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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
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time

    Pros

    A lot of work from the ranks.

    Cons

    A lot of change in structure.

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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 for less than a 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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