American Cancer Society

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American Cancer Society Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
484 Reviews
3.2
484 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • ACS offers really good hours which gives you the ability to have true work/life balance (in 34 reviews)

  • Each day you feel like you are making a difference in the lives of others (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • We work when the volunteers can help us, so work life balance can be difficult (in 54 reviews)

  • No work life balance and low pay for amount of work/hours required to work (in 19 reviews)

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  1.  

    The American Cancer Society is a great place to work and help people battling cancer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications
    Current Employee - Communications

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company stresses work-life balance. Gives employees ample time off, to take care of your family. Leadership is very supportive.

    Cons

    Everyone is expected to help fund raise for the Society, but because it does so much in the community this is not very difficult.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Very good for getting some experience to put on resume.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Cancer Society part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good discount, nice staff, easygoing manager, very clean store

    Cons

    Volunteer position, pretty much just that.

  3.  

    Great organization

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Cancer Society

    Pros

    Amazing cause and great company to work for.

    Cons

    Can't think of any negatives.

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  5.  

    Good place to work so far, been her for about a month.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time

    Pros

    My interview process was quick. Phone interview on Tues and then Face to Face on Friday. Was offered the psoition in about two weeks, that included a holiday. They worked with me on my start date. My team is great, great location.

    Cons

    Should offer discounted parking or free parking for employees..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great org, well organized

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Special Events Staff in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Special Events Staff in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at American Cancer Society as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Positive work environment
    - Goals are realistic and achievable
    - If you like talking with people and convincing them to give a Strides event a try, you'll love this job.

    Cons

    - Can be tiring being on the phone all day enticing people into Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
    - Cold calling businesses is challenging for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Generally doing very well, try to drop fewer last-minute demands on staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Community Representative in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Community Representative in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with a variety of people all fighting for the same cause.

    Cons

    Long hours due to late night meetings and events. Some weekends required

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Patient Resource Specialist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Resource Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Patient Resource Specialist in Austin, TX

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere, they really care about employees, great benefits. I have made great friendships. Can pursue other things outside of work, in my case family.

    Cons

    No room for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Volunteer

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Mishawaka, IN
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Mishawaka, IN

    I have been working at American Cancer Society as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very positive and nice environment for a volunteer position. I felt appreciated and wanted.

    Cons

    None so far. I just wish there were open positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at American Cancer Society (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. An organization that cares about it's employees.

    Cons

    Non profit pay. Occasionally have to work long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Intake Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intake Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Intake Specialist in Austin, TX

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture of service and growth.

    Cons

    Pay lower (expected in Non-profit), Work can be emotionally draining considering mission and topic

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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