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"Great Mission"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Great mission. Excellent benefits and competitive salary for nonprofit.

Cons

Too many expectations for mission staff. Need to focus our efforts to make the biggest impact.

Other Employee Reviews for American Cancer Society

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Perfect? Not yet. But worthwhile and challenging work for a worthy cause ..."

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    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worthy mission, overall motivated, hard-working, and competent staff, supportive management (at least in my office), competitive salary with good benefits

    Cons

    Slow to change turf-protective culture, lack of work/life balance, slow pace of change and related ongoing uncertainty, out of date technology

    Advice to Management

    Delimiting the mission is key - ultimately staff must feel like their work has been truly focused and they are able to concentrate on doing a reasonable number of things well.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Big disconnect with field staff and tons of politics when it comes to advancement"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Incredible Mission, respected brand, wonderful volunteers

    Cons

    -tenured staff not appreciated or well utilized
    -offers of taking on greater responsibility rebuffed
    -losing connection to heart and soul of organization

    Advice to Management

    At the state level, leaders are very busy looking out for themselves and not for the good of the organization. If you're not a current "pet" in the eyes of leadership, you have no opportunity to advance. it's time to clean house or you will be losing many more valuable staff members.

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