is amazing. I've done a lot of extra stuff purely from the volunteering, outside of my job. Brilliant training and procedures, my staff were kept safe and I knew what I was doing. My team were lovely and we worked hard.

    Cons

    Because the volunteering opportunities are great, you end up devoting your life to the Red Cross, no overtime pay. Pay is not enough. If you were only given the written responsibilities in the job description, it would be OK. Pay increases are terrible. I do believe that management that prioritises expansion is given preference over nurturing what they've currently got. I was left without a manager for 6 months because our town was forgotten about due to expansions for bigger contracts in cities.

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  5. "Awful experience"

    2.0
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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at British Red Cross

    Pros

    Work for a "big name charity". Looks good on the CV Flexible working

    Cons

    Bullying in the workplace Pay is VERY low Staff, especially management, look down on lower paid staff and interns Very little progression

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  6. "Great Place to work lots of interesting opportunities"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paisley, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Working in the centralised People and Learning Function in Paisley. Great benefits such as flexible working and lots of autonomy. Genuinely lovely people working in the organisation. Interesting work. Very diverse organisation.

    Cons

    Organisation going through transformation so always issues when change is implemented, but really good vision of what will be offered.

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    "coordinator"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    good amount of responsibility for staff wanting to develop great people and volunteers flexible working when part time

    Cons

    terrible, inconsiderate restructure a lot of power politics at play pressure to volunteer on top of the job pay does not reflect responsibility

  8. "Volunteering"

    4.0
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    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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