Trainer (Former Employee), Ashburn VA – February 11, 2013
Pros: work/life balance
Cons: i used my own computer to achieve our goals.
Our team members worked in different parts of the country. The majority of the time I worked from home. > Great Co-workers - very dedicated > Direct Management was excellent > Most difficult part of the job was training through Webex. I am used to training in person, so this was a challenge for me - to train without ever seeing a student. > I learned – more... to be effective even teaching remotely > The most enjoyable was the flexible schedule. > A typical day was following up with student questions, Planning and delivering the training sessions; 2 a day on average. – less
Great company and benefits, wonderful work environment.
Collections Specialist (Former Employee), Omaha, NE – April 17, 2014
Pros: wonderful company to work for
Cons: the schedule takes time to get used to
I loved going out on blood drives, meeting new people and using my knowledge on a daily basis. The company is great to work for, with wonderful benefits. I loved working with the supervisors and fellow co-workers. I learned a great deal about different aspects of Phlebotomy and patient care. The hardest part was adjusting to the schedule at first but – more... once I got the hang of it I loved it. – less
TELECOM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT MANAGER (Current Employee), Washington, DC – April 16, 2014
Pros: greate people and have the ability to telework
Cons: limited funds so we're always short staffed
The American Red Cross has great people to work with and are dedicated to helping people on a daily basis. Out of every company that i've worked for, i am happy that i'm part of what the Red Cross does for people.
Frequent changing in the procedures, many bosses, paper works and details orientation, variable hours,places and co-workers. no any coherence between management I liked it though except the hours make me have no life or plane to do any thing.
Apheresis Recruiter/Receptionist (Former Employee), Murfreesboro, TN – April 9, 2014
Pros: the insurance benefits
Cons: short lunch breaks and micro management
A typical day at the American Red Cross always started out on a good note. I worked with great co-workers and donors daily. I learned that everyone and every situation needs to be treated in a very special way depending on each individual. The hardest part of the job was after meeting all my goals that were set and trying to surpass those goal, which – more... I did, then being told that was not enough by management. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to be a part of something that helped people who would otherwise continue to get sick or even die without the products I recruited every day from donors who were more than happy to come in and donate. – less
Volunteer (Former Employee), Greensboro, NC – April 8, 2014
Pros: meeting new people and helping when needed
Cons: seeing patients that were really sick
As a breast cancer survivor, I was happy to give back to the community. It was very confusing to me when I was first diagnosed. To be able to direct newly diagnosed patients to the resources they needed gave me great pleasure. A typical day was answering phone calls and answering questions or just listening when patients wanted to talk. The hardest – more... part was knowing that some of the will have a harder time with their diagnosis than I did. – less
Deputy Director Planning & Readiness (Current Employee), New Orleans, LA – April 6, 2014
Pros: mission oriented work is very fulfilling.
Cons: sometimes long hours and changing priorities make work/life balance challenging to achieve.
If you are passionate about the mission of the American Red Cross, interested in working with volunteers and colleagues in a fast-paced environment this may be a great location for you!
Work varies greatly from one day to the next, providing opportunities for a wide array of experiences. Make the most of this high demand environment as it will afford – more... for experience and exposure unlike any other. – less
Event Organizer (Former Employee), Covina, CA – April 5, 2014
Pros: i got free lunch that day and got to help many people.
It was a one day experience but it consist of leading people to the correct location, signing them in, advertising, and informing people. i learned about the whole giving blood process. The management was great they knew how to handle themselves and others and the entire process. the people i worked with that day were amazing and professional. I cant – more... think of a part of that job that was hard for me. the best part was informing people of types of blood and the blood giving process. – less
INSTRUCTOR (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CA – April 5, 2014
American Red Cross was an excellent experience for me due to the fact that after being a Medical Assistant, I worked as Phlebotomist doing blood collections, it was such a great experience and every single one of my co-workers was very nice and every day at work was a very good day for me.