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Former Employee - Speaker in Salt Lake City, UT
Former Employee - Speaker in Salt Lake City, UT
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I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

It was lots of fun to work with amazing people that try to continue forward and make huge changes in the way people view cancer

Cons

It is a rough time to be in a non profit. Raises never happened and there was a loss of moral toward the end

Other Employee Reviews for American Cancer Society

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Fun and exciting but not a good job for anyone with a family."

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    Former Employee - Community Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Community Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Volunteers are fantastic, co-workers are fun and enthusiastic. Great about compensating for gas, mileage, and working meals (meetings at lunch, meetings at dinner, etc.).

    Cons

    Management was trying to grow the market-share too quickly (requiring too many individual Relay for Life events in one area) rather than focusing on the events they had that were struggling. Need better training on HOW to do the job, not just training on history of the company, watching marketing videos, and tolerance/hr tasks.

    This job requires a lot of night and weekend work as your volunteers are at their own jobs during the day, so meetings will be at lunch, after 5, and/or on the weekend. You have to be willing and understanding when volunteers don't show up, decide not to help anymore, or have conflicts because even though it is not their job, it is your job. This can be very frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Turnover is incredibly high which is distracting to volunteers. Please listen to what the employees in the field are telling you about their constituents and communities. They are the ones pounding the pavement and hearing the thoughts, feelings, and ideas of the volunteers and residents.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Poor Management, low pay and too many hours"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    We definitley help cancer patients and their families. Huge variety in my day to day work keeps it very rewarding

    Cons

    Incredible amount of inept leaders. Over paid CEO and executives. Lack of recognition for staff that deserve it and poor staff kept in positions they should not be in. Bad leadership!

    Advice to Management

    Clean House-- Get some real management talent here who earn what they make. Correct the ridiculous levels of top management salaries right away. Get realistic about expectations from staff. Really recognize staff that deserve it.

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