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American Red Cross Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.0 623 reviews

63% Approve of the CEO

American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern

Gail McGovern

(291 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Many of the employees are good people who really want to make a difference (in 22 reviews)

  • It was also very good to know that I was helping to save lives every day just by going to work (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • I understand they are "non-profit" etc, but that's still not an excuse (in 27 reviews)

  • Too much upper management that sometimes does not know your job function which creates problems (in 26 reviews)

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    Case Review

    Case Reviewer (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC (US)

    ProsTies to the USA and saving lifes

    ConsPerks, values, training and office culture

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    American Red Cross Response

    Jul 11, 2014Talent Acquisition Program Associate

    We appreciate your review!

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    Great Mission

    Field Office Coordinator (Current Employee)

    ProsLoved the mission of the Service to the Armed Forces

    ConsPoor compensation of salary for demands of the job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I had a great experience learning from some very wonderful people who like to give back to their community.

    Disaster Specialist (Current Employee) Dallas, TX (US)

    Prosworking with wonderful people every day.

    Consbeing away form home for 3 week disaster service leave.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Experience

    Co Coorindator Human Resources Assistant (Former Employee) Cincinnati, OH (US)

    ProsEveryone was very helpful the job was a delight.

    ConsNot enough hours given to walk in volunteers due to others coming in for court appointed volunteer work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Red Cross is an amazing place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Portland, OR (US)

    ProsFlexible scheduling, upbeat people, feel-good company, great work-life balance, strong values and missions and overall a great experience

    Consa lot of changes occurring depending on where you live, its hard to know what jobs will be there and which ones won't

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work for.

    Intern (Former Employee)

    Pros- Strong team spirit
    - Great passionate people
    - Good training

    Cons- Long hours during disaster times

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease the benefit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wonderful Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO (US)

    ProsMaking a difference in peoples lives every day. The people are wonderful and work very hard.

    ConsA lot of turmoil going on as they make changes to the structure of ARC

    Advice to Senior ManagementTalk to employees as peers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great to work for a company with a mission.

    Quality Assurance Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is so gratifying working for a company that has a mission to help people. I work in the blood services sector, and while it is highly regulated, hearing the stories of the lives that have positively affected and changed as a result of receiving the blood products helps drive what I do. Salary is competitive and the health benefits are very good in comparison with some other companies.

    ConsDue to financial concerns the company is consistently downsizing, so there is a concern with job security right now.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more proactive to regulatory requirements & quality standards rather than reactive to FDA observations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Most Reliable Employer

    Support to the Directors (Former Employee) Providence, RI (US)

    ProsFlexible, chances for advancement, friendly, personable, thorough training, chances to train when trained, inhouse training. free training

    Consnone, none, none, none, none, none, none, none, none, none, none, none, none, none, none, none, none, none, none, none, none, none, none, none, none

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the professionalism

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to intern

    Development, Special Events (Former Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsAs an intern, the ARC gave me trust to work on several projects and prepared me with the needed skills at work, and I had free training for Adult/Pediatric First Aid, CPR, AED. I love the people and the team spirit. It's a great place to intern and work for if you are looking forward to an opportunity to work with community, and help people.

    ConsNo cons for me as an intern.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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