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"Manager of Discovery Shop"

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Former Employee - Discovery Shop Manager in California City, CA
Former Employee - Discovery Shop Manager in California City, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

Good pay and benefits, loved the volunteers

Cons

Poor leadership and upper management, they ignore Ethics Complaints even though employees are at times required to make them

Advice to Management

Pay attention to Ethics Complaints, especially repeated ones about the same manger. Allow on-site managers to make more decisions without intrusion from above. Practice what you preach about treating people well. Don't promote based on tenure with company, promote managers based on management ability.

Other Employee Reviews for American Cancer Society

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Mid level managers are inept"

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    Former Employee - Income Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Income Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Responsible organization overall. Great resource for cancer patients and strong commitment to mission. There can be opportunities to work with minimal supervision if you earn it.

    Cons

    Wow, there are so many mid level managers that are completely unqualified and have no business sense. Extremely high turnover. Terrible "business models." Trainings are a waste of time. Complete lack of concern for entry level staff morale. Sad to say this because I believe in the organization, but from an employment standpoint I think it's a pretty bad place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves?


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to make a difference - as long as you stay inside the box."

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Albany, NY
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Cancer Society as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to help people. Most employees aren't there for the money, but because they are passionate about their job. Follow their "rules," and you'll be fine.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic. Set models and guidelines that you are expected to follow, yet they supposedly encourage out-of-the-box thinking.

    Advice to Management

    Actually encourage and reward people for being innovative! If you're going to structure yourself as a corporation, you need to restructure your management too.

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