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

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for American Cancer Society

  1. Helpful (3)

    "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?


  2. Helpful (2)

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

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    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.

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