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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
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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
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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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    No opinion of CEO
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