American Cancer Society

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Great place to make a difference - as long as you stay inside the box.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY (US)

I have been working at American Cancer Society as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

Opportunity to help people. Most employees aren't there for the money, but because they are passionate about their job. Follow their "rules," and you'll be fine.

Cons

Very bureaucratic. Set models and guidelines that you are expected to follow, yet they supposedly encourage out-of-the-box thinking.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Actually encourage and reward people for being innovative! If you're going to structure yourself as a corporation, you need to restructure your management too.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Not the job I was expecting at all.

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    Former Employee - Community Relations in Waukesha, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Community Relations in Waukesha, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    More flexibility than other jobs and the ability to work from home was nice. I had nice coworkers who were willing to lend a hand as well.

    Cons

    Pretty much everything else was negative. Although we had many trainings so many of them were repeats and didn't share any new ideas. Three day overnight, out of town trainings are difficult for people with families and this didn't seem to be a concern of ACS.
    Management was not well trained or well versed in how to be effective mangers. ACS is NOT a transparent company and a lot of changes were made without staff input that would have been crucial to improving staff morale.
    Turnover is very high, but when 50 and 60 plus hour weeks are worked consistently with low pay and little to no encouragement, what do you expect?
    Management did not listen to employees who were in the field and talking to constituents, volunteers and others involved in events specifically Relay For Life events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take classes to become better managers. Offer advice and help to your employees and don't push them off on to their coworkers. Set attainable goals and listen to the people who are out in the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    i have been lucky to work for an organization that truly helps benefit the lives of cancer patients"

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    Former Employee - Event Outreach Specialist in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Event Outreach Specialist in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Many of the people are very passionate and truly want to improve the lives of cancer patients. Many of them have great values and are people you would want to associate with.

    Cons

    They are a bit old school and not always open to change. Don't necessarily utilize you for your full potential. Make contract workers feel like outsiders at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to change- be more innovative and creative.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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