Avis d'employé sur Croix Rouge Canadienne
Wonderful job, poor management
Working here was genuinely one of the best experiences of my life, and i would totally recommend working here. Unfortunately, it's not wonderfully managed and doesnt pay well.
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I typical day of working with the Red Cross would be loading and unloading canoes and rowboats, travelling to our location, and working with kids and parents. I got to teach children about water safety and keep them entertained in a safe environment. I got to practice my first aid and my communication and teamwork skills with parents and my co-workers. I learned how to adapt quickly and act on an impulse when needed so everything worked out. I learned how to work well with my team of 8 that I had to live with every day. We had a manager, but we all had to play our part and take responsibility for ourselves and be independent. I learned how to remain calm and patient in hard situations and how to talk with adults in different situations. I loved my job and I work hard when I am given a job, I always do my the best I can and make the best of every situation.
Outdoors all day, got to work with kids, I am very skilled at my job
Weather can be rough at times
The Red Cross operates according to rigid hierarchy. It's a very middle class culture & many employees aspire to higher positions in the organization so there's lots of competition. There is little to no transparency on the part of management. Nobody can speak honestly about internal problems. Donors must be protected at all costs from hearing about internal issues. The pay is ok, the work is meaningful but they really work their people too hard & provide little to no training.
You get to meet lots of wonderful volunteers.
Toxic internal culture. Old school patriarchal style management. No transparency.