American Cancer Society

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Personal time beware

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Current Employee - Community Manager
Current Employee - Community Manager

I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

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Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved the volunteers, I was very successful but management is terrible.

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    Former Employee - Relay for Life Manager in Durango, CO
    Former Employee - Relay for Life Manager in Durango, CO

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with survivors, caregivers and volunteers. Relay For Life is a very cathartic experience that was honor to be a part of producing.

    Cons

    Supervisors and upper management are completely out of touch with the communities in the more remote areas like Durango, CO. The volunteers do not appreciate their trying to micro manage their communities. Supervisors can be absolute bullies and get away with it. Very sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch with your CRM's and appreciate the hard work that they perform.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wished I had known more about reality than just the name recogniion

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    Former Employee - DetermiNATION Coordinator
    Former Employee - DetermiNATION Coordinator

    I worked at American Cancer Society (more than an year)

    Pros

    The "feeling" that you are in a position to help raise funds to help fight cancer.

    Cons

    Low pay
    Constant demands on your personal time
    Unending micro-management in order to scare you into raising more and more money
    Job ends up costing you as many supplies you need will never be approved, so you end up buying them out of your own pocket since they can yield benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Where to start? Don't enter into shady contractual dealings with for profit entities who are doing more than touting you as a CHARITY partner when in fact you are paying for the privilege of bringing them participants and increasing their bottom line. DetermiNATION anyone?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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