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ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2019

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ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital CEO Richard C. Shadyac Jr.
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Pros
  • "Great mission and a professional environment to work in(in 26 reviews)

  • "ALSAC offer competitive salary great benefits, incentives with various opportunities to learn and grow(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can sometimes be an issue(in 20 reviews)

  • "No cons to share about the organization(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Excited for the future"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Memphis, TN
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Of course everyone loves the St. Jude mission but I am equally proud to be part of the ALSAC team. This is a fast-paced, dynamic organization that's staying ahead of changing technologies and trends in how people support charities and receive their news. I have learned alot. It is a great time to be here, especially with a new program to help kids with cancer in developing countries.

    Cons

    There can be long hours and fundraising events on weekends and nights, but that is the nature of our work and employees know what they are signing up for. The CEO makes up for it by giving us early closures and extra days off around certain holidays (he can not award bonuses because we are a non-profit, but I actually appreciate the time off much more than money).

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for treating all employees like family, especially when they are going through a rough time or have a sick loved one. I have experienced so many examples of kindness and support and am forever loyal to this CEO and leadership team.

    ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital2018-12-19

    ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    December 20, 2018Vice President of Communications

    Thank you for the thoughtful comment and we are proud to have you as part of the ALSAC family. We appreciate the team spirit and the time you invest. The leadership team is grateful for the dedication you bring to the organization. We value every member of the ALSAC family and ...

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  2. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Director in Memphis, TN
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great mission and a professional environment to work in. Co-workers are great people, leadership is leading and modeling the way and benefits are amazing

    Cons

    competing priorities make resource allocation difficult at times.

    ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital2019-07-01

    ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    July 1, 2019Vice President of Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Our leadership team is committed to high performance as our lifesaving mission demands our best. We value our people first and foremost. We remain absolutely focused on helping our employees by giving people tools to foster a ...

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  3. "ALSAC Means Family To Me"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Memphis, TN
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    When I first started working for ALSAC (2011), my only goal was to add value based on my marketing experience and to be a part of an organization that I believed would find the cure for cancer. My brother had recently passed from cancer, and my mission aligned with the mission of the hospital--finding cures, saving children. After being with the organization for 8 years, I've watched us transform and grow. ALSAC...

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    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.

    ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital2019-06-28

    ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    July 1, 2019Vice President of Communications

    Thank you for such an earnest post. You’ve explained exactly what makes ALSAC such a special place for employees, from the innovation and transformation taking place to that professional and personal development that employees receive. We’re so glad you think of ALSAC as family, and ...

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  4. "Grateful employee"

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    Current Employee - Full Time in Memphis, TN
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The culture and people here are simply the best. People are truly put first here as the primary value that guides the culture. This year brought a tremendous personal loss of a family member, and the ALSAC Family, including top leadership, poured out their love and encouragement in countless ways. Cards, flowers, daily check ins...it has been a huge comfort to me and my family. I have never experienced a culture like...

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    Cons

    It’s devastating when we lose a patient, but that just reminds us to work harder to realize our founder’s dream that “no child die in the dawn of life.”

    Advice to Management

    Keep being servant leaders who put your people first. Keep caring for us, pushing us and helping be our very best.

    ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital2019-06-25

    ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    June 28, 2019Vice President of Communications

    Thank you for being a part of the ALSAC family and for bravely opening up about your loss. We hope the care and solace from your colleagues helped you through this incredibly difficult time. Your dedication to the mission is an example we can all follow. We truly are a family at ...

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  5. "Dynamic, engaging, and rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    What I enjoy most about working at ALSAC is the dynamic environment. ALSAC has an incredible history, but refuses to become stuck in its ways. We are always pressing forward and challenging ourselves to be better. At times, the environment feels like a start up, which I absolutely love. This "perpetual beta" mentality also means that there is unlimited opportunity to learn and grow. I started my career in a digital role,...

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    Cons

    No real negatives - just know that ALSAC is fast-paced and dynamic. You will be challenged and asked to stretch out of your comfort zone. Not everyone is comfortable with that. But if you are , we're hiring!

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your staff. Continue to focus on those helping drive changes.

    ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital2019-06-22

    ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    June 24, 2019Vice President of Communications

    We appreciate the thoughtful feedback. As a dynamic organization, we operate at a fast pace while still taking the time to empower our employees, allowing them to grow and discover new opportunities within ALSAC. You are a testament to that, and we applaud you for taking the initiative ...

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  6. "No better mission out there"

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    Current Employee - Regional Development Director in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing mission at the heart of all they do.

    Cons

    Long hours, some travel, all worth it!

    ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital2019-06-13

    ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    June 15, 2019Vice President of Communications

    We are proud you are a part of this amazing mission. Thank you for all you do to help the children of St. Jude.

  7. "Amazing company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Event Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great work life balance and great management

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

    ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital2019-06-10

    ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    June 12, 2019Vice President of Communications

    We value you as part of the ALSAC family and will continue to ensure a supportive environment for all employees. Keep up the amazing work in Atlanta.

  8. "Technology is primitive and database driven, not developer friendly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I worked at ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great mission and optimistic employees

    Cons

    As a software developer, Unless your desperate for resume experience, avoid this place. Environment is toxic and entirely business driven, led by incompetence.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting phycologist as IT directors and data analysts as technical architects

    ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital2019-06-22

    ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    July 1, 2019Vice President of Communications

    Thank you for offering your perspective. In terms of Information Technology Systems, we consistently strive to be an architecturally driven organization. We have actively and intentionally recruited strong talent to support our overall growth and demand for services in concert with ...

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  9. "Individual Commitment Makes the ALSAC Team"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    ALSAC is a great place to work! ALSAC offer competitive salary great benefits, incentives with various opportunities to learn and grow. My individual committed contribution to the work of St. Jude hospital save lives.

    Cons

    The campus is growing, parking is beginning to be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those who are silent.

    ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital2019-05-04

    ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    May 9, 2019Vice President of Communications

    We are honored to have your 10 plus years of commitment and dedication to ALSAC’s mission. Thank you personally for your contributions to our accomplishment and as we expand our mission we hope to provide a strong and supportive environment for all our employees. Thank you for taking ...

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  10. "ALSAC/ST. JUDE Celebrates ALL Cultures"

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    Current Employee - Director, Creative Operations Direct Marketing in Memphis, TN
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    ALSAC/St. Jude is an amazing place to work. Team members are offered many unique opportunities for professional and personal growth. They fully embrace you for who you are and also encourage and support you in so many ways. I am honored to volunteer and be a part of the Asian American Business Resource Group. This amazing group works collabratively to educate our teams on cultural immersion and how we could appreciate...

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    Cons

    One of the hardest things we deal with is seeing how cancer devastates a family. Being a mom, it breaks my heart to see a family go through anything like this. It takes great inner courage and compassion to do what we do everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to embrace and encourage us to grow not only professionally but personally in a way that we uplift our community internally and externally as a whole.

    ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital2019-05-01

    ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Response

    May 9, 2019Vice President of Communications

    We are honored to have your experience and long term dedication. Thank you for helping foster a collaborative and diverse environment that includes Asian Americans. We are humbled and excited that forty percent of our workforce are multicultural, and 22 percent and growing of senior ...

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