American Cancer Society

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Great colleagues, but many incompetent staff kept on/promoted, and top talent left due to poor compensation/lack of opp.

Director (Former Employee)

ProsGreat mission, a lot of opportunity to use varied skill sets and gain experience

ConsNon-competitive salaries, lack of work-life balance, lack of transparency, lack of strong external and internal public relations, health benefits package is not competitive

Advice to Senior ManagementIn Transformation, there should actually be transparency. Several enterprise-wide communications were nebulous and did not take into account the intelligence of staff to read between the lines. Hire PR staff and create a PR department for internal and external PR, separate from fundraising efforts through MarCom.

I would also recommend that ACS raise the bar for nonprofit employment: The organization, as well as other nonprofits, should not set pay scales on the basis of an incorrect assumption that staff are there because of passion about the mission. This is an exploitative view of staff; the missions and values of the Society, as well as other nonprofits, should be better clarified and communicated to the public. Staff care about the mission, but they also need to pay their bills and should not suffer because organizations fail to properly explain how money is used.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Pleasant, but stagnant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: The one undeniably great thing about ACS (at least when I worked there) was that employees had excellent… Cons: The organization (at least at the time) felt like it was over-staffed. Many people were able to get by without doing much work, it seemed.… Advice to Senior Management: Hire younger people; don't be so inflexible in terms of… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    3 people found this helpful  

    Blown away at the lack of work ethic & business sense and the disorganization

    Senior Director (Former Employee) Hartford, CT

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: The mission is great. The events are great. Cons: Completely disorganized. Waste of donor money on salaries for managers who do nothing. Very unintelligent people managing. Nobody listens to challenges or makes… Advice to Senior Management: You are going through Transformation - use this as a chance to do something great for the organization. Rather… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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