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"Great mission, poor management"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for American Cancer Society

  1. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  2. 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.

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