American Cancer Society - Good mission, varied employment opportunities in organization undergoing restructuring | Glassdoor
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Helpful (3)

"Good mission, varied employment opportunities in organization undergoing restructuring"

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Current Employee - Management in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Management in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

Most employees strongly support the mission and this provides a meaningful context to daily work. Over 40 nobel prize winning scientists have been supported by ACS funding. Services are provided to patients in need and educational efforts can help save lives.

Cons

It takes many years for progressive changes to be implemented due to a culture of closed-door politics and lack of strong leadership enforcement of best practices. Many trying to advance are stuck with poor rewards from a bad economy and trying to please too many levels of management.

Advice to Management

Stand up for the smart decisions, not the politically pleasing ones.

Other Employee Reviews for American Cancer Society

  1. Helpful (3)

    "A really tough environment to work in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great mission and potential for excellence. Hardworking staff dedicated to making a difference in cancer prevention, research, and treatment.

    Cons

    Very dysfunctional bureaucracy that prevents the organization from delivering on its mission and helping patients. No professional development opportunities for younger, mid-level staff.

    Advice to Management

    Retain young talent by rewarding hard work and dedication.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding organization, driving hard to end cancer!"

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    Current Employee - Community Representative
    Current Employee - Community Representative

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

    Pros

    Fullfilling role and very supportive staff.

    Cons

    Additional time outside the 9:00-5:00 work schedule

    Advice to Management

    Constant positive feedback and appreciation for the volunteers.

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