American Cancer Society

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

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Current Employee - Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Specialist in Minneapolis, MN

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 ManagementAdvice

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely rewarding internship experience during grad school

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    Current Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at American Cancer Society as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    cohesive and friendly team, laid-back atmosphere, generous amount of paid time off for employees, goal oriented internship with a focus on coming out of it with concrete deliverables as evidence of my growth. also great networking across the whole agency.

    Cons

    sometimes there was a disconnect between the corporate headquarters staff and division staff, but the organization is going through transformation so hopefully this will be less of an issue in the future. also, the internship was unpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    formalize an intern program, there is a lot of potential it could have both for the organization and also for graduate students. There would be high demand for

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  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    The most disloyal place to work

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    Current Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at American Cancer Society part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, working with volunteers, helping those with cancer

    Cons

    Horrible management, transformation is a joke. Employee morale extremely low. Long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management get a clue, your field staff makes you. Treat them with respect and maybe your turnover rate wouldn't be so high. Employees bust their behinds and work insane hours to make you look good. Loyalty is not returned. Great and talented employees let go for external employees. When you have the same bozos running the show nothing will change, so much for transformation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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