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American Cancer Society Reviews

Updated 14 Feb 2020

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3.1
44%
Recommend to a Friend
63%
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American Cancer Society CEO Gary Reedy (no image)
Gary Reedy
359 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and time off policies(in 84 reviews)

  • "Great mission with multiple programs to target different people(in 82 reviews)

Cons
  • "Volunteers can make or break your events regardless of the staff's leadership skill(in 122 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance was challenging(in 114 reviews)

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  1. "Fight against breast cancer"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tulsa, OK
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people I worked with are awesome to work

    Cons

    There are no cons for ACS.

    American Cancer Society2020-02-03
  2. "Not All Bad"

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    Former Employee - Administrative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Volunteers, meaningful work, good people

    Cons

    Upper management out of touch and overpaid. People of color treated very different than others, including pay. No forward movement.

    American Cancer Society2020-02-14
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, needs more mission focus"

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    Current Employee - Grant Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Mission, PTO, benefits, coworkers, work-life balances

    Cons

    Job insecurity, major shift to emphasize marketing over mission, leadership lack of focus

    American Cancer Society2020-01-23
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Cause"

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    Former Employee - Computer Information Technologist I in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Curing Cancer is a great cause. Company offers a lot of support to cancer patients.

    Cons

    Several in leadership positions don't understand what staff need to do their jobs in the most complete and efficient way and make decisions that ultimately hinder staff from being successful in their jobs.

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    American Cancer Society2020-01-08
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Eliminating Cancer Is a Good Thing."

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Mission is personal and on point. Research saves lives. Working towards being forward thinking and progressive.

    Cons

    Slow to change. Limited on leadership development. Missed the mark in promoting people into roles. Promoted high-performers, not necessarily those skilled to lead people. Long, slow firing process - should be done, but managers are afraid to fire because filling positions with qualified individuals is a big challenge.

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    American Cancer Society2020-01-03
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great Benefits and a lot of PTO"

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    Current Employee - Cancer Info in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Cancer Society part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Health benefits and it's work from home. They work well with your school schedule.

    Cons

    Care more about stats than your well-being They find any little thing to give you negative feedback

    American Cancer Society2019-12-18
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Really lack care for patients and mission programs- only about the income"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator, Sales and Marketing 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The volunteers are the best

    Cons

    - doesn't care about the mission, when income is down the mission programs is the first to get the cut and that hurts the patients - lack of listening to their staff and volunteer needs - leadership ONLY cares about income/fundraising not the patients who need help, not the staff or the volunteers- they burn people out in getting the funds but lack care of those trying to fund raise - they don't promote within much - They are very behind on times- RFL worked well years ago but will not modify it today times to meet the attendee appeal but then blame the volunteers and staff for the event not doing well Honestly, the biggest let down is the lack of care for patients and mission programs. After over 5 years of working at ACS, it hurt the lack of human care for those going through cancer and their families. I could get by with the lack of their employee care for awhile but the lack of those in need eventually pushed me over to leave.

    American Cancer Society2020-01-09
  8. "Entry Level Job"

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    Former Employee - Community Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Autonomy, fun working in the community, great mission.

    Cons

    Not much training, entry level churn and burn job, not much career development or opportunity to advance.

    American Cancer Society2019-11-28
  9. "Room for improvements"

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    Former Employee - Patient Navigator 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Cancer Society full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, generous pto days, helping people

    Cons

    New management comes in and eliminate patient program simply because they have to power to do what they want. Some have no heart.

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    American Cancer Society2019-11-26
  10. "Overall great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Genuinely care about employees. Great flexibility. Competitive pay.

    Cons

    Role requires many hats. Lots of nights and weekends.

    American Cancer Society2019-11-03

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