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The American Legion Reviews

Updated 5 January, 2019
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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. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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?!


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. "Canteen Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The American Legion full-time

    Pros

    Amazing veterans. Steady customers, great tips.

    Cons

    Dealing with the politics and drunk officers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep politics out of canteen.


  10. "Bartender"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The American Legion part-time

    Pros

    Work with lots of friendly people, a great community organization.

    Cons

    Our bar was not doing well so management was cutting hours