American Cancer Society

  www.cancer.org
  www.cancer.org
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Big non-profit with lots of internal barriers to progress.

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Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA

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

Pros

The size and reach of the American Cancer Society is it's greatest asset. It has a grass roots army of dedicated volunteers who are uber passionate about the mission and believe in the organization and community managers who can drive that mission. Compensation at the National level is good but at the divisional level not as good.

Cons

It is an organization that is hindered by internal politics and jockeying for power. It over uses consultancy resources and spend too much on those resources rather than leveraging the intelligence of their own employees with years of experience. Though it claims to be customer centric its antiquated CRM system is a hindrance to improving it's relationship with customers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Value your employees. There are so many at ACS that have years of experience that is being lost in the drive toward transformative change. Strive to create a culture of inclusiveness instead of driving for constant growing revenue and ignoring the needs of our customers to feel part of the worldwide movement to end Cancer.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unfulfilling and lacking in growth and development opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Cancer Society

    Pros

    Altruistic feeling of doing good.

    Cons

    Senior management making poor, uninformed decisions, but think they are well-informed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are being led astray by your trusted advisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    America Cancer Society

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

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

    Pros

    Great working environment for those who are caring, loving and people oriented.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better. Corporate is very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out the politics. You are supposed to be a not for profit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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