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"Great Mission, experience depends on department you work in"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Reasonable pay, coworkers are really great people, learn many things about cancer research, good benefits, working on something worthwhile, can travel (depending on your position), located right in Old City so you can take the train (or the buses or bike), secure building, nearby shops and restaurants, there's always meetings going on so getting a free lunch/snack is a possibility several times a month, annual company picnic and holiday dinner, upgraded technology, nice offices.

Cons

No flextime, no days in lieu even if you work massive overtime, no daycare, work-life balance is not good, very high turnover rate, some upper management expect their staff to work overtime and be available by phone and email anytime. Some positions do not advance very quickly-- could still be in an entry level position after 4-5 years with only minimal increases.

Advice to Management

No advice.

Other Employee Reviews for AACR

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Was good once, could be a lot better, going downhill rapidly"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Quiet, generally laid back, decent benefits, nice people. Great location in Olde City.

    Cons

    Management varies widely from department to department. Some managers are not very well qualified. Managers are heard to say some things that would get you fired anywhere else. Bad situations are left to go on much too long. Workers are generally dissatisfied. If the market were better, most people would quit. Management thinks we are all fascinated with cancer research, but we're not, we just need a job.

    Don't have off on most federal holidays. Sometimes we are the only ones working in the building (or in the city, for that matter). Rarely closes for snow, even when dangerous. Harassed about lateness constantly, even if it's only 5 minutes. No working from home option. No flextime. No hire back policy.

    It used to be much nicer but it's getting bigger and crappier every day.

    Advice to Management

    Ask your workers what they want and need. Respect your workers. Join the 21st century.


  2. "Associate Director Web"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AACR full-time

    Pros

    The mission: Prevent and cure cancer. Working with a great team to help support the cancer researchers around the world.

    Cons

    The organizational structure is top down. When the CEO is unavailable, decisions are not made. Micromanagement from the top slows progress.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate to senior management, trust the great people on the team to do their job.

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