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American Cancer Society Reviews

Updated February 21, 2018
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  • When you were taking vacation, management would contact via urgent text for things that could wait--work/life balance was "pitched" but never followed (in 111 reviews)

  • No work-life balance; constant night and weekend hours (in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Patient Resource Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is good, when you leave for the day - you are done, when you take PTO work doesn't pile up, Work From Home options available. Generous benefits and PTO. Case work is easy.

    Cons

    I don't feel like there are any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good fight!


  2. "Fantastic group to work with! I worked with the ACS to help raise money for the delay for life multiple times."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Recognition even for small contributions was always so nice to see.

    Cons

    I cant think of any cons from my brief experience. I enjoyed my experience.

  3. "great cause, needs updating"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, great patients, great supporters

    Cons

    Business model is antiquated which has resulted in layoffs over time. they are actively working on fixing htis.

    Advice to Management

    invest in staff


  4. "Great mission, ever-changing environment"

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    Current Employee - Community Development Manager
    Current Employee - Community Development Manager
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The mission of ACS is a great one and I am lucky to work with such a collaborative team.

    Cons

    Constant change and lack of resources for field staff to promote mission with regularly added responsibility.


  5. "Great mission, moving in right direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues, volunteers, mission, ability to work remotely

    Cons

    Restructuring has been necessary but difficult. Opportunities to advance in this organization are limited.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Administrative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The mission makes it all worthwhile

    Cons

    Constant change, no job security. Layoffs were rampant, as was staff turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency is key


  7. "Company experience"

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    Former Employee - Community Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Tampa, FL

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time

    Pros

    Amazing experience, great training, solid benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours, nights and some weekend work.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "OCO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Vacation time, a lot of options to work from home,

    Cons

    No pension, no merit increases, must be out sick for 5 work days before you can use sick time. Lack of communication for employees, low moral, very expensive to commute to work, no free parking corporate office is downtown.

    Advice to Management

    Communication and treat others as you would like to be treated.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great Mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time

    Pros

    The Mission of ACS is inspiring and fulfilling. Our goal of meeting the most important needs to support patients and caregivers and leading the fight against cancer is genuine and impactful. Most coworkers are passionate, caring, and talented individuals. Local programs and events genuinely allow volunteer and community members to make a difference. Flexible work arrangements available.

    Cons

    Constantly anxious about job security and health benefits. Large territories. No opportunity for upward mobility. Unequal work load across verticals.

    Advice to Management

    Unless there are more options for upward mobility, talent loss is inevitable. Lack of recognition in title or financial incentive after consistently achieving targets year after year needs to be addressed.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Impacting public health, great organization

    Cons

    Constant restructuring, makes you feel unsafe in your role


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