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"Great place to start out of college and get your feet wet but get out fast."

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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

Pros

The time off. Once you've been there for a while it becomes hard to leave so do your time and move on. Otherwise, it becomes hard to leave with such a great PTO package.
The volunteers and the mission are a pro too.

Cons

Upper level management. Through the transformation, many have been securing job that don't have the qualifications needed or experience. It's hard to be led by people who haven't earned respect yet.

Other Employee Reviews for American Cancer Society

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Tragic"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cancer Information Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Cancer Information Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping people find support and assistance, informing them of their treatment options. Can be interesting and challenging to meet the callers needs.

    Cons

    Pay is horrible, structure is non-existent, there are constant changes and transformations to the structure, policies and a fixation on the negative, that fails to recognize effort and thus compensate appropriately.

    Advice to Management

    fire yourselves


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Might be an OK place to work in a few years"

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    Former Employee - Director of Special Events
    Former Employee - Director of Special Events
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a great cause to work for, with lots of great, highly dedicated volunteers, but I'm happy to be out. Benefits are great!

    Cons

    I worked there for 6-7 years before the Nationwide Transformation started. I hope they will be able to get straightened out with all of the staff changes and hiring of new, inexperienced people in order to save money. Morale was never high, and people tended to feel unappreciated and overworked. I can only imagine how bad it is now with less staff. Those who stayed on in these newly developed positions don't even know what they're doing, or what they're supposed to do. ACS reorganized in an attempt to get rid of too much upper management, yet they are now siloed with just as many highly paid upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the accomplishments of your employees instead of constantly asking for more. Have a clear plan before you start rolling things out on a big scale. Keep some people around who actually know what they're doing.


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