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Mid level managers are inept

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Former Employee - Income Manager  in  San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Income Manager in San Jose, CA

I worked at American Cancer Society full-time for more than a year

Pros

Responsible organization overall. Great resource for cancer patients and strong commitment to mission. There can be opportunities to work with minimal supervision if you earn it.

Cons

Wow, there are so many mid level managers that are completely unqualified and have no business sense. Extremely high turnover. Terrible "business models." Trainings are a waste of time. Complete lack of concern for entry level staff morale. Sad to say this because I believe in the organization, but from an employment standpoint I think it's a pretty bad place to work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fire yourselves?

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 for more than a 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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