American Cancer Society

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American Cancer Society Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated Jul 2, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 21 reviews

54% Approve of the CEO

American Cancer Society CEO John R. Seffrin

John R. Seffrin

(13 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Each day you feel like you are making a difference in the lives of others(in 31 reviews)

  • A few incredibly creative people; salary; benefits; work/life balance(in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • We work when the volunteers can help us, so work life balance can be difficult(in 49 reviews)

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

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    Patient Resource Specialist

    Patient Resource Specialist (Current Employee) Austin, TX

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

    ConsNo room for growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pleasant

    Patient Resource Specialist (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsI believe in the mission and work of this company, and believe they do their absolute best to be good stewards of donor dollars. Good atmosphere, caring and attentive management.

    ConsThe red tape of the internal processes occasionally gets in the way of delivering services effectively.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllowing employees more decision-making capability would do wonders for morale.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a good fall-back job

    Cancer Information Specialist (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsMy coworkers were great. And you can go home at the end of the day feeling as if you helped people. They're always hiring and it's pretty easy to get your job back if you haven't burned bridges.

    ConsThe place feels stagnant. Not a lot of upward movement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intake Specialist

    Intake Specialist (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGreat culture of service and growth.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Cancer Information Specialist (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsYou know you're really helping people at ACS.
    Great values & training.

    ConsCancer really sucks. Just saying.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    patient resource specialist

    Patient Resource Specialist (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    Prosgreat environment, caring co-workers, nice place to accumulate work experience

    Consnot paid well, not very high paid

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter management

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    Great coworkers and atmosphere. Low Pay. Patient Resource Specialist.

    Patient Resource Specialist (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsMission, culture, flex schedule, PTO, assisting those in need.

    ConsCall center, understaffed, underpaid, little to no feedback, chaos, 5 procedures for 1 task, levels of bureaucracy, lack of control over program/procedures in place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more Patient Resource Specialists, please!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome place

    Cancer Information Specialist (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsRelaxed, humble, cool vibe, focused on employee health.

    ConsI do not have anything negative to say.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease continue to keep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    American Cancer Society is a charity just not a charity for its employees

    Cancer Information Specialist (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGreat people and decent benefits

    ConsLack of advancement and salary increases.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to be

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    american cancer society

    Cancer Information Specialist (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    Prosmaking a difference in people's lives. employees who care and want to help.

    Conslow pay. not alot of benefits.

    Advice to Senior Managementhigher pay to keep great employees

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