American Cancer Society
2.9 of 5 390 reviews
www.cancer.org Atlanta, GA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Low pressure environment with average pay

(Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

Pros* Lots of paid time off, in the 1st year I started I got 25 paid days off and you get more paid days off for each year you work there.
* Low pressure environment makes it ideal for those needing a work/home balance, I honestly work 30-50 hours a week and I have never worked more than 60 hours in a week
* Brand recognition, looks great on your resume
* You get recognition for good work and likewise to be fair, the dead weight are dealt with pretty quickly
* Generous benefit package you get life insurance, 403(b) plan which matches contributions up to 4%, commuter benefit discounts, vacation/travel discounts. I got really cheap auto insurance thanks to ACS

Cons* The pay is average and you don't get bonuses but in my opinion it's only fair because the work is not high pressure
* Revolving door system, lots of people come and go, for each year I have been working at ACS there has been a major layoff round every winter, the joke is that we have annual layoffs although the higher ups use euphemisms like "restructuring", "transformation", etc... Not to mention I have been with ACS for 4 years and I have gone through 5 managers and am on my 6th manager. Lord only knows how long my manager is going to last.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone - I am happy with my work experience at American Cancer Society. When I first started working at ACS it was pretty chaotic but it's for the better in that the dead weight are getting dealt with and now the good performers get recognition.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If it were not for the benefits and amazing mission, I would have quit a long time ago!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at American Cancer Society


    Pros: Amazing PTO, Great work life balance for some. Great… Cons: Overly bureaucratic, Very political & slow moving and hugely wasteful of… Advice to Senior Management: REDUCE the number of divisions (CEOs and all other duplicate positions) ASAP! Get our of… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    a good place to work if you like constant change

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Framingham, MA

    I worked at American Cancer Society


    Pros: benefits are outstanding for a non profit org. Cons: management style leaves much to be desired. most managers are… Advice to Senior Management: practice what you preach No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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