Canadian Cancer Society Reviews

Updated June 3, 2014
Updated June 3, 2014
16 Reviews

3.2
16 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.  

    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
  3.  

    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 for less than a 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
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  5.  

    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance, Friendly and Supportive Upper Management

    Cons

    A Lackluster Conservative Company Culture

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    great cause, dedicated staff and team

    Cons

    a bit disorganized, lack of corporate memory

    Recommends
  8.  

    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 for more than a 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.

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    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

  10.  

    Great work environment

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

    I worked at Canadian Cancer Society

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent work/life balance, friendly staff, interesting work, healthy work environment, respectful environment, 9-5 work day, supportive environment, busy but not stressful, very organized, excellent training, excellent for long term employment and for those with family responsibilities on the side

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get promoted for entry level folks but not impossible, very structured so you can't be super creative until you are higher up

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great place to stay for a few years, but hard to advance in those years. Great company to round out your skills sets.

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

    I worked at Canadian Cancer Society

    Pros

    Supportive culture, extremely flexible, working for a positive and worth-while cause, friendly co-workers, great way to earn industry experience, personally satisfying

    Cons

    Lost of travelling between offices, low opportunities for advancement, must stay positive during job as results are harder to come by, cuts come often because of non-profit environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to work on your volunteer engagement strategy. If you trust your volunteers more, you can gain some valuable people that will continue to work with you again and again if you give them the experience they want.

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