Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
2.9 of 5 21 reviews
www.stjude.org Memphis, TN 1000 to 5000 Employees

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5 people found this helpful  

Orchestrated chaos

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Memphis, TN

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

ProsThe mission
Some very nice, good people
Culture is changing for the better
Working on the St Jude campus - including access to indoor and outdoor walking paths, an amazing cafeteria, and a wellness center (i.e., gym)

(Note: This review is specific to the fundraising organization - ALSAC. By all accounts, St Jude has an entirely different culture.)

ConsSilos within leadership
Neither clear roles nor accountability for decisions in many cases
Frequent shifts as the organization tries to find a structure that supports its objectives
Organizational and individual talent needed for success is allowed (sometimes encouraged) to leave while those commonly agreed to be impediments are retained
Poor execution and performance is not proactively addressed - coaching, mentoring and day-to-day development is lacking. Lack of repercussions for ongoing 'slacking'. Continued approval of perks to reward poor performance
Bureaucratic, non-valued added processes (think cut and paste documents required in abundance without regard for their usefulness) abound
Poor communication to employees

Advice to Senior ManagementStop relying on the mission to overshadow systemic problems within the organization
Retain and reward high performers, and remove poor performers
Continue the improvements that are underway - and increase the pace of change

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Inefficient charity with unsustainable business model

Marketing (Former Employee)
Memphis, TN

I worked at Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time for more than 8 years


Pros: The hospital you work to support is one of the best medical centers… Cons: The management at the charity is incompetent, insensitive and overpaid. The charity's own expenses are rapidly approaching $200 million a year. That's unacceptable, especially when… Advice to Senior Management: At some point, spending a quarter of annual revenue on things like executive salaries and other perks… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Love this company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Memphis, TN

I worked at Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as an intern for less than a year


Pros: Everyone is extremely friendly. It's a humbling experience. You know that… Cons: No cons, it was a fun environment. Perhaps a little outdated with the computers… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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