American Cancer Society

  www.cancer.org
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Served as Unpaid Intern, for school credit

Current Employee - Event Planning Intern in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Event Planning Intern in Los Angeles, CA

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

Pros

If you have a passion for Cancer research, this company is easy to work for. I serve under a wonderful woman who is the community event coordinator, and it is very fun to be around her, and working all toward a single goal.

Cons

The company itself is very much so behind the times. The office does not have wifi and makes it tough for interns to bring in laptops to work.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sinking ship....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Income Development Representative
    Current Employee - Income Development Representative

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many employees are committed to the cause, you get to meet a lot of wonderful volunteers.

    Cons

    The organization is grossly mismanaged, it is truly astounding that an organization of this scope has no CRM system. Since each department is run so autonomously, there is little to no communication about what is going on in other areas of the organization. Employees are underpaid and overworked, and constantly asked to do and give more with no support or appreciation, morale seems to be at an all time low. Management seems to want to maintain the status quo, and does not foster honest and open dialogue, and in the end seems completely tone deaf to what is actually going on in the communities they serve. Goals come down from national who have no idea what the reality or needs are of the volunteers on the ground. It is also very hard to see where all the money raised goes, since services have been cut to virtually nothing, I guess it goes to salaries of upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the front line staff who are working in the communities. Appreciate your staff and volunteers, stop viewing them as simply cash cows. If you invest in developing your employees and treat them with respect, maybe people will stay longer than a year or a season.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, NOT good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fundraiser in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Fundraiser in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    VERY attractive and sexy girls!

    Cons

    Dealing with clique-ish co-workers with horrible work ethics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep QUALITY and INTELLIGENT workers and don't be fooled by clique-ish colleagues who form alliances to ostracize an employee because that person is smarter, works harder and IS much better than ALL of them combined!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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