American Cancer Society

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A great national brand to work for in a life-saving field, tempered by fragmented and variable local efforts

Special Events (Former Employee) Cedar Knolls, NJ (US)

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 Senior ManagementListen to your own calls for "transformation" and allow a 100yr old behemoth move into the 21st century.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to make a difference - as long as you stay inside the box.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) 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… Cons: Very bureaucratic. Set models and guidelines that you are expected… Advice to Senior Management: Actually encourage and reward people for being innovative! If you're going to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Heart and Soul Work

    Community Relations Intern (Former Employee) Green Bay, WI (US)

    I worked at American Cancer Society as an intern for more than a year


    Pros: Amazing cause Great staff Rewarding Community Involvement Cons: Little opportunity for growth opportunity Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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