Red Cross
3.0 of 5 516 reviews
www.redcross.org Washington, DC 5000+ Employees

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Hearts are in the right place, but poorly managed.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Red Cross as a contractor for less than a year

ProsYou can really make a difference and everyone is very friendly. You'll find people who really care about making a difference in their community, and it's a good networking opportunity. You'll know your job makes a difference.

ConsThe Red Cross is bleeding money, and is attempting to fix the problem in all the wrong ways. They recently laid off all of their instructors so they could hire *some* of them back as part-time workers without benefits.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to your employees. Figure out new ways of money management that don't involve axing your primary money makers. Don't overload people and wonder why things aren't getting done. Focus on your industry-service!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It has seen better days

Supervisor (Former Employee)
Dedham, MA (US)

I worked at Red Cross full-time for more than 10 years


Pros: Company has been through its ups and downs throughout the years. Overall it was good to me and I received great training there when… Cons: Financial troubles have hit this organization big time with numerous layoffs over the past 2 years and more to come. The Dedham location is… Advice to Senior Management: Stop looking through rose colored glasses; listen to the people… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Red Cross full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Very mission focused. Steady Pay with Benefits. Good Resume Builder with in… Cons: Good Ole Boy Network at its Best! Incompetent Volunteers carry too much weight while hard working loyal paid staff have no voice. Overworked Paid Staff expected to… Advice to Senior Management: Listen more to its employees. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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