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Best place to work in the Memphis area

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Current Employee - Project Specialist  in  Memphis, TN
Current Employee - Project Specialist in Memphis, TN

I have been working at Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

Great advancement opportunity, and even better leadership.

Cons

Ideas occasionally stagnate up the organizational ladder, with the Top-Down new approach at odds with the Bottom-Up structure on which the hospital, and its fundraising body were founded.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None...if the aforementioned is the worst issue there, I'd say you are all doing pretty well.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

Other Reviews for Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Leadership has failed this once great organization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time

    Pros

    The cause is fantastic - the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    Some people that work here have their hearts in it - they are fantastic

    Cons

    Too much money wasted, not enough money spent on the cause
    Organization has a reputation for poor management at all levels
    Too much company politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The salaries of executive management are outrageous -- no charity should pay its top officers half-a-million dollars a year or, in the case of the hospital, its top officer nearly a million dollars a year. People want to work for and donate to a good cause. Making executives rich is not a good cause.

    For too long, the management style of this organization is to "throw things up against the wall and see if they stick". Not only is that inefficient, it is confusing to employees craving a focused strategy. Stop experimenting and start creating consistency in your business practices.

    ALSAC now has a reputation for being a place you stay short-term if you have talent and long-term if you have none. If you know the right people, you can get promoted no matter how poorly you do your job. If you don't know the right people, you can't get promoted no matter how well you do your job.

    Things were much better under John Moses, Dave McKee and Dick Shadyac. Current leadership should emulate them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Working here wasn't easy, but well worth it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as an intern

    Pros

    Meeting new people (team members, the kids)
    Working on so many different projects

    Cons

    A bit unorganized
    Last minute prep for a few events
    repetitive routines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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