Susan G. Komen for the Cure Reviews

Updated March 8, 2015
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  1. Great learning experience for an intern

    Former Employee - Social Media/Marketing Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Social Media/Marketing Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at Susan G. Komen for the Cure

    Pros

    Great work environment and great management. The staff is willing to help you with any questions you have. It's a great place to intern to gain real world experience in a nonprofit.

    Cons

    Unpaid internships. Other than that, no other cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Everything is Last Minute

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Susan G. Komen for the Cure

    Pros

    The overall concept of helping people is good. And the more you are not at headquarters, the more you will experience this.

    Cons

    Upper management is harsh and creates a toxic environment in which to work. There is very little respect or encouragement for original ideas. There ia a lot of micromanagement and negative chatter throughout the office. Hardly any chance for advancement. Very little chance for professional development. Also, nearly everything is presented like an emergency. There is no respect for work-life balance because even though they failed to inform you of a project that needed to be done in a timely manner, you are expected to complete it immediately regardless of anything else going on either as part of your job or part of your life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your subordinates like they matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Great experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Portland, OR
    Former Intern - Intern in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Worked as an intern and gained experience that I will be able to apply in all future jobs. Has helped me already land more interviews and offers.

    Cons

    Its long hours and a lot of work for being unpaid

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Volunteer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of resources and help

    Cons

    Less money contributed goes to actual cure for breast cancer.

  6. Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of projects, open and easy office, good leadership to guide you through multiple projects

    Cons

    Hard to deal with the outdated technical systems. But that comes with the territory of nonprofits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 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
  8. Passionate employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Susan G. Komen for the Cure as an intern (less than a 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
  9. local affiliates

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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
  10. Chickens with Heads Cut off

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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
  11. Incompetent, power hungry and self-congratulatory - afraid of change, backwards and behind the times

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    • Career Opportunities
    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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