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American Cancer Society New York City Reviews

Updated August 4, 2017
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  • Work life balance is non existent (in 104 reviews)

  • No work life balance, training process isn't helpful and most is unnecessary, lots of hours for little pay (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You help people and fight Cancer

    Cons

    transformation of the organization - a lot of turnover in staff

    Advice to Management

    Be innovative in how we raise money for the organization


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, lacks training/advancement"

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    Former Employee - Community Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Community Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, could not have asked for better co-workers.

    Cons

    Poor training/on-boarding. There were several major layoffs in my time working there

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide clear job responsibilities and have better uniformity between offices

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Community Engagement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company offers a somewhat flexible schedule (but skip if you don't like working any nights), And the overall mission is respectable.

    Cons

    Watch out for ever-changing job descriptions and goals that morph significantly over time. With the new model, the "CommunityEngagement" role appears to have been done away with, which is good, considering how many times the group's purpose was altered.

    Advice to Management

    Become actually approachable and amenable. Simply, just change.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fabulous place to work, kind staff and great cause!"

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    Former Employee - MSABC Recruiter in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - MSABC Recruiter in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    ACS is a nurturing place to work, with lots of opportunities to grow. The staff is kind and considerate. Being there you feel great about Making A Difference!

    Cons

    It's seasonal and there are many fellow recruiters coming and going. You will need to pick up the lose ends, but that's a way to challenge yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to have more permanent positions


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are good for employees

    Cons

    Tele commuting needs to be looked at.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity needs to be a priority


  6. "Great Mission"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Cancer Society as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great mission, lots of opportunities to learn. Wonderful groups of people to work with. You become an evangelist for the company long after the contract ends...

    Cons

    Hard to move from contract to permanent. Those who do seldom last more than a year or so

    Advice to Management

    Some roles that are currently contract would be better as permanent, and could be utilized by different initiatives to achieve strategic goals


  7. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Student Researcher in Fresh Meadows, NY
    Former Employee - Student Researcher in Fresh Meadows, NY

    I worked at American Cancer Society (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved the freedom I was given

    Cons

    I didn't feel as accomplished as I would have liked.

    Advice to Management

    nothing in particular.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "senior manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Tremendous flexibility on work hours and location. Great benefits. I feel like I'm helping people every single day by the work I do.

    Cons

    Many evening and weekend events. Too much work due to understaffing (although the reason is to keep overhead costs low so the most money possible goes to the mission)


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Working At ACS NYC"

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    Current Employee - Community in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Community in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy, Volunteer Relationships, Brand Name, Networking Opportunities, Benefits

    Cons

    Low Salaries
    Average Senior Management, Directors, Executives
    Growth Opportunities


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Missing how valuable it could be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    MIssion, passion, source of funding through community donations means lots of freedom to define agenda.

    Cons

    Too big and focused on status quo, disconnected from patient, structure that is holding it back.

    Advice to Management

    Make tough decisions for long term success!


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