American Cancer Society

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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
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unfulfilling and lacking in growth and development opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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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
  2.  

    Great mission, tries to support employees, but often misses the mark.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Relationship Manager
    Current Employee - Community Relationship Manager

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You get to fight cancer on a national level, which makes you feel good. The volunteers you work with are passionate and fun, and are probably the best part of the job.

    Cons

    Depending what office you are in, there can be little room for growth. Salary is on the low side. You are encouraged to be entrepreneurial and reinvent, but are often stymied when you try to. They throw around the word "support" a lot and don't give you what you really need. There is a lot of overlap in duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your income staff actually be creative and give them the chance to listen to what the community wants. Hire from within if you can. Be smart when you are supporting folks-do successful income staff really need 2 supervisors, or are there some new folks who really could use the help?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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