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Helpful (3)

"Rewarding and difficult job environment"

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Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Help cancer patients and their families

Cons

American Cancer Society is going through "Transformation" re-organization from a Divisional organization to a National organization and during this transition, many staff will lose their jobs.

Other Employee Reviews for American Cancer Society

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Often forgotten"

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    Current Employee - Patient Navigator
    Current Employee - Patient Navigator
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independant work ability, daily contact with cancer pts and the ability to help them

    Cons

    often felt left out of the loop...informaiton was not provided in a timely fashion

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what your doing nad tell people right away before staff satrt making up answers to their questions when you don't provide one.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Has the top leadership forgotten about the Mission and the employees? YES!"

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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

    Pros

    Great mission. Dedicated staff. Wonderful volunteers.

    Cons

    Top leadership has forgotten about the dedicated staff that work countless hours for the organization. Hiring within "transformation" has been extremely political and it has become the "good ole' boys club" of hiring friends over skill.
    The HR department is nonexistent and offers no support when a family member has cancer and it appears to be even worse if the employee has cancer. And good luck navigating and fighting with insurance during difficult times.
    Benefits get worse every year...and we are a health based organization.
    Google the salaries of the top layer of staff. Then you will know where the money actually goes.

    Advice to Management

    Change quickly or watch the organization continue to lose funds, staff, and the fight against cancer.

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