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Great experience and way to directly serve people dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at American Cancer Society full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Excellent mission. Powerful cadre of volunteers and staff. High quality information. Great brand recognition.

Cons

Top heavy. Trying to cover too many areas and having trouble staying focused. Wasted time, money and energy on flying to meeting and being in planning stages more than implimentation stages.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn from the people out in the field. Trust them. Have a more collaborative management style which fosters team work and loyalty. Don't expect more than 40 hour weeks. Be generous with praise and recognition. Put direct patient services as a priority.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Big disconnect with field staff and tons of politics when it comes to advancement

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    -Incredible Mission, respected brand, wonderful volunteers

    Cons

    -tenured staff not appreciated or well utilized
    -offers of taking on greater responsibility rebuffed
    -losing connection to heart and soul of organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At the state level, leaders are very busy looking out for themselves and not for the good of the organization. If you're not a current "pet" in the eyes of leadership, you have no opportunity to advance. it's time to clean house or you will be losing many more valuable staff members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what I was led to believe

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    Former Employee - Community Representative
    Former Employee - Community Representative

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to make a difference.

    Cons

    In need of more qualified lower level management; too much upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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