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Susan G. Komen for the Cure Reviews

Updated May 9, 2017
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Pros
  • They have recently changed vision to 'Reduce breast cancer deaths in the US by 50% in the next 10 years' I have no doubt in my mind they will do it (in 6 reviews)

  • Great mission and name recognition (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Difficulty working between Headquarters and Affiliates; In need of innovation; No Benefits provided; Little work/life balance at times (in 8 reviews)

  • Employee moral was already low, but after the Planned Parenthood debacle and subsequent drop in donations, it is horrible (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Affiliate Grants Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Affiliate Grants Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Affiliate Grants Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Susan G. Komen for the Cure full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and great location

    Cons

    No opportunities for career growth and or development


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Affiliate staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Susan G. Komen for the Cure full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great mission and name recognition. Good central auditing of financial operations.

    Cons

    Poor central management; no board limits; senior management at national level has been in place for too long; too political.

    Advice to Management

    Komen may never fully recover from debacle with Planned Parenthood which was totally the responsibility of Komen, its board, and senior management. Implement board limits and don't appoint misogynist members of senior management.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Run don't walk away from Komen"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Susan G. Komen for the Cure full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some dedicated people in place, ones that are passionate about the mission

    Cons

    Honestly, everything else. They're pay isn't competitive, their review process is horrible. Most importantly they have the wrong senior leadership staff in place. Unfortunately in those positions it is a constant revolving door and as soon as a new senior leader is hired they want to change things to do it "their way". Every two - three years there is an overhaul which makes it hard to be successful. I don't see them changing their ways, every talented person I've met has left because of the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Review your senior leadership team, listen to the lower level staff!


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  5. "Volunteer/Operations Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Volunteer Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Volunteer Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Susan G. Komen for the Cure full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff is very dedicated to mission. Small staff and work very well with each other.
    Generous paid vacation, personal leave, and sick leave. Very understanding and willing to work with employee for personal time/hours.Open to new ideas.

    Cons

    Two months of extremely busy work schedules with signature event in summer. Not a set policy for overtime and compensation of time.
    Not alot of chance for advancement.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Could be great...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Susan G. Komen for the Cure full-time

    Pros

    Best reason to work for KOMEN is their cause. There are lots of dedicated people there

    Cons

    Downside: very clickish. People really either very tenured or new and new people are often ignored and not nurtured. If you don't find your "group" you are alone. All departments function autonomously with no collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together. Pay attention to new hires and all the silos created. Need more collaboration between departments. Get the affiliates in control, they are inmates running the asylum.


  7. "program manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewisville, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewisville, TX

    I have been working at Susan G. Komen for the Cure (More than a year)

    Pros

    you feel a real sense of ownership over your program

    Cons

    lack of fundamental processes to provide efficiencies and and integrated team environment. in turn, the culture suffers.


  8. "Great Experience, Poor Pay/Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Susan G. Komen for the Cure (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment within Affiliate

    Cons

    Difficulty working between Headquarters and Affiliates; In need of innovation; No Benefits provided; Little work/life balance at times.

    Advice to Management

    Work on ways to provide better pay and benefits to Affiliate employees.


  9. "Friendly and Effectively"

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    Former Employee - Public Affairs Intern in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Public Affairs Intern in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to enhance the nonprofit management skills. Nice boss and effectively work environment.

    Cons

    They don't have many people in Columbia, MO. The career opportunities are not very many. It's better to expand the company with more people and more money.

    Advice to Management

    Everything is perfect.


  10. "Great Mission; Bad Executive Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Texas in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Texas in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Komen's strength is the staff. The general employee population are hard-working, passionate and intelligent people who give their best every day for a great cause.

    Cons

    Executive leadership lacks integrity and the selfless drive to effectively move the mission forward.

    Advice to Management

    Put aside egos and personal agendas for the greater good


  11. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - IT Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - IT Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Susan G. Komen for the Cure full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The group I worked for in the IT Department was great. They take care of their employees fairly. You will be paid well per standards, and pay a decent bonus whenever the company does well. There is no stress since the managers in this department are organized and tend to make their employees keep things organized. Terrific work-life balance, second to none I have seen. Will work out good for people with kids, especially moms.

    Cons

    Not sure about the growth of the company. If you are very ambitious, you might want to look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    From my perspective, Management does a decent job of taking care of employees. No advice for now!


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