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I am proud to work for such a fantastic, mission driven organization.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The leadership is brilliant and dedicated to the mission. This is an organization that is goal driven, ready to make tough decisions, and will achieve its mission. The volunteers and staff are so dedicated an inspiring that coming to work every day is a joy. Great PTO and benefits. This is not a non-profit environment where you have to fight to the death for a set of post-it notes; you have the resources to do your job. Pay is competitive.

Cons

It can be hard to move up in the organization, but they are working on that since they have restructured. Also working to make sure that there are no silos, and that we are working as a team.

Advice to Management

Work to train and elevate your current staff through a talent pipeline, or other leadership training opportunities.

Other Employee Reviews for American Cancer Society

  1. Wonderful experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Augusta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great boss Wonderful Benefits Great PTO Best volunteers in non-profit

    Cons

    Raises don't come easy Fundraising is getting harder in this economy

    Advice to Management

    Great experience overall.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Staff are expected to meet unreasonable goals with limited resources and little to no support and training.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Volunteer relationships, benefits and NOTHING ELSE.

    Cons

    No support from upper management. Transformation is a disaster that is destroying morale. Goals are laid on the backs of staff with no support or resources. Work is not distributed fairly. Some areas have little to no work load. Those staff work 37.5 hours and go home to their families. Field staff are expected to work 60 or more hours a week and attend 2-3 night meetings a week in different locations. Arriving home at 11pm is not uncommon. Upper management talks about work life balance, but do NOTHING to afford it to the most important staff: the ones who raise the money!

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your field staff, and listen to them. They know your constituents better than anyone. Stop spreading managers so thin that they are not able to support staff.


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