Canadian Cancer Society

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Canadian Cancer Society Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
18 Reviews
3.1
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Friendly culture, too much admin

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canadian Cancer Society as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly people, very meaningful to work at the Canadian Cancer Society, meet amazing volunteers

    Cons

    A lot of admin, slow to implement new ideas; culture is a lot older and newer ideas are harder to be accepted

  2.  

    Was moving in the right direction...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Amazing mission, fabulous volunteers, dedicated regional staff.

    Cons

    Leaders are out of touch with regional needs (of communities, volunteers & staff). No transfer of knowledge, low employee engagement & satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some leadership, address the concerns of your staff, explain what is going on and what is being done to "right-the-ship". Tell us why all the leaders are leaving...what is wrong?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Did not make as much of an impact in starting my HR career.

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    Former Employee - Volunteer Office Assistant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Volunteer Office Assistant in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Cancer Society as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly and seemingly open employees to work with and ask advice/help.

    Cons

    Did not let me know how or what I could improve at all. Was not honest towards my feelings and suggestions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to lower your ridiculously high expectations of your 20,000 plus volunteers; they are volunteering their time and effort for the good of the company and its clients and should not be expected to work the same exact hours/length as a paid employee!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Disappointed this isn't the career place I wanted it to be.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Cancer Society full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good. The mission is very worthwhile.

    Cons

    Humanitarian sector is becoming overcrowded. Lack of innovation makes it difficult to stay in the front of the pack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Workforce is getting too thin. Consider hiring more people to maintain desired outcomes and give them the opportunity to learn the job well rather than throwing them into the thick of things right away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great learning experience but the morale can be better

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    Current Employee - Revenue Development Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Revenue Development Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Canadian Cancer Society full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience for non-profits.

    Cons

    Too many high ego personalities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should work more on up keeping their employees and try to give opportunities to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good work life balance

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    Current Employee - Assistant, Relay for Life in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant, Relay for Life in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance, Friendly and Supportive Upper Management

    Cons

    A Lackluster Conservative Company Culture

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Progressive charity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Cancer Society

    Pros

    Promotes health and well being. Work with very passionate people who reflect the organization's mission.

    Cons

    Challenging to move up in positions and seek better opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    great!

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    Former Employee - Fundraiser in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Fundraiser in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Cancer Society as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    great cause, dedicated staff and team

    Cons

    a bit disorganized, lack of corporate memory

    Recommends
  10.  

    The cause is good

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    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Volunteer Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Cancer Society full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Like minded individuals committed to a cause. Many fundraising activities as well as the community is encouraged to hold their own fundraising event. It can be quite exciting working on the organiztion planned events. Team work make the dream work at this organization.

    Cons

    Long hours planning and implementing these fundraising events. If you want a work life blanace at all times in your job, then this is not the job for you. During campaign time, there will be many long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that more donors' money is spent on research.

  11.  

    CCS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Canadian Cancer Society part-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and great people

    Cons

    The pay rate is lower

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