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Canadian Cancer Society Reviews

Updated 6 June, 2018
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  • "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)

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  1. "Review"

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    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.


  2. "Great place, good people."

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    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

  3. "Communication Volunteer Team Leader"

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    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.


  4. "Donor Relations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Canadian Cancer Society full-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience in a diverse environment

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

    Advice to Management

    N.A


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing cause, they do a lot of great work, meet a lot of amazing volunteers.

    Cons

    Financial issues lately have caused a lot of cuts. It's been a scary year for job security but it's definitely calming down.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your employees log their overtime or mileage. It's easy to feel guilty logging time and expenses from a charity.


  6. "work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice place to work but lack of opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Salary freeze in affect for last few years


  7. "Health policy advocate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Cancer Society part-time

    Pros

    Fun and they don't over work

    Cons

    Working is always hard and stressful

  8. "Positive Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canadian Cancer Society full-time

    Pros

    great team, positive, helpful, clear role

    Cons

    non-profit so no salary increases


  9. "IT Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team players and work environment

    Cons

    Upper Management not very transparent on current state of events

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be more transparent to ALL staff.


  10. "Fundraiser"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canadian Cancer Society full-time

    Pros

    Mission work (volunteer drivers, peer support and information) was incredible
    Excellent research reputation
    Flex time

    Cons

    In the past bullying was permitted, especially by those favoured in the organization
    Change management handled poorly

    Advice to Management

    Use change management practices
    Require all leaders to be accountable for their behaviours


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