American Cancer Society Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Gary Reedy
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Pros
  • Fantastic work life balance opportunity (in 34 reviews)

  • making a difference, respect from outside workplace (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance-60-70 weeks (in 54 reviews)

  • Absolutely NO work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Loved working for ACS as Relay For Life Community Manager

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    Former Employee - Community Manager of Relay for Life in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Community Manager of Relay for Life in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Worked with many volunteers -Only had to be in the office one day a week -No matter how hard things may be/ how difficult the job was that day, you know you are doing something good that is helping others

    Cons

    -Volunteers being very passionate which sometimes resulted in them butting heads.


  2. Decent Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time

    Pros

    Very good Paid Time Off compared to most companies. The mission is good and the co-workers are good as well. There is a pension which is great in today's world.

    Cons

    Sometimes you on your PTO. Need to pay for parking, although it is pre-tax. In I.T. you are often separated from the mission so you need to work to appreciate the mission.


  3. Developer

    Former Employee - Siebel Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Siebel Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Training program. Nice People. Nice team

    Cons

    Project was moving slow.


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  5. Human Resources

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at American Cancer Society (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice location, caring people, excellent mission, vision

    Cons

    I really don't have a negative thing to say about them.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Marketing Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work environment, people are friendly and enjoy their job

    Cons

    Definitely a non-profit environment, people are more relaxed, which is sometimes good sometimes not so good


  7. Great Organization

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Recruiter in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    ACS is full of people who truly care and they genuinely try to help those whose lives have been affected by cancer. If you wanna fight Cancer, this is a great place to begin.

    Cons

    Not a reflection on ACS as a whole but my location had some managers who weren't people persons and it showed.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your managers are treating those beneath them as people, and not just tools to raise the numbers.


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    Current Employee - Cancer Information Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Cancer Information Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Cancer Society (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Non profit, compassionate, care for employees

    Cons

    none that i could think of


  9. Great employee culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of individuals with a true commitment to the mission. National presence and their research is both impeccable but also based on the best evidence.

    Cons

    Organizational change continues to make the work environment tense and challenging. Leadership is slow to change and there is not enough value given to innovative ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, especially those at the Division level. Open your mind to innovation and risk, and most of all recapture the small donor by becoming relevant to divers populations.


  10. Community Manager - Relay For Life

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    Current Employee - Community Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Community Manager in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time

    Pros

    Great mission, with some great long term results. Coworkers are good, fun people. Get to work in the community and in office which offers variety.

    Cons

    Too many new programs introduced with inappropriate lead times which distract from making base progress in tough markets. It is always Relay season with no apparent off season.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to basic and provide the staff with more support and not just more tools that do the same thing as the old ones, but with different names.


  11. Sr Data Capture Associate II

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Capture Associate II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Data Capture Associate II in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Cancer Society (More than a year)

    Pros

    they are very very accomodating

    Cons

    upper management doesnt really know or care about the issues that go on daily within departments with employees

    Advice to Management

    act more concerned about employees maybe more surveys or meetings with employees to address concerns instead of just sweeping them under the rug



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