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

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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?

Other Employee Reviews for American Cancer Society

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience and way to directly serve people dealing with a cancer diagnosis."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent mission. Powerful cadre of volunteers and staff. High quality information. Great brand recognition.

    Cons

    Top heavy. Trying to cover too many areas and having trouble staying focused. Wasted time, money and energy on flying to meeting and being in planning stages more than implimentation stages.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from the people out in the field. Trust them. Have a more collaborative management style which fosters team work and loyalty. Don't expect more than 40 hour weeks. Be generous with praise and recognition. Put direct patient services as a priority.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Personal time beware"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager
    Current Employee - Community Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission, good people wanting to do the right thing, events and activities are inspiring. If you like it and are willing to move or travel a lot for business there is room for advancement. Your experience will differ greatly based on the type of vp and managers you have.

    Cons

    You spend around 50 hours a week working. There r unrealistic goals and if you get an area that is widespread geographically you might as well kiss your free time goodbye. Working with volunteers can be a rewarding experience but remember that this is just an ancillary project for them.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to control every aspect. Community managers are able to make intelligent decisions. Goals are important but make the event fun and the money will come

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