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Hard work but meaningful and thoughtful

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Current Employee - Regional Director, Making Strides in Rochester, NY
Current Employee - Regional Director, Making Strides in Rochester, NY

I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Company allows schedule flexibility and encourages professional development. Highly driven and innovative atmosphere.

Cons

Work can be intense - task-wise and emotionally due to the nature of the business. Some days/weeks are very long and stressful but staff are encouraged to find balance and recuperate.

Advice to Management

Continue to celebrate successes and assess how we do business so we can continue giving the best support to those in need.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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

  2. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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