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"Hard work but meaningful and thoughtful"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Regional Director, Making Strides in Rochester, NY
Current Employee - Regional Director, Making Strides in Rochester, NY
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Company allows schedule flexibility and encourages professional development. Highly driven and innovative atmosphere.

Cons

Work can be intense - task-wise and emotionally due to the nature of the business. Some days/weeks are very long and stressful but staff are encouraged to find balance and recuperate.

Advice to Management

Continue to celebrate successes and assess how we do business so we can continue giving the best support to those in need.

Other Employee Reviews for American Cancer Society

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Loved the volunteers, I was very successful but management is terrible."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relay for Life Manager in Durango, CO
    Former Employee - Relay for Life Manager in Durango, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with survivors, caregivers and volunteers. Relay For Life is a very cathartic experience that was honor to be a part of producing.

    Cons

    Supervisors and upper management are completely out of touch with the communities in the more remote areas like Durango, CO. The volunteers do not appreciate their trying to micro manage their communities. Supervisors can be absolute bullies and get away with it. Very sad.

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with your CRM's and appreciate the hard work that they perform.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Wished I had known more about reality than just the name recogniion"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - DetermiNATION Coordinator
    Former Employee - DetermiNATION Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The "feeling" that you are in a position to help raise funds to help fight cancer.

    Cons

    Low pay
    Constant demands on your personal time
    Unending micro-management in order to scare you into raising more and more money
    Job ends up costing you as many supplies you need will never be approved, so you end up buying them out of your own pocket since they can yield benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Where to start? Don't enter into shady contractual dealings with for profit entities who are doing more than touting you as a CHARITY partner when in fact you are paying for the privilege of bringing them participants and increasing their bottom line. DetermiNATION anyone?


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