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"Inefficient charity with unsustainable business model"

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Former Employee - Marketing in Memphis, TN
Former Employee - Marketing in Memphis, TN
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I worked at Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

The hospital you work to support is one of the best medical centers in the world. Lower-level workers "get" the mission and sacrifice mightily to achieve it.

Cons

The management at the charity is incompetent, insensitive and overpaid. The charity's own expenses are rapidly approaching $200 million a year. That's unacceptable, especially when its donors are expecting the charity to spend their gifts on the children at the hospital, not the executives at the charity. The CEO's salary has nearly tripled in the past two years, even as he asks others to sacrifice for "the mission".

Advice to Management

At some point, spending a quarter of annual revenue on things like executive salaries and other perks will not be possible. This is why Charity Navigator downgraded this charity's rating over a year ago.

Other Employee Reviews for Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working for a great cause / charity
    Excellent food in hospital cafeteria
    On campus gym is a plus

    Cons

    Office politics can be a distraction


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Love this company"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Memphis, TN
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is extremely friendly. It's a humbling experience. You know that everything you do at your job is benefiting a child in need.

    Cons

    No cons, it was a fun environment. Perhaps a little outdated with the computers but it's a non-profit organization so you can't expect it to be really tech-y.

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