American Cancer Society

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American Cancer Society Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 400 reviews

62% Approve of the CEO

American Cancer Society CEO John R. Seffrin

John R. Seffrin

(223 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Good Place to Work, Good Mission

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible work hours, great people, fantastic mission

    Consgoals 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 Senior ManagementListen more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great org, well organized

    Special Events Staff (Current Employee) White Plains, NY (US)

    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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work!

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Patient Resource Specialist

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

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

    ConsNo room for growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Volunteer (Current Employee) Mishawaka, IN (US)

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

    ConsNone so far. I just wish there were open positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

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

    ConsNon profit pay. Occasionally have to work long hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    ProsGreat culture of service and growth.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I am a proud employee of the ACS, believing in their mission and the work we do on a daily basis!

    Senior Director (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA (US)

    ProsAlthough at times our job is challenging it comes with so many rewards. We have the unique priviledge of seeing our mission in the faces of researches, survivors and advocates on a daily basis.

    ConsWe are working daily to eradicate cancer and unfortunately not quick enough and we meet people and volunteers who have lost their battle to cancer. They give us the strength to keep fighting for them but it is definitely a loss and a challenge.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWalk before running, we are asked to complete tasks and assignments and often have them revised and changed creating redundancies and more work, I think at times if we just take a step back before implementing a project we wouldn't have to ammend them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worked as an epidemiologist for 1.5 years and learned a lot.

    Epidemiologist (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA (US)

    Pros1. People are very easy to work with. They are nice and supportive.
    2. Have unique opportunity to work with data from large cohort studies.
    3. Well paid.

    ConsOutside cooperation is limited.
    Really no big complains so far.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFantastic cause, an organizationt that truly does a lot of good for a lot of people. Great benefits including time off package and pension plan.

    ConsSenior leadershup can be micro-managing at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou hire great people - trust them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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