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The American Legion Reviews

Updated 20 September, 2018
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Pros
  • "good people,good enviorment , good oprtunitys" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Ability to help veterans in profound and directly ways" (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. "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


  2. "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?!

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "Bartender"

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    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

  8. "Bartender"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Sanford, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Bartender in Sanford, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people you met, the staff, the hourly wage plus tips.

    Cons

    No cons. Great job!! Best one ever

    Advice to Management

    The hours could be extended longer for more business. Best job ever


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stuck in the 70's"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Veteran friendly, great company mission

    Cons

    outdated leadership style and lack of direction

    Advice to Management

    update your strategy


  10. "Waitress"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good tips and nice customers

    Cons

    Long hours and long shifts


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