American Cancer Society

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Great place to work, if you are ready to work hard.

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Current Employee - Executive Director in Grand Rapids, MI
Current Employee - Executive Director in Grand Rapids, MI

I have been working at American Cancer Society

Pros

Amazing connection to the mission, unbelievably dedicated and sharp senior leadership. If you know how to work well with volunteers, there is no limit to what you can accomplish at ACS.

Cons

Sometimes the strong committment of staff and leadership leads to a poor work life balance. Working with volunteers means you have to be available nights and weekends, and they seem to add up. If you're not interested in working with volunteers, you will not be successful at ACS.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work listening to your staff, and help them try to find a better work life balance.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Would NOT Recommend

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    Former Employee - Community Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at American Cancer Society

    Pros

    Great Volunteers
    Flexible Schedule
    Great benefits/time off (when you can find time to take it)
    Ability to work in community
    Feel good about your job and cause you are supporting

    Cons

    50-80 hour work week
    Unqualified management
    No potential for upward mobility
    Lack of training - for all staff, volunteers, and management
    Little to no recognition for staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the field staff - ask them what is really happening in their offices and make sure they are able to speak freely without fear of retaliation from middle management

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Eastern Division: Reputable organization, highly dysfunctional "corporate" culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing and Communications in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing and Communications in New York, NY

    I worked at American Cancer Society

    Pros

    Medical benefits, paid time off, holidays, flexible work schedule (although there is no clear discription of this and will vary depending on your manager), solid mission statement, if you have the opportunity to work with patients you can achieve sense of fulfillment and meaning in your work

    Cons

    -Low morale
    -Empty initiative regarding employee engagement survey, minimal or no action taken on results
    -favortism
    -organization does not deal effectively with poor performers
    -incompetent managers who do not inspire one's best work, are disrespectful to their direct reports, and are lacking in the ability to deliver clear and regular feedback on performance
    -lack of recognition is widespread
    -secretive leadership; completely lacking in open and honest communication with employees
    -unresponsive to changes in the business environment resulting in unrealistic goals set on individual work plans
    -difficulty retaining high level/productive employees due to hostile work environments in certain divsional/regional offices
    -in some instances, poor treatment of volunteers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Treat all employees and volunteers with respect
    -Deliver recognition to individuals
    -Inform employees of changes to policies, procedures, and programs with honest explanations and in a timely manner
    -Create more development opportunities for employees
    -communication, sensitivity, and leadership training mandatory for all managers
    -provide employees with clear and promising direction to improve low morale
    -demonstrate work/life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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