American Cancer Society

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American Cancer Society Reviews

Updated 13 September 2014
Updated 13 September 2014
424 Reviews
3.1
424 Reviews
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American Cancer Society CEO John R. Seffrin
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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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  1.  

    Very good for getting some experience to put on resume.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good discount, nice staff, easygoing manager, very clean store

    Cons

    Volunteer position, pretty much just that.

  2.  

    Good place to work so far, been her for about a month.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Cancer Society full-time

    Pros

    My interview process was quick. Phone interview on Tues and then Face to Face on Friday. Was offered the psoition in about two weeks, that included a holiday. They worked with me on my start date. My team is great, great location.

    Cons

    Should offer discounted parking or free parking for employees..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great organization

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Cancer Society

    Pros

    Amazing cause and great company to work for.

    Cons

    Can't think of any negatives.

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  5.  

    Good Place to Work, Good Mission

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great org, well organized

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Special Events Staff  in  White Plains, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Special Events Staff in White Plains, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    - Positive work environment
    - Goals are realistic and achievable
    - If you like talking with people and convincing them to give a Strides event a try, you'll love this job.

    Cons

    - Can be tiring being on the phone all day enticing people into Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
    - Cold calling businesses is challenging for some.

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    - Generally doing very well, try to drop fewer last-minute demands on staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Community Representative  in  New Orleans, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Community Representative in New Orleans, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    Working with a variety of people all fighting for the same cause.

    Cons

    Long hours due to late night meetings and events. Some weekends required

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Patient Resource Specialist

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    Current Employee - Patient Resource Specialist  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Patient Resource Specialist in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere, they really care about employees, great benefits. I have made great friendships. Can pursue other things outside of work, in my case family.

    Cons

    No room for growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Volunteer

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    Current Employee - Volunteer  in  Mishawaka, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Mishawaka, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Very positive and nice environment for a volunteer position. I felt appreciated and wanted.

    Cons

    None so far. I just wish there were open positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. An organization that cares about it's employees.

    Cons

    Non profit pay. Occasionally have to work long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Intake Specialist

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    Former Employee - Intake Specialist  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Intake Specialist in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great culture of service and growth.

    Cons

    Pay lower (expected in Non-profit), Work can be emotionally draining considering mission and topic

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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