Canadian Cancer Society Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Friendly co-workers

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Canadian Cancer Society (More than a year)

    Pros

    Community-minded and encouraging of sharing of ideas and initiatives. People are friendly and there's a good-natured energy around the office.

    Cons

    The wheels of HR move slowly.


  2. Helpful (1)

    A great cause!

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

    Pros

    Passionate people who are truly committed to the mission.

    Cons

    Not a great deal of room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Need to build on existing staff skills and look to promote from within.


  3. Great career opportunity!

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    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I was part of the Development & Marketing team at Ontario Division. I throughly enjoyed my job and the people I worked with. Excellent training and development opportunities were provided. I felt valued and appreciated for the work that I did. I would highly recommend this organization.

    Cons

    Salary scales for development positions were trailing behind competitors in the Toronto marketplace.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Wonderful people but no room for growth/advancement and bad company structure

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Canadian Cancer Society full-time

    Pros

    - Great work/life balance. Almost no one works overtime. Every other friday off in the summer. 3 weeks vacation to start. 10 sick days. No personal days. No ability to work from home unless you are executive level. - The people are very nice. Mostly everyone in the office is helpful and kind. - Calm work environment

    Cons

    - The budgets are being cut - Lots of layoffs happening. It is promised that there will be no layoffs time and time again, and then people get let go anyway. Hard to trust the executives or senior management. - There is NO room for growth or opportunities for advancement. You are pretty much stuck in your role until you move on to a different organization. - Salaries are pretty low and there are no raises or bonuses. - The organization is old and stuck in its ways. No room for creativity or innovative thinking. You must follow the rules set in place, and they are impossible to circumvent. - This being a non-profit, the dollars are being saved everywhere…no nice staff parties, no thank you gifts for staff, and like mention before, no raises.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Optics are deceiving. Take a closer look at accountability and transparency by talking to a former employee.

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    Current Employee - Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Cancer Society full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cancer affects everyone; sellable cause. Exciting capital campaign for Cancer Prevention Centre.

    Cons

    Lack of long-term planning and strong leadership in Mid and Senior Management. Lots of long-standing and prominent staff have been leaving for past year and continue to leave presently; extremely high turnover/low retention of employees. Poor organizational culture; toxic office gossip; poor morale; big egos among management; staff are fearful of losing their jobs due to decreased revenue and increased deficit. Continuous restructuring and cut backs means increased workloads and longer work hours. Lack of clear plan for how to meet revenue goal for capital campaign for new building. Has a reputation for being inefficient operations and management.

    Advice to Management

    Management tends to work in silos from rest of employees. Engage and spend more time interacting with staff. Support staff with PD and coaching; take feedback from employees and implement realistic and doable changes.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work after you retired

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    slow pace, nice people, good place to volunteer

    Cons

    most employees are old people, so you may need more consideration if you like to work with young people


  8. Helpful (1)

    Was moving in the right direction...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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?


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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. 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)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Cancer Society full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience for non-profits.

    Cons

    Too many high ego personalities.

    Advice to Management

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


  11. 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)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Cancer Society full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance, Friendly and Supportive Upper Management

    Cons

    A Lackluster Conservative Company Culture



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