American Cancer Society - A great national brand to work for in a life-saving field, tempered by fragmented and variable local efforts | Glassdoor
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"A great national brand to work for in a life-saving field, tempered by fragmented and variable local efforts"

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Former Employee - Special Events in Cedar Knolls, NJ
Former Employee - Special Events in Cedar Knolls, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at American Cancer Society full-time

Pros

-Great starting salary, comprehensive benefits, and development programs, employees discounts
-Working with local communities to provide services to those in need
-A very involved, feel-good line of work

Cons

-Deceptively "transformational", many progressive and creative improvements company-wide are inflated
-Workplace environment drastically different between regions
-Very narrow ladder of advancement, whoever hangs around the longest can expect to advance

Advice to Management

Listen to your own calls for "transformation" and allow a 100yr old behemoth move into the 21st century.

Other Employee Reviews for American Cancer Society

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not the job I was expecting at all."

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    Former Employee - Community Relations in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Community Relations in Waukesha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    More flexibility than other jobs and the ability to work from home was nice. I had nice coworkers who were willing to lend a hand as well.

    Cons

    Pretty much everything else was negative. Although we had many trainings so many of them were repeats and didn't share any new ideas. Three day overnight, out of town trainings are difficult for people with families and this didn't seem to be a concern of ACS.
    Management was not well trained or well versed in how to be effective mangers. ACS is NOT a transparent company and a lot of changes were made without staff input that would have been crucial to improving staff morale.
    Turnover is very high, but when 50 and 60 plus hour weeks are worked consistently with low pay and little to no encouragement, what do you expect?
    Management did not listen to employees who were in the field and talking to constituents, volunteers and others involved in events specifically Relay For Life events.

    Advice to Management

    Take classes to become better managers. Offer advice and help to your employees and don't push them off on to their coworkers. Set attainable goals and listen to the people who are out in the field.


  2. "i have been lucky to work for an organization that truly helps benefit the lives of cancer patients""

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    Former Contractor - Event Outreach Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Event Outreach Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many of the people are very passionate and truly want to improve the lives of cancer patients. Many of them have great values and are people you would want to associate with.

    Cons

    They are a bit old school and not always open to change. Don't necessarily utilize you for your full potential. Make contract workers feel like outsiders at times.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to change- be more innovative and creative.

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