Salvation Army Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 29 Jun 2020

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Salvation Army Commissioners Clive and Marianne Adams (no image)
Clive and Marianne Adams
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  1. "Environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Aquatics Lifeguard in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Salvation Army part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment extremely understanding

    Cons

    pay is not great. upper management is not the best

  2. "Intense Starting Experience in Non-profit"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - AmeriCorps Member 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Salvation Army for more than a year

    Pros

    Freedom to operate as you see fit, alot of direct connection with clients and work with other agencies to establish policy

    Cons

    Demanding, upper management slow to respond to needs

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "DO NOT waste your time!"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Salvation Army full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My medical benefits are great.

    Cons

    The pay, lack of support from upper management, bullying, negativity, and always left in dark on decisions that effects your job with the organization. They can careless about your contribution and dedication to the organization unless your apart of there corp.

  4. "Great staff, meddling upper management"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Salvation Army full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working as a sales assistant at the SA has been a mostly pleasant experience for me. All the staff at our store are wonderful people and make working there a joy. The work itself is pretty easy and enjoyable if you don't mind repetition or having to entertain yourself on a slow winter's morning.

    Cons

    Staff protocol changes often so you have to regularly adjust your methods. This is mostly minor stuff but it can still be irritating to constantly change the way things are done to no observable benefit. Checks from upper management occur relatively often which feels unnecessary, and they are unwilling to accommodate if you have specific reference needs. While our store manager insured that the needs of myself and the other staff and volunteers are met, store managers themselves are overworked and underpaid, regularly working through lunch and beyond shop hours without being compensated for their time.

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  5. "Working At Salvation Army"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Salvation Army full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great organization that helps others. Great cause

    Cons

    Low wage, unorganized Upper management

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Run for the hills"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Salvation Army full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Knowing that you're helping those struggling in your community

    Cons

    - Upper management doesn't value or respect their employees - Entitlement runs rampant through the building - Low salaries - Poor benefits - Archaic and bizarre culture - No room for growth - No professional development - Lack of diversity

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  7. "Secretary II Position at Salvation Army."

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Secretary II in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They are family oriented. This is a nice place to work, it is pretty much laid back. However, they do require you to get the job done.

    Cons

    It can be a little hard to advance here. A lot of the employees are family members of the Salvationist and they get the upper management positions.

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  8. "It is a great cause"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Salvation Army full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You're helping people No nights and sundays off Great medical Generous vacation and sick time Pension plan Fast paced Always busy

    Cons

    The pay is greatly off base compared to retail. It is a nonprofit, but for how much is dependent on the stores, in order to get and retain quality people, you need to pay more. Administration does not care about moral or the people. Proper tools to productively get the job done are not supplied. No recognition for a job well done. Hardly knows anyones name below upper management.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Extremely dysfunctional place to work"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Salvation Army part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The overall mission. The ethics of the field workers, bell ringers, counselors, interns etc.

    Cons

    The mission of Salvation Army is great ... doing the most good. However, the behind the scenes work is disorganized with a culture of pointing fingers and blaming those on the bottom bbn of the totem pole. Upper management does not take the blame for their mistakes.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Rapid Re-housing DV Shelter"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Resident Victim Advocate 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Salvation Army part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Extremely fulfilling work. Great team work from fellow employees.

    Cons

    Poor management. No support from upper management. At times it felt like we were more just babysitters as we were restricted on what we could do to help clients. No real case management offered for the clients. No real leadership shown.

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