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"I liked the other reviewers Organized Chaos"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
Positive Outlook

I have been working at Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital full-time

Pros

Great Mission the work is all for the children who really need it

Cons

Out of the blue - Moving in all directions strategies

Advice to Management

Create working groups. Where is the on boarding? Reduce the stranglehold HR and Legal have

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

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Orchestrated chaos"

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    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Alsac - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The mission
    Some very nice, good people
    Culture is changing for the better
    Working on the St Jude campus - including access to indoor and outdoor walking paths, an amazing cafeteria, and a wellness center (i.e., gym)

    (Note: This review is specific to the fundraising organization - ALSAC. By all accounts, St Jude has an entirely different culture.)

    Cons

    Silos within leadership
    Neither clear roles nor accountability for decisions in many cases
    Frequent shifts as the organization tries to find a structure that supports its objectives
    Organizational and individual talent needed for success is allowed (sometimes encouraged) to leave while those commonly agreed to be impediments are retained
    Poor execution and performance is not proactively addressed - coaching, mentoring and day-to-day development is lacking. Lack of repercussions for ongoing 'slacking'. Continued approval of perks to reward poor performance
    Bureaucratic, non-valued added processes (think cut and paste documents required in abundance without regard for their usefulness) abound
    Poor communication to employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop relying on the mission to overshadow systemic problems within the organization
    Retain and reward high performers, and remove poor performers
    Continue the improvements that are underway - and increase the pace of change


  2. Helpful (7)

    "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.

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