American Cancer Society Reviews

Updated 2 April 2015
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  1. It was great

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    Current Intern - Volunteer Coordinator in Long Beach, CA (US)
    Current Intern - Volunteer Coordinator in Long Beach, CA (US)

    I have been working at American Cancer Society as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You help people feel better

    Cons

    There was no downside working there

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work. Especially in IT.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great for hands on in just about every area of IT support. Very rewarding to help those who are helping others.

    Cons

    The salary is low in comparison to the workload/expectations. Job description/primary duties can change at the drop of a dime.

    Advice to Management

    They should put their employees above their personal/career goals. Keep in mind you are managing People not thinhgs nor revenue.

  3. Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Cancer Society

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group work setting. Positive environment. Hands on work. Great employees. Active work space

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to share.

    Advice to Management

    None

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  5. Working for a cause

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    Former Employee - Shared Services Staff in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Shared Services Staff in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    competitive pay, meaningful work, hard working co workers, excellent time off and other benefits

    Cons

    none that I can recall

  6. Awesome place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Cancer Society

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I enjoyed meeting new clients and getting them ready for the upcoming fundraising events.

    Cons

    I wish it was a year round campaign as it would allow more companies to get involved earlier to fundraise.

  7. Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Patient Navigator
    Current Employee - Patient Navigator

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Time off. Flexible schedules. Independent. Proud of the work you do. Making a difference

    Cons

    there has been been changes over the last year and many layoffs. This has created a lot of uncertainty and anxiety about whether we will have a job in 6 months

  8. ACS Rocks!

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    Current Employee - Account Repredentative, Partner Relationships in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Account Repredentative, Partner Relationships in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You cannot beat the mission. We are so large of a non profit that we have the resources to truly save lives, and our initiatives do just that. Work/life balance is amazing, they value your family time. Pay seems fair and supervisors treat you with respect. You have support staff which frees you up to do your job and focus on big accounts.

    Cons

    Way too much bureaucracy. We have to involve too many people in everything we do. More meetings and meetings about meetings than anywhere I've worked. We aren't innovative enough. My particular office is a caddy gossip mill.

    Advice to Management

    Be more creative and less bureaucratic.

  9. ACS Amazing :)

    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern

    I worked at American Cancer Society as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    There is always a friendly atmosphere among coworkers who want to work together to end the fight! Of course it is a great cause and they find creative ways to reach their missions and goals. Great management that regulates but does not control!

    Cons

    I only worked as an intern so I really did not have many cons. I know some of the workers had some difficulty with long hours during Relay season--but if you love what you're doing than the hours do not matter as much and they all did!

    Advice to Management

    Hands-off management over the specialists in community events and Relay is key. They know how many hours they need to be in the office vs. out with volunteers and sponsors--do not harshly control them for the best results!

  10. most fulfilling

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    Former Intern - Intern in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Former Intern - Intern in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I worked at American Cancer Society as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mission and vision, helping cancer patients.

    Cons

    the pay could be a little better.

  11. A Great Place To Work

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at American Cancer Society as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A good work/life balance (except for the days of the events, which is normal) great pay for a temp non profit job, friendly colleagues and an easy going atmosphere.

    Cons

    It is a little stressful because of the season and the work involved, but it's par for the course.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that the managers communicate effectively and completely with the employees.

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