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Updated Jul 4, 2014

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1.8 5 reviews

0% Approve of the CEO

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Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.)

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    CEO Need To GO....Dark Age Mentality

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat Mission and great location

    ConsNO Flex Time
    NO Work From Home
    CEO Bullies Employees, Is nasty, Been there for 50 years and runs business like a Catholic Nun

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire a new CEO
    Get with the times and offer Flex Time and Work From Home
    403 stinks as you have to wait for 2 years
    Short Term Disability doesn't kick in until after a year, upgrade benefits
    There are lots of other organizations out there who offer perks

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Extremely poor management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsImportant mission; compensation is generous, particularly for a non-profit; and the organization is well-respected within the cancer research community.

    Cons• Very poor management.
    • Some senior managers provide poor, inconsistent direction and guidance to staff.
    • Little opportunity for staff to provide feedback to CEO/senior management, including through formal performance reviews which sometimes are skipped
    • Staff are not respected or recognized for their contributions, and there is little concern for, or investment in, staff development.
    • Staff lack autonomy to make decisions.
    • Staff time is not respected; meetings routinely start late and can last for hours without regard to other commitments employees may have.
    • Inflexible work hours and work environment.
    • Benefits are not great: 8% 403B contribution sounds good, but doesn’t take effect until two years after start date; staff have only 2-3 weeks of vacation/year (depending on level); and get fewer federal holidays compared to similar organizations.
    • Senior managers believe that employees should be highly motivated because of AACR’s mission, but do not seem to realize that there are many other mission-focused non-profits that provide more supportive environments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in staff, formally recognize staff contributions, provide greater autonomy and flexibility

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    non-profit that helps you to feel good about what you do all day

    Staff Associate (Former Employee)

    Prosco-workers, advancement, just out of college - great job! travel, room for growth

    Conssome micromanaging supervisors, like all other jobs

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    Was good once, could be a lot better, going downhill rapidly

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsQuiet, generally laid back, decent benefits, nice people. Great location in Olde City.

    ConsManagement varies widely from department to department. Some managers are not very well qualified. Managers are heard to say some things that would get you fired anywhere else. Bad situations are left to go on much too long. Workers are generally dissatisfied. If the market were better, most people would quit. Management thinks we are all fascinated with cancer research, but we're not, we just need a job.

    Don't have off on most federal holidays. Sometimes we are the only ones working in the building (or in the city, for that matter). Rarely closes for snow, even when dangerous. Harassed about lateness constantly, even if it's only 5 minutes. No working from home option. No flextime. No hire back policy.

    It used to be much nicer but it's getting bigger and crappier every day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAsk your workers what they want and need. Respect your workers. Join the 21st century.

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    Great Mission, experience depends on department you work in

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsReasonable pay, coworkers are really great people, learn many things about cancer research, good benefits, working on something worthwhile, can travel (depending on your position), located right in Old City so you can take the train (or the buses or bike), secure building, nearby shops and restaurants, there's always meetings going on so getting a free lunch/snack is a possibility several times a month, annual company picnic and holiday dinner, upgraded technology, nice offices.

    ConsNo flextime, no days in lieu even if you work massive overtime, no daycare, work-life balance is not good, very high turnover rate, some upper management expect their staff to work overtime and be available by phone and email anytime. Some positions do not advance very quickly-- could still be in an entry level position after 4-5 years with only minimal increases.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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