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Events Intern

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Former Intern - Events Intern in Mendota Heights, MN
Former Intern - Events Intern in Mendota Heights, MN

I worked at American Cancer Society as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Great cause, people are friendly and passionate about their work, great way to get non-profit experience and get further entrenched in the community

Cons

Interns are underutilized and program is disorganized; there is a lot more that they could be doing and it is frustrating at times.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Increase utilization of all employees; function less like a non-profit and more like a business; leverage successes across offices better

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  1. Excellent cause, California division was not to worried about its employee satisfaction

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    Former Employee - Senior Relay for Life Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Relay for Life Manager in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great people to work with, and immediate management was awesome.

    Cons

    pay cuts, greater responsibility, state led management out of touch with the work force.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great mission, rewarding to do meaningful work. Great benefits and vacation. Passionate volunteers. Training opportunities are available.

    Cons

    It will probably be a few years before the whole organization gets back on track. Work/life balance is bad for most people at the HQ office, but some seem to be doing very little. Executives are out of touch with manager and director level staff. Low morale, fear of layoffs is constant. Progressive employee health and wellbeing programs are needed to improve health, productivity, and morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at these reviews and take immediate action. Set an example for other organizations by creating a culture that serves employees well while increasing productivity.

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