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A great national brand to work for in a life-saving field, tempered by fragmented and variable local efforts

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Former Employee - Special Events in Cedar Knolls, NJ
Former Employee - Special Events in Cedar Knolls, NJ

I worked at American Cancer Society full-time

Pros

-Great starting salary, comprehensive benefits, and development programs, employees discounts
-Working with local communities to provide services to those in need
-A very involved, feel-good line of work

Cons

-Deceptively "transformational", many progressive and creative improvements company-wide are inflated
-Workplace environment drastically different between regions
-Very narrow ladder of advancement, whoever hangs around the longest can expect to advance

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your own calls for "transformation" and allow a 100yr old behemoth move into the 21st century.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Heart and Soul Work

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    Former Employee - Community Relations Intern in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Community Relations Intern in Green Bay, WI

    I worked at American Cancer Society as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing cause
    Great staff
    Rewarding
    Community Involvement

    Cons

    Little opportunity for growth opportunity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to make a difference - as long as you stay inside the box.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY

    I have been working at American Cancer Society as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to help people. Most employees aren't there for the money, but because they are passionate about their job. Follow their "rules," and you'll be fine.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. Set models and guidelines that you are expected to follow, yet they supposedly encourage out-of-the-box thinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually encourage and reward people for being innovative! If you're going to structure yourself as a corporation, you need to restructure your management too.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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