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"Ups and downs"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Great mission, rewarding to do meaningful work. Great benefits and vacation. Passionate volunteers. Training opportunities are available.

Cons

It will probably be a few years before the whole organization gets back on track. Work/life balance is bad for most people at the HQ office, but some seem to be doing very little. Executives are out of touch with manager and director level staff. Low morale, fear of layoffs is constant. Progressive employee health and wellbeing programs are needed to improve health, productivity, and morale.

Advice to Management

Take a look at these reviews and take immediate action. Set an example for other organizations by creating a culture that serves employees well while increasing productivity.

Other Employee Reviews for American Cancer Society

  1. "Worked as an epidemiologist for 1.5 years and learned a lot."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Epidemiologist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Epidemiologist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. People are very easy to work with. They are nice and supportive.
    2. Have unique opportunity to work with data from large cohort studies.
    3. Well paid.

    Cons

    Outside cooperation is limited.
    Really no big complains so far.


  2. ""Very nice people and opportunity""

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    Former Intern - Summer Research Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Summer Research Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Cancer Society as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked in their now defunct summer research program. It was a great opportunity to gain research experience and get to know scientists in the field. The people in the lab that I worked in were very nice and always willing to teach me and walk me through things. ACS program coordinators were supportive and offered great advice and support.

    Cons

    The internship was a wonderful opportunity, but I wish that the selection of sites to send interns was more in tune with our personal interests than random placement.

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