The Salvation Army FAQ

Have questions about working at The Salvation Army? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at The Salvation Army.

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57 English questions out of 57

May 13, 2019

Why do The Salvation Army employees quit?

Pros

They help those in need. They help employees as much and as far as they can from extreme discounts to free for home furniture, appliances, clothing, food etc. Very homely and family environment. Open door policy makes it easy, as does the overall atmosphere, to speak with whomever you need regarding any situation. Always understanding when life situations arise.

Cons

Not much room for advancement unless someone quits or gets terminated. Some management is in need of proper training when having to deal with customer and employee problems.

Advice to Management

Some managers have no actual management training when it comes to critical thinking in an adverse situation or preventing a bad incident from occurring.

Not much room for advancement unless someone quits or gets terminated.

May 13, 2019

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May 16, 2021

How are promotions handled at The Salvation Army?

Pros

Impactful work that genuinely benefits a lot of underserved communities

Cons

No real career path or room for upward mobility

Advice to Management

Trust your staff more and provide real incentives for all the extra mile work required.

No real career path or room for upward mobility

May 16, 2021

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March 5, 2021

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at The Salvation Army?

Pros

The best part was the opportunity to work with the homeless women and transgender clients at the shelter

Cons

The limitations and assumptions of partner organizations and the limited scope of required interactions, including the lack of training for inexperienced staff.

The limitations and assumptions of partner organizations and the limited scope of required interactions, including the lack of training for inexperienced staff.

March 5, 2021

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May 20, 2021

What is the feeling of job security at The Salvation Army?

Pros

Organizational employees DHQ events, doing the most good, benefits

Cons

Turnover and lay offs are continuous, no stability, job jumping, back stabbing

Advice to Management

The employees of a Christian organization should behave that way. Don’t allow inner fighting and bullying. HR has too much autonomy.

Turnover and lay offs are continuous, no stability, job jumping, back stabbing

May 20, 2021

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January 9, 2021

Are transfers to other offices possible with The Salvation Army?

Pros

Understanding bosses who are willing to show you the ropes as well

Cons

No opportunity to move to paid casual roles despite having experience

No opportunity to move to paid casual roles despite having experience

January 9, 2021

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