Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Great mission is the driving force for all things (in 3 reviews)

  • This is a great place to gain some experience, build up your resume, and move on (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-Life Balance - depending on your manager you either have it or you don't (in 6 reviews)

  • We are expected to work nights and weekends, for no additional PTO or rewards (in 2 reviews)

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  1. HR

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Human Resources in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Director, Human Resources in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great executive leadership. They care about the employees. CEO and CAO is the best executive leadership team I have ever worked for. They are a rare breed. They take the time to listen to their employees from individual contributors to executive levels.

    Cons

    Lack of collaboration, camaraderie and professional maturity amongst management. Cultural awareness will take the organization to the next level. They are well on their way to addressing these areas

    Advice to Management

    Leadership training for mid to first line managers

    Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    Aug 28, 2015 – Vice President of Communications

    Thank you for your comments and suggestions as we aim to make ALSAC a great place to work. Training, development, coaching and mentoring are all necessary for employee growth and all are offered here ... More


  2. Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Intern in Memphis, TN

    Pros

    Great experience and wonderful opportunity! Was given a lot of responsibility and ability to choose what areas I wanted to focus on.

    Cons

    Nothing - it was great!


  3. Great cause; poor work-life balance

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    Former Employee - Event Marketing Representative
    Former Employee - Event Marketing Representative
    Recommends

    Pros

    There is not greater charity - it's a phenomenal group and they are really achieving remarkable results. Lots of opportunity to dabble in event planning opportunities

    Cons

    Work life balance is unheard of; field workers were underpaid (but has since changed, so I've heard); expectations of your personal time dedicated to work are unrealistic and leave employees drained.

    Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    Aug 7, 2015 – Vice President of Communications

    Thank you for your comments. ALSAC leadership is committed to making the organization a great place to work. We know how hard employees work for our mission and to raise the funds necessary to ... More


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  5. Senior CSR

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cordova, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cordova, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to help sick children

    Cons

    The company Micro manages you to the point where it is not enjoyable. Stress level is very high

    Advice to Management

    If you find a good and honest employee, let them do their job. Don't run off the good help


  6. Ammmaaaaazzzziiiiiinnnnnnnggggggg!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Honestly, ALSAC/ St. Jude is the best place that I have worked. The organization treats employees fairly (in my opinion). There is a lot of young talent so there are definitely going to be bumps and bruises but we're still successful and it's hard to think of a better place to spend my days or a more worthy cause.

    Cons

    There is some degree to professional immaturity. Career growth is still very hard but it's a great place to learn.


  7. Great place for contractors

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You don't feel any difference at work (most departments) between contractors and full time employees.

    Cons

    I personally don't have any bad experience working at this place.


  8. Keeps getting better. Keep it up!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Great people who put their heart and soul in their work. A lot of attention to detail when it comes to employment satisfaction and appreciation. Can't beat working for an organization that is not all about making a small number of people wealthy like the ones you find in the corporate world. Instead, the mission here is to help a large number of children from being robbed by life threatening diseases.

    Cons

    Regardless of the environment, if people are involved there will be some politics. A lot has been done to provide employee driven career growth but opportunities aren't always made available no matter how compelling your achievements, performance, and fit are for a promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture of continuous improvement and if something isn't working, admit it to your employees and try another approach and not turn a blind eye to feedback. In the lower ranks, frivolous mistakes get severe scolding while upper management doesn't always get to hear, want to hear, or want to admit when they make mistakes. When you think you can do no wrong, how do you really know what you are doing right?


  9. IT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working for the most noble cause possible

    Cons

    Some workers there have been there too long and expect lavish perks.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  10. n/a

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and well organized fundraising events

    Cons

    Requires a lot of overtime work for events

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  11. Development Advisor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great mission. The company culture is great. It truly is one of the top companies in the country to work for.

    Cons

    No downsides to address. They are a top line company

    Advice to Management

    Development opportunities for advancement should be clearly defined



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