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Learned a lot, and the volunteers drive you to work hard each and every day

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Former Employee - Specialist in Detroit, MI
Former Employee - Specialist in Detroit, MI

I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 8 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Work with some amazing people- the volunteers are awesome and you definitely learn a lot. Each day you feel like you are making a difference in the lives of others.

Cons

The organization is becoming typical corporate America, and staff are not valued like they used to be. Management tends to be unprofessional. The idea of doing more with less creates major burn out.

Advice to Management

Stay honest & work on professionalism. Remember to treat others as you would like to be treated.

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    I worked for the American Cancer Society for more than 15 years

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    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Field staff, volunteers, the ability to ease the burden of people who are, more than likely, facing some of the biggest challenges in their lives.

    Cons

    National Management, Division management, poor choices for Division leadership positions during transformation. Very political.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't speak to your staff like they are children. You have already lost a large percentage of your "seasoned and experienced" staff members. In order to cut costs, you also cut your nose off to spite your face. I have moved on from ACS after giving over 15 years of my heart and soul to the mission--my only regret is that our patients and communities are going to pay the price for your decisions.


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    Current Employee - Weekend Manager, Event Recruiter, & Welcoming Ambassador in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Weekend Manager, Event Recruiter, & Welcoming Ambassador in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, amazing cause, nice work environment. Management is wonderful.

    Cons

    Pay is not adequate. Plus, I came to work right as they started to restructure the organization, so advancement was pretty much not an option. They are currently still restructuring everything.


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