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American Cancer Society CEO Gary Reedy
Gary Reedy
321 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/Life Balance, not hard to exceed income goals if you are good at managing a team and are a good relationship builder(in 77 reviews)

  • "Being there you feel great about Making A Difference(in 72 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Health Systems

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    Current Employee - Primary Care Physician in Virginias Chesapeake Shores, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Amazing culture, loose management (no micromanaging) supportive of family, meaningful work. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Jobs can dissolve and positions can be eliminated without warning.

    Advice to Management

    Make better use of your social media accounts. Invest in community work, look at grass-root fundraising, not just chasing big fish. There is value in the smaller, local community groups, and health organizations. Just because it’s small doesn’t mean it can’t be impactful. Your presence is needed in the community

  2. Great mission driven company

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    Former Employee - Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Mission, camaraderie, benefits, flexibility, fun

    Cons

    So many company reorganizations within a short number of years is exhausting

  3. Great Place To Work!

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    Current Employee - CDM in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Intrinsic satisfaction, flexible work environment, great colleagues

    Cons

    long hours at times during event season

    Advice to Management

    stay in touch with daily challenges

  4. Great work environment

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at American Cancer Society

      Pros

      Great mission, help make a difference

      Cons

      A lot of staff turnover, lack of communication between departments

    • Area Executive Director

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      Current Employee - Area Executive Director 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Work/Life Balance, not hard to exceed income goals if you are good at managing a team and are a good relationship builder

      Cons

      New insurance plan has a few kinks, leadership seems to be working to address them.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to the staff who meet and exceed their goals as often as possible. Best practice sharing is useful.

    • Helpful (3)

      Upper management has no clue

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

      I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Work/life balance, fantastic cause, passionate coworkers

      Cons

      Upper management has no clue how things work on the field management level.

      Advice to Management

      Spend a day in the local communities with the employees who are face to face with the public.

    • Depends on what you are looking for

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at American Cancer Society full-time

        Pros

        Great coworkers and wonderful volunteers

        Cons

        Constantly changing and letting people go that truly had a great work ethic.

      • Competitive, but fair working environment

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        Current Employee - Corporate Account Manager in Campbell, CA
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Great flexibility, good colleagues, good vacation time, very mission oriented

        Cons

        Really competitive, constant change, challenging personalities, hard to get everyone on same page.

        Advice to Management

        Leadership demonstrations collaboration from top down.

      • No matter how much money you give, it’s never enough

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        Former Employee - Program Manager in Denver, CO
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at American Cancer Society full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Great benefits and they have great programs for patients

        Cons

        You never know if your job is safe

        Advice to Management

        Show employees a bit of appreciation now and again

      • Decent place work, great mission.

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        Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Will hire older experienced staff. Generally nice to work for. Pay is okay. Great volunteers. Realistic goals.

        Cons

        A lot of work. Deadlines with minimal time to get it all done. No bonuses.

        Advice to Management

        Bonus structure to meet goals would attract higher level staff members.

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