Overall Reviews at American Red Cross
Administrative Assistant | Atlanta, GA | Oct 7, 2019
Worked as an Intern
Training was easy, extremely helpful in acquiring volunteer services for people that was interested in the Red Cross.
Had to learn different programs, and I enjoyed doing my job.
Data Entry, Phone Services (outbound calls).
Collection Manager | Winston-Salem, NC | Jan 18, 2020
Management consistently tried to provide support to all staff. The variable hours wa a huge challenge for families
I loved my job and working for a company that served our communities by providing the gift of life Employees face daily changes and that can be a challenge Communication and learning was a key part of your job role with American Red Cross. You walk away everyday knowing your purpose, the importance and how you support of the patient’s needs n
Educator | New York, NY | Oct 19, 2019
Great if you like helping people
Overall its great place. People truly care about helping people. The workers and really nice. Management really cares about you and the team. I would recommend if you want to help people out in the community.
Conswork Saturday and Sundays
Service Technician | Virginia | Jan 25, 2020
Great Mission, but it can cost you your personal life!
While the organization is funded largely by donations, disasters, and biomedical blood services it is constantly realigning priorities to do more with less money. Pay is fair, but raises are attainable. The organization relies heavily upon its volunteers to support the Service to Armed Forces mission and everyday operations. When a volunteer is not available the staff must complete the task; in addition, to the main responsibilities staff perform (volunteer recruiting, training, and management; community outreach, program evaluation and reporting, workshop coordination and logistics, donor development, etc.Staff travel is 3 of 5 days of the week travel for community or required staff meetings. Expect to work some late nights and 3 weekends a month to attend to client casework needs, active duty military or veteran events, or to support other departments.
Good opportunity for entry level candidates needing experience, and have no family obligations, or pets. If you enjoy helping individuals, families, supporting the military community, and are open to working with diverse populations this might be a good fit (experience with homelessness, elderly, veterans, mental and physical health challenges, migrants and refugees, youth and adults in transition between employment, retirement, and seeking educational objectives are crucial). Your connection to the community and ability to network and maintain community partnerships will help you succeed in this environment.
Health and Safety Instructor | Rushford, MN | Apr 13, 2020
Fun work days ensuring safety of swimmers
I highly enjoyed working with swimmers and teaching them to swim. It was a lot of fun seeing kids develop from non-swimmers to experts over the years.
ConsLong, hot days
Manager of Volunteer Services | Huntsville, AL | Jan 3, 2020
In all jobs there is a climate that is created from all entities. ARC is what your level of giving back is. If you want to be compensated by monetary it is not a huge money making opportunity(non-profit), but if you feel that helping others and the inner gratefulness to be a part of something bigger than yourself this is the job for you. The people that truly enjoy being a part of the ARC are volunteers and paid members that truly have a heart to give. I enjoyed the benefits of helping others.
Intern/Volunteer | Gulfport, MS | Apr 25, 2020
I chose the American Red Cross to complete my internship volunteer hours. I have learned so much from the staff and have felt appreciated by the work that I have been doing there. This company is a non profit organization. I now can saw I am experienced in Blood Services. The contacts or constituents have been so helpful with providing information about how a public health degree can benefit our society. I now have a complete understanding about the services available and the importance of volunteers at The American Red Cross.
Recruiting Assistant | Liverpool, NY | Feb 13, 2020
The best for me was being a part of a blood drive to see how much everyone works together to help save lives. Blood donations are a huge key. I loved being a part of a team and helping support my account managers in succeeding their numbers for goal on the blood drives.
Youth Leader | Denver, CO | Feb 2, 2020
Worse Volunteer Experience of my Life
I was volunteering more than 20 hours per week, yet my paid supervisor constantly demanded more. I was treated as a paid employee, not as an unpaid volunteer. I built up a successful core of youth volunteers. The excessive work load began worsening my health, so I tried scaling down. I had to resign.
Customer Service Representative | Charlotte, NC | Mar 22, 2019
Unhappy work place
I wouldn't recommend this department. Had to continue to call blood donors for platelet donations; even though they requested to be removed from the call list.
ProsPaid some of my bills
ConsPoor pay, dogmatic work environment