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Helpful (3)

For Those Whose Want Their Job to be Their Entire Life

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at American Cancer Society

Pros

Meeting the amazing volunteers/survivors whose lives have been touched by cancer

Cons

*Working long and grueling hours, nights and occasionally all weekend, for next to no pay *Seeing donations go to frivolous party favors, expensive lunches and dinners, and self promotion *Watching helplessly as termination of important programs hurts people who have depended on us for these services and are now left to fend for themselves

Advice to Management

GET OVER YOURSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are supposed to be helping others.

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    Overworked and underpaid

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    Former Employee - Community Representative
    Former Employee - Community Representative

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The organization has a great mission, and the volunteers in the communities are a joy to work with.

    Cons

    Company has no loyalty for their employees. Performance reviews are all numbers based and not on effort, regardless of economy or weather events. Promotions are given based on who you know in the company and not your hard work. No recognition or appreciation for staff.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Overall, ACS does a great job of appropriating funds to fight cancer here in Oregon, and across the country

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Manager - Development in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Community Manager - Development in Portland, OR

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved the flexible schedule, the opportunity to work with so many dedicated volunteers and feeling like I was making a difference. I love the event based approach to raising money, as most people would rather get something for their donation, (an experience..) than just open up their check book.

    Cons

    The leadership at the time was very top heavy, redundant and disorganized. They were not quick to pivot toward social media, new, innovative ideas or thinking. Still a very old fashioned company. Also a very environmentally unfriendly one. There was plane travel for one meeting, throwing out marketing collateral because the logo colors were wrong, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Overall restructuring of the company would be helpful. Hire more doers and less bosses. Be open to new ideas and hire people based on their ideas and unique experiences vs. hire for ability to follow directions. Work together with other organizations vs. against them to solve the overall goal of curing cancer.


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