Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
26 Reviews
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26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Passionate employees

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    Former Employee - Intern in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Susan G. Komen for the Cure as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Staff is really friendly and love what they do. Meetings are fun and up-lifting.

    Cons

    Small office with not much room to grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great mission but lack of leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Susan G. Komen for the Cure full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great mission and flexible work schedule

    Cons

    lack of resources, leadership and career opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    local affiliates

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    Former Employee - Executive Director in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at Susan G. Komen for the Cure full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Emotional fulfilling job, training available at corporate HQ in TX, fun rewarding career

    Cons

    board egos, corporate doesn't care about the local level if you are profitable. If you're not profitable they pay attention to the board downfalls. Board has to much control over the position, the board requires you to have experience, yet board members are not required to have experience. Board members look for benefits to help their companies be profitable regardless that its unethical. 5 Executive directors in 5 years, ugh hello corporate!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Chickens with Heads Cut off

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Susan G. Komen for the Cure full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people, mission-focused, management really makes an effort to involve everything in company culture.

    Cons

    Everything is last minute and there's no real effort to try to manage projects efficiently. Very little opportunity for upward movement and very low salaries. Training is on-the-job, figure it out as you go whereas sometimes attending a course could have led to greater improvements at a quicker pace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Incompetent, power hungry and self-congratulatory - afraid of change, backwards and behind the times

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Susan G. Komen for the Cure full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits package, 9-5 (or less) if you're not a Director, everyone is very nice and never argues

    Cons

    Senior leadership is incompetent, no one else would hire them; no opportunity for growth or cross-training; they claim to be mission focused but are really focused on empire building to the exclusion of intelligent business decisions or good management; more concerned with appearances and public image; no work/life balance if you are Director or above; no strategic planning or business sense

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire yourselves because you are all awful, make a strategic plan and stick to it, stop the infighting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Volunteer/Program in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Volunteer/Program in Austin, TX

    I worked at Susan G. Komen for the Cure as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment, really making a difference.
    You get to experience a lot of things because everyone works together to get the job done.

    Cons

    Roll can change based on needs of the office b/c it is a small staff.
    work-life balance can be difficult during race season

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep fighting the good fight!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Resistant to change, but overall a great environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Susan G. Komen for the Cure

    Pros

    Pay interns, easy to move up, great environment, friendly people

    Cons

    Not open to fresh ideas, salary is not great

    Approves of CEO
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    mission focused organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Susan G. Komen for the Cure

    Pros

    passion for the cause, extensive partner relations, diligence for funding mission related activities

    Cons

    bureaucratic, risk adverse, short term focus

    Approves of CEO
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    SGK is a lot of work for a little money,but you have the gratification of knowing that what you do benefits others.

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    Former Employee - Development Director in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Development Director in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Susan G. Komen for the Cure full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working with amazing volunteers was very gratifying as was knowing our work was making a real difference in peoples lives.

    Cons

    Low Pay compared to the amount of work required and the management t was not honest or ethical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SGK Chattanooga should work to be more transparent with their finance s

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Komen HQ in Dallas is a very stressful environment with inexperienced, uncaring and very self-promoting managers

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Susan G. Komen for the Cure full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are in a Director level position, the pay and perks are excellent! A very well-paid nonprofit with potential for growth, especially in the Research Department

    Cons

    The turnover of staff is very disappointing. Organization does not foster collegiality and discourages professional development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be ethical in your hiring, promotion and organizational development practices. Director level and higher positions are too comfortable with no oversight nor experience with people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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