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"great learning experience"

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Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

I worked at American Cancer Society as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

very dedicated staff, friendly, passionate

Cons

beware of public health bureaucracy which can frustrate even the most passionate worker

Other Employee Reviews for American Cancer Society

  1. "Executive Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility to run your unit and team pretty much as you wish. If you enjoy meeting new people and being out in the community, then this is great for you.

    Cons

    Very little training for any level in the company. They believe in baptism by fire. They are just happy to fill a position and move on. The same happens when you have an opening below you. They want you to do your job and that one, while keeping all balls in the air, hire someone fast, verses hiring the right person for the job. Its a revolving door because goals are set by higher ups without any community based knowledge about the communities, events or competition. Expect to work lots of night and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Read your exit interviews!!


  2. Helpful (5)

    "John Seffrin needs to go on Undercover Boss and see how Division staff treats field staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Representative
    Former Employee - Community Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with cancer patients
    Benefits
    Making own schedule

    Cons

    Too many of the Midsouth Division have never been in the field or have been out of the field for so long they've forgotten what it's like. Field staff is busting their butt and Division staff was constantly telling us we weren't doing enough and making too many excuses. BUT, they sure found enough money to go on a retreat to Orlando and post it on Facebook for our volunteers/donors to see how they were being such great stewards of their money.And they kept changing everything which made it harder not only for the staff but for the volunteers. A MAJOR decision was made at RFL Summit while they walked from one meeting to the other. Never took the time to see how it would affect staff and volunteers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just sit behind your computer looking at numbers. Get out in the field once a week with a community rep. Get to know what's going on in the communities instead of assuming the field staff just isn't working hard enough or making up excuses. And STOP changing everything every year. A school made almost $5000 with 1000 steps for a cure but the next year when they changed it to Relay Recess and made the kids raise $150 for a t-shirt, instead of $40 like the year before, the same school only raised $1800. And stop changing the RFL websites every year. Simplify the website and leave it the same!

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