Canadian Cancer Society Reviews | Glassdoor.ca

Canadian Cancer Society Reviews

Updated 24 September, 2018
93 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.3
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Lynne Hudson
5 Ratings

93 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "Friendly people and great work life balance" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Great people work and volunteer here, great cause and real impact in the cause" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior Management had little respect for ground level workforce" (in 12 reviews)

  • "It's been a scary year for job security but it's definitely calming down" (in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Office Admin Volunteer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Canadian Cancer Society (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great office environment, wonderful downtown location.

    Cons

    I love it, no cons.


  2. "Friendly people"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Cancer Society full-time

    Pros

    Staff care about the cause

    Cons

    Lack of clarity on decision making authority

  3. "Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midtown Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midtown Toronto, ON
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Cancer Society full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pleasant social environment. Good location.

    Cons

    Going though a merger so uncertainty as to the direction of the organization was an issue. Should be getting better by now though.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent people. Because someone has been in a position for a long time, it does not automatically make them the best for the position.


  4. "fundraising"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Cancer Society full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good cause and good location.

    Cons

    much poaching from same organization
    negative goings-on swept under the rug
    low pay

    Advice to Management

    be open about difficult topics on a daily basis


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing department"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Cancer Society full-time

    Pros

    Cancer affects everyone so the cause is near and dear.

    Cons

    Entire departments are almost all former colleagues from another charity - people are poached and favouritism is highly seen.
    Constant restructuring and wasting of donor dollars. Very low morale. Little room for growth. Revolving door. Avoid if you can maybe in five years they will have their stuff together...

    Advice to Management

    Avoid favouritism. Listen to the front line staff. Talk to staff in person. Don’t hire entire teams from your former employer...


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great cause but misery in the ranks"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Cancer Society full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Making a difference in the lives of Canadians living with cancer.
    Incredible co-workers.

    Cons

    Constant infighting between original CCS staff and CBCF staff as well as between Nstional, Regional and Community Offices.

    No clear roles, people are asked to do several jobs with no change in title or position.
    Disconnect between senior staff and on the ground fundraisers.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate staff.
    Don’t sweep problems under the rug and pretend everything is going well.
    Take control so the infighting stops.


  7. "Lots of change"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Cancer Society full-time

    Pros

    Great people who genuinely care about the mission
    The hours are good
    Fantastic vacation policy

    Cons

    Organisational change has been unsettling for some employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating

  8. "Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canadian Cancer Society full-time

    Pros

    Loved my job. Wonderful, hardworking, caring staff and volunteers dedicated to the mission. I had a lot of opportunities to grow professionally during my time there.

    Cons

    Period of transition was tough, seeing colleagues' positions eliminated.


  9. "Great place, good people."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canadian Cancer Society part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good people, good fun.

    Cons

    Short contracts but they repeat each year


  10. "Communication Volunteer Team Leader"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Canadian Cancer Society part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you are a volunteer, there is a relaxed environment and generally good communication.

    Cons

    As an organization that relies heavily on donation, it lacks the room for individual growth and development.


Showing 93 of 111 reviews
Reset Filters