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The American Legion Reviews

Updated 14 March, 2019
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James E. Koutz
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Pros
  • "good people,good enviorment , good oprtunitys" (in 3 reviews)

  • "I have DAILY interactions with our Veterans, involved in outreach programs FOR our Veterans, community" (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • "HQ office considering the nonprofit environment and cost-of-living / Lack of morale due to non-21st century HR policies" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Mixed Emotions"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Camarillo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Bartender in Camarillo, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The American Legion full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Doing good for the community. Being apart of doing things for the greater good and helping Veterans and families that are in need.

    Cons

    The people in charge should be looked at more carefully. They're egos have become inflated and they think they are the holier then though and make decisions on their own without bringing it to the E Board. They treat they're employees without regard, unfairly set unrealistic "employment" expectations eithout compensation, which we have been classified as Volunteers gor tax purposes and as a way to get out of having to pay into workers comp. Paid leave, insurances etc. Something needs to be done to stop Non Profits from getting away with this unjust mistreatment

    Advice to Management

    Read the Labor Laws


  2. "Well-meaning non-profit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN (US)

    I have been working at The American Legion (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Above average employee benefits
    Independence and flexibility in some positions
    Purpose-driven organization

    Cons

    Slow to change
    Not savvy with use of technology

  3. "fun people and schedule times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The American Legion part-time

    Pros

    great atmosphere with fun workers and clients

    Cons

    gets loud sometimes when busy


  4. "Bartender"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wonderful customers, always had a great time

    Cons

    smoking bar, went through a ton of laundry


  5. "Service Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The American Legion full-time

    Pros

    You get to do something that makes a difference

    Cons

    The pay isn’t great because it is a nonprofit


  6. "I am a Post Office Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The American Legion full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I didn't serve in the military but at almost 50 I now get to serve those that did!!!

    I have DAILY interactions with our Veterans, involved in outreach programs FOR our Veterans, community outreach WITH our Veterans (most are still serving their country & communities), I make sure the operations are up to par with our government entities that sanction The American Legion & I get to enjoy Saturday nights eating, listening & dancing to live entertainment with our Veterans. Never had a job where I felt so valuable & appreciated as I do here!!!!!!!

    Cons

    Yes, there is a lot of politics involved but it is sanctioned by Congress so what do you expect?!


  7. "The job was great, but the environment that came along with working in a club was not what I wanted in a job."

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    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Mercersburg, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Mercersburg, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The American Legion part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay. $8 an hour plus tips is super good

    Cons

    Drama, favoritism, dealing with drunk people, constant feud between cooks, bartenders, and waitresses.

    Advice to Management

    If everyone would work as a team it would be great.

  8. "Cook"

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    Former Employee - Cook in Avon, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Cook in Avon, OH (US)

    I worked at The American Legion part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing group of people to make food for.

    Cons

    A little disorganized with management changing.


  9. "Assistant Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The American Legion full-time

    Pros

    Great Location for lunch and metro

    Cons

    low pay compared to industry


  10. "Bartender / server"

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Frederick, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Frederick, MD (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The American Legion full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The customers were amazing vets who truly cared about the business and its employees. One of my favorite jobs ever

    Cons

    No one manager several people running the business so as a employee you had to go to several different people to find a solution to a problem