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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 for less than a 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
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Other Reviews for American Cancer Society

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    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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