There are newer employer reviews for American Cancer Society
There are newer employer reviews for American Cancer Society

See Most Recent

American Cancer Society review blog

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Speaker in Salt Lake City, UT
Former Employee - Speaker in Salt Lake City, UT

I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

It was lots of fun to work with amazing people that try to continue forward and make huge changes in the way people view cancer

Cons

It is a rough time to be in a non profit. Raises never happened and there was a loss of moral toward the end

0 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
  1. Helpful (3)

    Poor Management, low pay and too many hours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    We definitley help cancer patients and their families. Huge variety in my day to day work keeps it very rewarding

    Cons

    Incredible amount of inept leaders. Over paid CEO and executives. Lack of recognition for staff that deserve it and poor staff kept in positions they should not be in. Bad leadership!

    Advice to Management

    Clean House-- Get some real management talent here who earn what they make. Correct the ridiculous levels of top management salaries right away. Get realistic about expectations from staff. Really recognize staff that deserve it.


  2. Helpful (2)

    On Call 24/7, check your work/life balance at the door.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Income Development Representative in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Income Development Representative in Dayton, OH

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home.
    Meeting brave cancer survivors.

    Cons

    High turnover.
    Lack of management structure.
    Volunteers do not understand that you are not a volunteer.
    Poor communication.
    On call 24/7 with volunteers.
    Work weeks can be over 70hrs.

    Advice to Management

    Organize management. Establish guidelines for income development reps and volunteers. I received texts from volunteers at all hours of the night and morning. When I was unable to answer at 3am, I received calls and texts from management to contact volunteers quicker. Not a healthy company culture, I expected more from a organization with such high values.

    By the way, I read the warnings here before I took the job, but told myself that a company like ACS would never treat their employees like glassdoor members described. I was wrong and regret not paying more attention.

    After leaving ACS, I have found a great position where I am happy and so is my husband, who was my biggest supporter when leaving.


There are newer employer reviews for American Cancer Society
There are newer employer reviews for American Cancer Society

See Most Recent

Work at American Cancer Society? Share Your Experiences

American Cancer Society

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.