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Working at American Red Cross in Portland, OR: 3 Employee Job Reviews by Real Employee working in Portland, OR Area

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On average, employees in Portland, OR at American Red Cross give their company a 2.5 rating out of 5.0 based on 3, whereas overall Average Rating of American Red Cross is 3.9 out of 5.0 based on 346 American Red Cross Review Ratings. The happiest American Red Cross employees in Portland, OR are Team Supervisors submitting an average rating of 3.0 and Staff Nurses with a rating of 2.4.

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"The American Red Cross was a great place to learn and grow."
Posted 14 years ago in Atlanta, GA

Working at American Red Cross in Portland, OR: 3 Employee Reviews

Team Supervisor

"I have worked with for the American Red Cross since 2019. It is an organization that is very passionate about helping those in need. I have truly enjoyed my time growing there professionally and personally."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Staff Nurse

What do you like about working at American Red Cross?

"Being part of the life saving mission. Relative ease of actual work. People generally easy to get along with (coworkers and managers)."

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

"I am not sure how I got my job--I guess by being qualified and professional. When I asked for an important day off, I was told by my hiring supervisor that he had tried to convince the other supervisor not to hire me, so that didn't make me feel too good. He's gone now, but that attitude of, we never wanted you stuck with me. Well, why did you hire me? Why did you keep me on? Another important tip is that there is no patient care experience at this job, so new nurses need to avoid this place--it makes you relatively unhireable... something they neglect to address during the hiring process. If, however, you want to be lazy and not have to do a ton of work, and are an older nurse just getting back into the field, and you don't mind getting paid substantially less, with fewer benefits, than at most other healthcare jobs, then this might be the perfect fit!"

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

"Supervisors are encouraged at all levels to micromanage activities of the staff. Depending on your relationship with some of the supervisors, they can be flexible or inflexible with requests. There doesn't seem to be a lot of management training given to new supervisors, and they have a because-I-said-so type attitude, rather than a let's-find-a-solution attitude."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Return to a health care oriented focus rather than a manufacturing focus."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5

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American Red Cross (346)

4.7 Highest Rated in this Industry is NFP (10)
1.9 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Kids II (6)
3.5 Average of All Companies in this Industry (1,817)
Lab Technician

"An environment of hostility and discontent."

Person You Work For 2.5 / 5 People You Work With 3.5 / 5 Work Setting 1.5 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.5 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1.4 / 5

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