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American Cancer Society Overview

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Atlanta, GA
5001 to 10000 employees
1913
Nonprofit Organization
Non-Profit
Unknown / Non-Applicable
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, American Heart Association, United Way
The American Cancer Society's vision is to free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the Society has regional and local offices throughout the country that support 11 geographical Divisions and ensure we have a ... Read more

Mission: The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

American Cancer Society Reviews

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Gary Reedy
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    "Lack of recognition"

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    Former Employee - Community Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Community Manager in San Francisco, CA
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    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The mission. Those battling cancer or those that were lost know that they have a team of hard working people going through this with them.

    Cons

    As a non-profit, you are expected to pick up the slack on events without being recognized for your hard work and accomplishments. Very sad to work so hard and not be formally thanked by management.

    Advice to Management

    This job isn't just about "making your goal" it's about those who work so many long hours, time away from their families, not being about to have a personal life all because you can't seem to figure out why so many good people leave this organization or figure out how to keep them. Just a few words of praise, a gift of thanks, a solid recognition for their time and stop looking at it as "using donor dollars" that it wouldn't be proper....it is proper because without these hard working souls, you would not be making the money you do or the teams coming back, or the sponsors giving money, or the event to happen.

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American Cancer Society Interviews

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    Community Manager - Development Interview

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at American Cancer Society in August 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online with Indeed. Received an email two days later requesting a phone interview. The interview was brief, 30 minutes, but seemed to go well. We discussed some challenges of the job - long hours, evenings and weekends, plus a good bit of driving/traveling in the community. Overall it was a good interview, she skipped the cliche questions and asked about my experience and how it relates to this job.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to give an example of when I worked in a metric driven environment.   1 Answer
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Company Updates

  • Gary Reedy, CEO of the American Cancer Society makes the Atlanta Business Chronicles' list of Atlanta's most influential people of 2017.

  • Support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Seasonal Fundraising Outreach Specialist opportunities. Based in East Lansing, MI and other major metro markets. American Cancer Society.

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American Cancer Society Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon (Large), Oregon Business, 2009
  • Best Companies to Work for in New York (Large), Best Companies Group, 2009
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