American Cancer Society

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Non Profit Can Truly Change Your Life When You Least Expect It- Crave More

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Current Employee - Community Manager in Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Community Manager in Baltimore, MD

I have been working at American Cancer Society

Pros

Allow creativity and encourage creativity when building relationships, new initiatives in targeted communities, and very supportive of event and program volunteers for cancer patients. The drive to keep doing the work we do, is because of the cancer patients and caregivers, and the work means something to each and every one of us. The state level area directors are incredibly supportive of the field and admin staff-never had such support prior to this organization. They encourage volunteers to grow and in many cases leads to employment opportunities.

Cons

Input is asked for from NHO, Division Senior Leadership, and state level Executive Leadership but when the process or plan is announced, the input was null and void. The input of those the decisions directly impact on the field level and the patients/caregivers are not strongly considered, they say they do, but don't. I think many organizations see this as a turn-off, but in the end-it really is about the impact we make the lives we save and change.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To the NHO and SAD Senior Leadership, visit on the local level other than in Atlanta. Come see how each location's demographics vary, as well as the diversity of the staff and who they are. Undercover Boss might be a method to try out.

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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
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.

    Recommends
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