American Cancer Society

www.cancer.org
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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at American Cancer Society

Pros

American Cancer Society is very focused on promoting their services/mission.

Cons

With regards to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, fundraising seemed to be secondary to the number of participants. This was seen as "getting their name/services out there" rather than raising funds for the cause.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good mission, varied employment opportunities in organization undergoing restructuring

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Management in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Most employees strongly support the mission and this provides a meaningful context to daily work. Over 40 nobel prize winning scientists have been supported by ACS funding. Services are provided to patients in need and educational efforts can help save lives.

    Cons

    It takes many years for progressive changes to be implemented due to a culture of closed-door politics and lack of strong leadership enforcement of best practices. Many trying to advance are stuck with poor rewards from a bad economy and trying to please too many levels of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand up for the smart decisions, not the politically pleasing ones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A mission you can believe in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Cancer Society

    Pros

    Flexibility in your schedule. Ability to truly make a difference and see the fruits of your labor. The programs and services offered to patients by this organization are unparalled (unfortunately they struggle telling that story)

    Cons

    The organization struggles in being timely, they are slow to make decisions and in order to be successful through their transformation they need to focus on being much more agile and responsive in the new climate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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