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

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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?

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  1. Cancer information specialist at bottom of totem pole

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    Current Employee - Cancer Information Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Cancer Information Specialist in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    No extra work to take home.

    Cons

    Not enough pay and constant change to what we have to say/do on the phones. Very hard to advance. Its hard to market yourself to other branches of the company because management does not know what you do.

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    No opinion of CEO
  2. Friendly and nice

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    Former Employee - Special Events Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Special Events Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, great volunteers willing to help for good cause, flexible schedules

    Cons

    Can be stressful and long work hours if and when a special event comes up

    No opinion of CEO
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