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"Not what I expected"

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Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great Team
Great Benefits
Popular Company
The missions of ACS

Cons

Low Salary
Not many growth opportunities, but expect more responsibilities with no raise or bonus
You will start out doing on job and can be assign anything by any other manager, even if they are not in your department.
The company is constantly changing and many people are afraid of losing their jobs.
They expect you to raise money and recruit volunteers not matters what your position is.
Even though its a non-profit...it feels very corporate

Other Employee Reviews for American Cancer Society

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Low pay, lots of hours"

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    Former Employee - Income Development Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Income Development Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mission Focused- Great feeling working with cancer survivors and people impacted by the disease
    Working with volunteers

    Cons

    Inexperienced Management
    Low pay
    Overworked-75+hours
    Potential layoffs in the future

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff
    Help the development team (more than a loop around the Relay For Life track once a year is not enough)
    Be flexible with hours (and have it be fair across the office)
    Help with sponsorship opportunities
    Transparency---everything always felt like a secret
    Merge Relay For LIfe events--- staff spend too much time on failing events


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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?

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