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American Red Cross
3.8 (176)
Industry: Social Assistance - HQ: Washington, DC
http://www.redcross.org

American Red Cross Reviews

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Average Rating
(based on 114 American Red Cross Review Ratings)
Company Culture 3.7
Growth Opportunities 3.1
People You Work With 4.2
Person You Work For 4.0
Rewards You Receive 3.6
Support You Get 3.8
Way You Work 4.0
Work Setting 3.9
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176 American Red Cross Company Reviews and Ratings

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Anonymous Employee
Posted last week in Laramie, WY

"After seeing the inner workings of this non-profit compared with the other 15 charities I have either worked or volunteered with, I won't be donating to them again."

Company Culture 1 Growth Opportunities 1 People You Work With 3
Work Setting 1 Rewards You Receive 1 Support You Get 1
Person You Work For 1 Way You Work 1

Company Rating Comparison

3.8
American Red Cross (176)

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3.4 Average of All Companies in this Industry (1,194)
Anonymous Employee
Posted last month in Cleveland, OH

"The American Red Cross is a non-profit organization attempting to run off a corporate structure. It isn't working very well to say the least. The workload is excessive as they do not have the money to hire adequate staff, yet there is a staggering lack of incentives for people to perform this stressful job. Management and upper management is compensated well, Lead tech's and especially tech II's who perform the bulk of the work are not. Cleveland for example pays lead technicians $15 hr."

Company Culture 1 Way You Work 1 Rewards You Receive 1
Growth Opportunities 1 Support You Get 1 People You Work With 3
Person You Work For 1 Work Setting 1

Average American Red Cross Ratings in the Past 5 Years

Year Salary
2010 $2
2011 $4
2012 $3
2013 $3
IT Project Manager
Posted 3 months ago in Philadelphia, PA

"I've been there since 1996 and have seen a lot of changes. alot of them not too good. being that the headquarters is in DC, they started to think like the government. When I started it was a good team/ family environment, but now its like most other large companies that have lost their focus."

Way You Work 5 People You Work With 4 Work Setting 3
Rewards You Receive 5 Support You Get 3 Company Culture 3
Person You Work For 4 Growth Opportunities 3

Common Words Used To Describe Working at American Red Cross

"great people"
3 Reviewers
"helping people"
7 Reviewers
"nonprofit organization"
3 Reviewers
Anonymous Employee
Posted 4 months ago in Washington, DC

"Great humanitarian organization that provides disaster relief to the entire country. Coworkers are great and the work environment is awesome. Since they are non-profit they can be a bit behind in technology but make up for it with their mission. Overall a great place to work."

People You Work With 5 Growth Opportunities 3 Way You Work 3
Company Culture 4 Person You Work For 5 Work Setting 4
Support You Get 3 Rewards You Receive 5
Collections Manager
Posted 5 months ago

"Horrible ! Do not care about employees. Wish the truth about their abusive workplace would come out. Meager pay. No raises. 70 hour work weeks . No regard for employee or their family. Constant demeaning behavior."

Person You Work For 1 Work Setting 1 Rewards You Receive 1
People You Work With 4 Support You Get 1 Company Culture 1
Growth Opportunities 1 Way You Work 1
Anonymous Employee
Posted 6 months ago in Roanoke, VA

"In thirteen years with American Red Cross, I experienced days of absolute bliss where everything was perfect, and days of absolute despair where it felt like nothing would ever go right again. In other words, it has much in common with most companies out there. I am happy to say that the days of bliss did outnumber the days of despair. I would open to returning to the American Red Cross in the future, but am also looking forward to exploring new opportunities for now."

Way You Work 3.3 Rewards You Receive 3.3 Growth Opportunities 3.3
Person You Work For 3.3 Company Culture 3.3 Support You Get 3.3
People You Work With 3.3 Work Setting 3.3
Quality Control Specialist
Posted 6 months ago in Saint Louis, MO

"Nice place to work. Great job for someone starting out and looking to gain experience."

Growth Opportunities 3.3 People You Work With 3.3 Company Culture 3.3
Work Setting 3.3 Support You Get 3.3 Rewards You Receive 3.3
Person You Work For 3.3 Way You Work 3.3
Health and Safety Instructor
Posted last year in Americus, GA

"Great people to work with. It was a great experience."

What do you like about working at American Red Cross?

"Knowing you are helping people. It is a very forward thinking company that isn't afraid to explore new ways to do things."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be willing to serve others and open to new ideas and constant change."

What don't you like about working at American Red Cross?

"Communication was slow when changes were taking place. We would often hear of a change to a process weeks after it was suppose to be implemented."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Plan changes well enough in advance to allow for the communication of those changes to preceed the change itself."

Company Culture 5 Growth Opportunities 5 Support You Get 4
Person You Work For 5 Work Setting 4 Rewards You Receive 5
People You Work With 4 Way You Work 4
Biomedical Technician
Posted last year in Dedham, MA

What do you like about working at American Red Cross?

"The feeling of working toward something that actually helps the global community."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Have a back-up job for when you are inevidably laid off."

What don't you like about working at American Red Cross?

"Bureaucratic nightmare; no room for innovation or creative problem solving within lower-level staff. Reaction time is low in response to problems because employees are always waiting for orders from the higher-ups instead of being table to take it upon themselves to do what they think is necessary. There have also been massive lay-offs recently, and cutbacks to health insurance coverage, cafeteria services, pensions, and employee perks like anniversary parties for people who have worked for the company 20, 25, or 30 years. They have also recently canceled the annual employee holiday party, because they thought it would look bad to spend that kind of money on a party after laying off so many people."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Train your employess adequately to do their jobs, then TRUST them to do their jobs. Lower-level employees often have practical suggestions on how to do things more cheaply or efficiently. Maybe if you listened to them instead of paying to bring in lean experts who have never done these functions before, the company could be more cost efficient without requiring all of the employee cutbacks."

Growth Opportunities 1 Support You Get 2 Company Culture 2
People You Work With 3 Rewards You Receive 1 Person You Work For 2
Work Setting 3 Way You Work 1
Division Manager
Posted last year in West Henrietta, NY

"I have learned excellent transferable skills"

What do you like about working at American Red Cross?

"Autonomy to make decisions which impacted lives of Donors and patients"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be energetic, honest and bring a love of people to the job!"

What don't you like about working at American Red Cross?

"I really dont have anything negative to say about the Red Cross. It follows it's mission statement!"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Trust your staff, dont micro manage. Let them learn and grow from your mentoring of them"

Work Setting 5 Growth Opportunities 5 Way You Work 5
Rewards You Receive 4 People You Work With 5 Company Culture 4
Support You Get 5 Person You Work For 5
Media Relations Volunteer
Posted last year in Cambridge, MA

"I enjoy working there."

What do you like about working at American Red Cross?

"I enjoy my position. Writing press releases and blog posts keeps me on my feet all day! My co-workers are all great workers and exceptionally friendly people."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Do not be nervous to interview. The American Red Cross is obviously a well-known company but do not let this make you weary! You'll enjoy going to work everyday."

What don't you like about working at American Red Cross?

"The Media Relations and Communications department is fairly new so room for growth, in my case, is limited."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I do not have any suggestions for management. I think they have an intelligent and positive staff."

Company Culture 5 Growth Opportunities 2 People You Work With 4
Work Setting 4 Way You Work 5 Support You Get 5
Rewards You Receive 5 Person You Work For 5
Trainer
Posted last year in Tampa, FL

What do you like about working at American Red Cross?

"The opportunity to teach the public basic first aid and CPR"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Show them you are passionate about safety, health and disaster preparedness"

What don't you like about working at American Red Cross?

"The pay is not as good as it could be."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Get involved in the selection of trainers who train the public"

Rewards You Receive 2 People You Work With 4 Support You Get 3
Growth Opportunities 1 Way You Work 4 Company Culture 2
Person You Work For 4 Work Setting 2
Volunteer
Posted last year in Los Angeles, CA

What do you like about working at American Red Cross?

"That I am able to teach others about what I know."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Wish them best of luck as well hope they are ."

What don't you like about working at American Red Cross?

"I like everything about it , if I did not like it I would not be doint it"

Growth Opportunities 5 Person You Work For 5 Rewards You Receive 5
Way You Work 5 Company Culture 5 People You Work With 5
Work Setting 5 Support You Get 5
Client Services Supervisor
Posted last year in Saint Louis, MO

"Great place to work, but poor upper management."

What do you like about working at American Red Cross?

"Loved the people, the work, and the large amount of vacation."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be positive and accept no raises, no pay increases you will not make much money here."

What don't you like about working at American Red Cross?

"Upper management was just retired on duty and did nothing but collect check. They had years and were just riding it out."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Retire. Your complacency and lack of leadership simply drags the company down."

Company Culture 1 Rewards You Receive 4 People You Work With 5
Support You Get 1 Way You Work 5 Person You Work For 1
Work Setting 3 Growth Opportunities 1
HR Assistant
Posted last year in Dallas, TX

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be polite and knowledgable in your field. I would make sure that you also dress appropriately for your interview."

What don't you like about working at American Red Cross?

"I don't like the fact that there is no room for advancement. I have worked here a total of 4 years and have not received a raise nor recognition for the work that I have put in."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I think they need a system that recognizes the work that an employee has put in and the contributions made by such employee that has helped the department as a whole."

Way You Work 5 Person You Work For 4 Work Setting 4
Support You Get 4 Company Culture 4 People You Work With 5
Rewards You Receive 2 Growth Opportunities 1
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