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"A good company to start out with, but not for the long term."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The mission of the organization is great and many of the volunteers I work with are wonderful and inspiring. ACS provides good benefits and PTO as well.

Cons

Transformation was downplayed from the beginning and many employees were uncertain whether they would have a job or not for a very long time. It also created awkward situations in the office when employees were let go.

The job has very long hours for what we are paid, and whether or not you have a flexible schedule depends on who your manager is. There are very few opportunities for advancement, so many employees are stuck in field positions. For the employees in field positions, there are very high expectations and many times we do not have the resources we need to reach our goals, or we get the resources too late.

Advice to Management

The most successful managers I have worked with have been in field positions and have worked their way up. When managers are hired from outside the organization, often times they don't fully understand what the field staff job is really about.

Also, when employees work such long hours with evenings and weekends, they should be able to have a flexible schedule and not be required to be in the office 9-5 every day as well.

Other Employee Reviews for American Cancer Society

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Not at all what I expected"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Volunteers, PTO(but you can never take the time off)

    Cons

    No work/life balance(just because they will not hire enough staff, so everyone is overworked) no support from upper management, an overabundance of conference calls that go nowhere and inadequate training-it is as if you are set up for failure. I now know why there is such a high turnover rate in my position.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more employees and reconstruct the duties of the field staff that is respectful to their lives and sanity! No wonder you cannot keep anyone in these positions.


  2. "Always busy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time

    Pros

    Life/work balance
    Always busy, never boring
    Great people to work with
    Great mission
    Allow to work from home

    Cons

    We are currently going through a change and that takes time. Lots of unknowns.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent

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