American Cancer Society

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Great place to work!

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Former Employee - Community Representative in New Orleans, LA
Former Employee - Community Representative in New Orleans, LA

I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Working with a variety of people all fighting for the same cause.

Cons

Long hours due to late night meetings and events. Some weekends required

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Terrible environment, inefficient and unprofessional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Because the organization is so large, there is the ability to grow and change roles. Also, great benefits.

    Cons

    The work environment is marked by a low level of professionality, with much more attention paid toward maintaining the status quo and following convoluted corporate procedures than toward doing quality work. A highly noticeable amount of the work produced is plainly sloppy and, even though there is a great amount of attention to procedure, the organization is quite disorganized. Lower level staff are also paid so horribly that they are happy to get a cost of living raise after years of frozen salaries. After a multi-year reorganization process, many staff are decidedly uncooperative unless there is political gain to be made from a relationship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some positive changes have been made at the top of the organization, but a significant percentage, if not a majority, of staff are demoralized after years of restructuring and communication from top level staff that largely comes off as canned and disingenuous. A lot of attention needs to be paid toward improving morale and, to be effective, work needs to be done to come off as real and caring about staff and the organization. Providing professional development opportunities wouldn't be a bad idea either. ACS will always have plenty of staff who are there primarily because they simply want to dedicate themselves to fighting cancer, but even these staff will fall into habit and/or frustration if they are not cultivated. To truly grow as an organization, ACS also needs to focus on being innovative and taking risk, something it has seemed very adverse to doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with constituents and learning more about cancer prevention

    Cons

    Poor communication, no input into goals and objectives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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