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"America Cancer Society"

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Current Employee - Volunteer Development in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Volunteer Development in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great working environment for those who are caring, loving and people oriented.

Cons

Pay could be a little better. Corporate is very political.

Advice to Management

Cut out the politics. You are supposed to be a not for profit.

Other Employee Reviews for American Cancer Society

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Big non-profit with lots of internal barriers to progress."

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    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The size and reach of the American Cancer Society is it's greatest asset. It has a grass roots army of dedicated volunteers who are uber passionate about the mission and believe in the organization and community managers who can drive that mission. Compensation at the National level is good but at the divisional level not as good.

    Cons

    It is an organization that is hindered by internal politics and jockeying for power. It over uses consultancy resources and spend too much on those resources rather than leveraging the intelligence of their own employees with years of experience. Though it claims to be customer centric its antiquated CRM system is a hindrance to improving it's relationship with customers.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. There are so many at ACS that have years of experience that is being lost in the drive toward transformative change. Strive to create a culture of inclusiveness instead of driving for constant growing revenue and ignoring the needs of our customers to feel part of the worldwide movement to end Cancer.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Bureaucracy slows this organization from effectiveness and accomplishing meaningful progress."

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    Former Employee - National Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - National Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand recognition, donors support this organization simply for it's name.

    Cons

    The organization gets in the way of itself, making progress nearly impossible. Bureaucracy at it's finest, with so many policies, procedures and rules in place that one can not do their job and donor dollars are wasted. Corporate Center departments have an exaggerated view of their value and frequently give responses to flex their muscle while having a negative impact on fundraising.

    Advice to Management

    Downsize Corporate Center departments, break down the bureaucracy that slows down efficacy. Focus on building a company culture that unites your workforce.

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