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great learning experience

Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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. Helpful (1)

    Okay as a started job.

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    Former Employee - Cancer Information Specialist in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Cancer Information Specialist in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good PTO. It's a relaxed atmosphere and you can wear jeans everyday. Can be very rewarding.

    Cons

    Like any call center job, people can be very mean over the phone and you are expected to know everything.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to the little people and quit trying to reinvent the wheel.

  2. Helpful (4)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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