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American Red Cross Reviews

Updated Feb 27, 2020

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3.2
47%
Recommend to a Friend
60%
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American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern
Gail McGovern
1,184 Ratings
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  • "Volunteers can be territorial and unwelcoming of paid staff(in 122 reviews)

  • "Communication between upper management is not the best(in 119 reviews)

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  1. "Material Handling Manager"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Red Cross part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good for workers who are skilled labour’s

    Cons

    Management not open minded to change

    American Red Cross2020-02-24
  2. "Regional Philanthropy Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Good cause, good mission, great volunteers.

    Cons

    Poor management, no support from leadership or national.

    American Red Cross2019-01-22
  3. "Regional philanthropy officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Working with volunteers and coworkers

    Cons

    Leadership does not lead by example.

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    American Red Cross2018-06-03
  4. "Administrative Assitant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people, volunteers were amazing

    Cons

    Middle management can be a little "altruistic"

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    American Red Cross2013-11-27
  5. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Omaha, NE
    Recommends

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    In job training, 401K and great insurance

    Cons

    I guess long hours but is expected due to they tell you up front about the schedule

    American Red Cross2020-02-27
  6. "Nice place to work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 

    I have been working at American Red Cross full-time

    Pros

    Flexible,Collaborative Team,Uses Latest Technology stack,Cooperative Sr Management

    Cons

    Slow in hiring process/career development

    American Red Cross2020-02-25
  7. "Information Technology Officer"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Nairobi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Management and Proper Leadership

    Cons

    Insecurity, financial constraints and remote areas language barriers.

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    American Red Cross2020-02-19
  8. "This position you don't work for money"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Used to be a bout helping people in need.

    Cons

    Now its more of being a phone bank that has to check with people in a different state to save a life!

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    American Red Cross2020-02-14
  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Red Cross full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The mission is compelling and allows you to impact many lives.

    Cons

    As with all non-profits, salary and benefits are not equivalent to private sector.

    American Red Cross2020-02-13
  10. "Good place to volunteer"

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    Current Employee - Office Support Volunteer in New Bern, NC
    Recommends

    I have been working at American Red Cross part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Help people through support of disaster recovery and blood donations

    Cons

    Office tasks can be a bit repetative

    American Red Cross2020-02-12

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