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Great Mission, experience depends on department you work in

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

Pros

Reasonable pay, coworkers are really great people, learn many things about cancer research, good benefits, working on something worthwhile, can travel (depending on your position), located right in Old City so you can take the train (or the buses or bike), secure building, nearby shops and restaurants, there's always meetings going on so getting a free lunch/snack is a possibility several times a month, annual company picnic and holiday dinner, upgraded technology, nice offices.

Cons

No flextime, no days in lieu even if you work massive overtime, no daycare, work-life balance is not good, very high turnover rate, some upper management expect their staff to work overtime and be available by phone and email anytime. Some positions do not advance very quickly-- could still be in an entry level position after 4-5 years with only minimal increases.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

No advice.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    CEO Need To GO....Dark Age Mentality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Mission and great location

    Cons

    NO Flex Time
    NO Work From Home
    CEO Bullies Employees, Is nasty, Been there for 50 years and runs business like a Catholic Nun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a new CEO
    Get with the times and offer Flex Time and Work From Home
    403 stinks as you have to wait for 2 years
    Short Term Disability doesn't kick in until after a year, upgrade benefits
    There are lots of other organizations out there who offer perks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Important mission; compensation is generous, particularly for a non-profit; and the organization is well-respected within the cancer research community.

    Cons

    • Very poor management.
    • Some senior managers provide poor, inconsistent direction and guidance to staff.
    • Little opportunity for staff to provide feedback to CEO/senior management, including through formal performance reviews which sometimes are skipped
    • Staff are not respected or recognized for their contributions, and there is little concern for, or investment in, staff development.
    • Staff lack autonomy to make decisions.
    • Staff time is not respected; meetings routinely start late and can last for hours without regard to other commitments employees may have.
    • Inflexible work hours and work environment.
    • Benefits are not great: 8% 403B contribution sounds good, but doesn’t take effect until two years after start date; staff have only 2-3 weeks of vacation/year (depending on level); and get fewer federal holidays compared to similar organizations.
    • Senior managers believe that employees should be highly motivated because of AACR’s mission, but do not seem to realize that there are many other mission-focused non-profits that provide more supportive environments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in staff, formally recognize staff contributions, provide greater autonomy and flexibility

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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