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Helpful (2)

Personal time beware

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Community Manager
Current Employee - Community Manager
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great mission, good people wanting to do the right thing, events and activities are inspiring. If you like it and are willing to move or travel a lot for business there is room for advancement. Your experience will differ greatly based on the type of vp and managers you have.

Cons

You spend around 50 hours a week working. There r unrealistic goals and if you get an area that is widespread geographically you might as well kiss your free time goodbye. Working with volunteers can be a rewarding experience but remember that this is just an ancillary project for them.

Advice to Management

Stop trying to control every aspect. Community managers are able to make intelligent decisions. Goals are important but make the event fun and the money will come

Other Employee Reviews for American Cancer Society

  1. Helpful (1)

    Perfect? Not yet. But worthwhile and challenging work for a worthy cause ...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worthy mission, overall motivated, hard-working, and competent staff, supportive management (at least in my office), competitive salary with good benefits

    Cons

    Slow to change turf-protective culture, lack of work/life balance, slow pace of change and related ongoing uncertainty, out of date technology

    Advice to Management

    Delimiting the mission is key - ultimately staff must feel like their work has been truly focused and they are able to concentrate on doing a reasonable number of things well.


  2. Helpful (4)

    horrendous hiring experience at ACS. this place should be avoided at all costs.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    there are no pros with this experience. i'm appalled.

    Cons

    I've never encountered such a lack of professionalism, bullying, and non-transparency. I was not able to obtain an official offer letter in writing and my salary was substantially reduced after the offer was verbally extended. Additionally, I was pressured into deciding on the position at the end of the business day on friday. avoid at all costs. i've never experienced such appalling lack of professionalism.

    Advice to Management

    official offer letters in writing should be extended with an offer, not after an individual accepts a position. this is standard policy at most PROFESSIONAL institutions.


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