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"Great place to work, if you are ready to work hard."

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Current Employee - Executive Director in Grand Rapids, MI
Current Employee - Executive Director in Grand Rapids, MI
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Pros

Amazing connection to the mission, unbelievably dedicated and sharp senior leadership. If you know how to work well with volunteers, there is no limit to what you can accomplish at ACS.

Cons

Sometimes the strong committment of staff and leadership leads to a poor work life balance. Working with volunteers means you have to be available nights and weekends, and they seem to add up. If you're not interested in working with volunteers, you will not be successful at ACS.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work listening to your staff, and help them try to find a better work life balance.

Other Employee Reviews for American Cancer Society

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Eastern Division: Reputable organization, highly dysfunctional "corporate" culture"

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    Former Employee - Marketing and Communications in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing and Communications in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Medical benefits, paid time off, holidays, flexible work schedule (although there is no clear discription of this and will vary depending on your manager), solid mission statement, if you have the opportunity to work with patients you can achieve sense of fulfillment and meaning in your work

    Cons

    -Low morale
    -Empty initiative regarding employee engagement survey, minimal or no action taken on results
    -favortism
    -organization does not deal effectively with poor performers
    -incompetent managers who do not inspire one's best work, are disrespectful to their direct reports, and are lacking in the ability to deliver clear and regular feedback on performance
    -lack of recognition is widespread
    -secretive leadership; completely lacking in open and honest communication with employees
    -unresponsive to changes in the business environment resulting in unrealistic goals set on individual work plans
    -difficulty retaining high level/productive employees due to hostile work environments in certain divsional/regional offices
    -in some instances, poor treatment of volunteers

    Advice to Management

    -Treat all employees and volunteers with respect
    -Deliver recognition to individuals
    -Inform employees of changes to policies, procedures, and programs with honest explanations and in a timely manner
    -Create more development opportunities for employees
    -communication, sensitivity, and leadership training mandatory for all managers
    -provide employees with clear and promising direction to improve low morale
    -demonstrate work/life balance


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Wonderful External reputation - Terrible Internal culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Offers great programs for cancer patients and their families, it can be rewarding to feel like you are working for a good cause.

    Cons

    Negative environment that is very hierarchal, very title driven culture, lots if inflated titles and salaries, promotions are given based on who you know not what you know, hard for minorities to advance in organization, most minorities are in support level positions, incompetent supervisors/managers that are self promoting and egotistical, lack of accountability for people managers.

    Advice to Management

    People managers should be help accountable and rewarded based on how well they manage their staff and represent the organization's core values internally. Ongoing diversity and sensitivity training should be manadatory for all staff.

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