American Cancer Society

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American Cancer Society Reviews

Updated 19 August 2014
Updated 19 August 2014
414 Reviews

3.0
414 Reviews
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American Cancer Society CEO John R. Seffrin
John R. Seffrin
230 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Each day you feel like you are making a difference in the lives of others (in 31 reviews)

  • A few incredibly creative people; salary; benefits; work/life balance (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • We work when the volunteers can help us, so work life balance can be difficult (in 49 reviews)

  • No work life balance and low pay for amount of work/hours required to work (in 19 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great organization

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing cause and great company to work for.

    Cons

    Can't think of any negatives.

  2.  

    Served as Unpaid Intern, for school credit

    Current Employee - Event Planning Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Event Planning Intern in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    If you have a passion for Cancer research, this company is easy to work for. I serve under a wonderful woman who is the community event coordinator, and it is very fun to be around her, and working all toward a single goal.

    Cons

    The company itself is very much so behind the times. The office does not have wifi and makes it tough for interns to bring in laptops to work.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very professional and rewarding experience at ACS

    Cons

    i didn't find any cons within the company

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  5.  

    Personally satisfying, honoring both parents who died from cancer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Clerk  in  Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Store Clerk in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    Pros

    Got to purchase gently used designer clothing at low prices, less an employee discount

    Cons

    No room for advancement, difficult personalities among the volunteers, inventory often sub-par

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder on getting better donors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Online Chair Committee Member

    Current Employee - Online Chair Member  in  Grand Rapids, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Online Chair Member in Grand Rapids, MI (US)

    Pros

    Cancer affects almost every person in this country. The American Cancer Society is a organization dedicated in finding early detection and the cure for cancer. As a volunteer for the organization, you will feel that you are doing your part in finding the cure. There are a wide array of opportunities to participate/volunteer for the cause. Start a fundraising team or join the committee are just a couple ways to volunteer.

    Cons

    The website is in dire need of an overhaul. As a volunteer, it should be user friendly to help organize & coordinate the local Relay for Life. It has great information, and provides resources that is very beneficial but user interface is clunky and it very easy to get lost within the site.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Passionate organization; focus on mission

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Framingham, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA (US)

    Pros

    Great people to work with internally and externally; very passionate about the mission

    Cons

    Very large nation-wide organization can cause some communication issues

  8.  

    Awesome place to work!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great co-workers, very rewarding experience

    Cons

    Management does not communicate expectations

  9.  

    Good Place to Work, Good Mission

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, great people, fantastic mission

    Cons

    goals often unrealistic, upper management didn't consider the problems in the economy, just kept asking people to donate more when they had less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Several decades of knowledge toss aside as waste

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Rocks In Backpack - High Plains Division
    Former Employee - Rocks In Backpack - High Plains Division

    Pros

    Loved the overall benefits while working there. When something came up, you were able to leave and settle up later with little issues.

    Cons

    Restructure was more cleaning house than seeing overall what was needed for organization. Building plane in midair isn't really a good idea. When you build a worthwhile house, you don't start with the roof. Throwing away talent that had been providing for several decades doesn't leave good taste in mouth when all is said and done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It really would have been nice if you had learned from your initial mistakes during the restructure instead of repeating them over and over again giving other companies access to your great talent pool that knew how to fix problems instead of creating more of them. Calling your support staff rocks in backpack really didn't make us happy, but it really didn't seem to bother you and what you did.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Large Non-Profit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Relationship Manager
    Current Employee - Community Relationship Manager

    Pros

    Volunteers are amazing. If you love being able to dive into issues surrounding cancer research, explaining how and when donations go into life-saving research and some really freaking cool science, go for it. It makes volunteers feel that much more appreciated.

    Lots of travel.

    Cons

    Lots of travel, highly flexible work hours and schedules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle management needs much more training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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