American Cancer Society

  www.cancer.org
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A great national brand to work for in a life-saving field, tempered by fragmented and variable local efforts

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Former Employee - Special Events in Cedar Knolls, NJ (US)
Former Employee - Special Events in Cedar Knolls, NJ (US)

I worked at American Cancer Society full-time

Pros

-Great starting salary, comprehensive benefits, and development programs, employees discounts
-Working with local communities to provide services to those in need
-A very involved, feel-good line of work

Cons

-Deceptively "transformational", many progressive and creative improvements company-wide are inflated
-Workplace environment drastically different between regions
-Very narrow ladder of advancement, whoever hangs around the longest can expect to advance

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your own calls for "transformation" and allow a 100yr old behemoth move into the 21st century.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Poor morale, incompetent upper management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - great cause
    - meeting great, passionate volunteers
    - supportive co-workers (for the most part)
    - good started job

    Cons

    - incompetent upper management who don't do any real work and push it lower level employees
    - upper management that take credit for goals met, but push the blame on to lower level employees when failures happen
    - useless mandatory trainings that repeat the same things over and over again (probably because of the high turn over rate)
    - incredibly bureaucratic ... you can't do anything without checking with your manager, which is the opposite of the "think outside the box" mantra they tell you at trainings
    - no accountability for upper level management
    - input from lower level employees are not often asked for, and when they are, they are mostly ignored (why bother even asking us in the first place?)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clean house, more accountability, recognize your hard working community representatives that do all the grunt work

    Doesn't Recommend
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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
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