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"Great mission, tries to support employees, but often misses the mark."

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Current Employee - Community Relationship Manager
Current Employee - Community Relationship Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (More than a year)

Pros

You get to fight cancer on a national level, which makes you feel good. The volunteers you work with are passionate and fun, and are probably the best part of the job.

Cons

Depending what office you are in, there can be little room for growth. Salary is on the low side. You are encouraged to be entrepreneurial and reinvent, but are often stymied when you try to. They throw around the word "support" a lot and don't give you what you really need. There is a lot of overlap in duties.

Advice to Management

Let your income staff actually be creative and give them the chance to listen to what the community wants. Hire from within if you can. Be smart when you are supporting folks-do successful income staff really need 2 supervisors, or are there some new folks who really could use the help?

Other Employee Reviews for American Cancer Society

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great mission, poor management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Community Representative
    Former Employee - Community Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great volunteers and mission, good benefits and salary for a non-profit, team building and idea sharing with other community representatives

    Cons

    Long hours, meetings just to meet, management discourages their employees from having a personal life (significant other, children, outside activities), managers do not treat people equally

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so political and treat people equally and fairly. Do not lie to us to our face about advancement opportunities.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "America Cancer Society"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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