American Cancer Society

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great learning experience

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

very dedicated staff, friendly, passionate

Cons

beware of public health bureaucracy which can frustrate even the most passionate worker

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poor Management, low pay and too many hours

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    We definitley help cancer patients and their families. Huge variety in my day to day work keeps it very rewarding

    Cons

    Incredible amount of inept leaders. Over paid CEO and executives. Lack of recognition for staff that deserve it and poor staff kept in positions they should not be in. Bad leadership!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean House-- Get some real management talent here who earn what they make. Correct the ridiculous levels of top management salaries right away. Get realistic about expectations from staff. Really recognize staff that deserve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fun and exciting but not a good job for anyone with a family.

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    Former Employee - Community Representative in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Community Representative in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Volunteers are fantastic, co-workers are fun and enthusiastic. Great about compensating for gas, mileage, and working meals (meetings at lunch, meetings at dinner, etc.).

    Cons

    Management was trying to grow the market-share too quickly (requiring too many individual Relay for Life events in one area) rather than focusing on the events they had that were struggling. Need better training on HOW to do the job, not just training on history of the company, watching marketing videos, and tolerance/hr tasks.

    This job requires a lot of night and weekend work as your volunteers are at their own jobs during the day, so meetings will be at lunch, after 5, and/or on the weekend. You have to be willing and understanding when volunteers don't show up, decide not to help anymore, or have conflicts because even though it is not their job, it is your job. This can be very frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turnover is incredibly high which is distracting to volunteers. Please listen to what the employees in the field are telling you about their constituents and communities. They are the ones pounding the pavement and hearing the thoughts, feelings, and ideas of the volunteers and residents.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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