American Cancer Society

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American Cancer Society Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
458 Reviews
3.2
458 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.  

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

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    • 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
  2.  

    Great org, well organized

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    • 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 an 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
  3.  

    Great place to work!

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    • 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 an 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
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  5.  

    Patient Resource Specialist

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    • 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 an 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
  6.  

    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 an 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
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • 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
  8.  

    Intake Specialist

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  9.  

    Worked as an epidemiologist for 1.5 years and learned a lot.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Epidemiologist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Epidemiologist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. People are very easy to work with. They are nice and supportive.
    2. Have unique opportunity to work with data from large cohort studies.
    3. Well paid.

    Cons

    Outside cooperation is limited.
    Really no big complains so far.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I am a proud employee of the ACS, believing in their mission and the work we do on a daily basis!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Although at times our job is challenging it comes with so many rewards. We have the unique priviledge of seeing our mission in the faces of researches, survivors and advocates on a daily basis.

    Cons

    We are working daily to eradicate cancer and unfortunately not quick enough and we meet people and volunteers who have lost their battle to cancer. They give us the strength to keep fighting for them but it is definitely a loss and a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk before running, we are asked to complete tasks and assignments and often have them revised and changed creating redundancies and more work, I think at times if we just take a step back before implementing a project we wouldn't have to ammend them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great job with great purpose

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    I have absolutely loved working for ACS over the last 6+ years. They promote work-life balance, are extremely flexible and promote from within. I was promoted three times within four years and always feel valued and appreciated. Not to mention the amazing benefits and time off!!

    Cons

    Like any job there are challenges, typically from working with different people with different communication/management styles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote from within and recognize those who work extremely hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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