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Helpful (4)

My tenure at ACS was fulfilling due to the mission of the organization, the dedicated volunteers, and hard working staff

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good salary, benefits, professional development, career advancement, paid time off

Cons

HQ & senior leadership out of touch with reality in the field. Micro-management. Departmental silos. Lack of "all for one and one for all" attitude amongst departments.

Advice to Management

Listen to your staff AND act upon their recommendations. Transformation should have taken a footnote from the highest per capita division in the nation, instead of taking "change" in the opposite direction.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Not at all what I expected

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Volunteers, PTO(but you can never take the time off)

    Cons

    No work/life balance(just because they will not hire enough staff, so everyone is overworked) no support from upper management, an overabundance of conference calls that go nowhere and inadequate training-it is as if you are set up for failure. I now know why there is such a high turnover rate in my position.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more employees and reconstruct the duties of the field staff that is respectful to their lives and sanity! No wonder you cannot keep anyone in these positions.

  2. Always busy

    • 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 full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Life/work balance
    Always busy, never boring
    Great people to work with
    Great mission
    Allow to work from home

    Cons

    We are currently going through a change and that takes time. Lots of unknowns.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent

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