Community Manager (Former Employee) – Florida – January 20, 2017
ACS has the best vacation (20 plus days from day 1) and benefits package in America. Pay for the required work is more than most non-profits but substandard when you look at the amount of work needed to remain employed. National management does not learn from mistakes and the technology workers use is extremely outdated and counterproductive. Management in the offices is great.
Development Manager (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – January 16, 2017
Employee benefits are the only reason to work here. Upper management/executives are ill prepared to make decisions for the company as they are rarely in the field and lack an understanding of the marketplace/cultures between cities, states and regions. Rarely do they promote within as they dont take the time or interest in getting to know the strengths and talents of their people. Leaders take credit for subordinate's work and share it as their own. Constant change continues to plague this organization. Relay for Life is a failure yet they continue to employ the greatest number of staff in this initiative. And currently only 16% of funds raised are going towards curing cancer.
Administrative Services Manager (Former Employee) – Baltimore County, MD – January 6, 2017
My work schedule was very flexible that met my family needs. There was no pressure and unnecessary stress. I knew what was expected of me and met all my deadlines. My supervisor was the best. The team I worked with was awesome. The mission of ACS made it that much more fulfilling to do my work with pride.
Event Coordinator/Marketing Team (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – December 31, 2016
While a volunteer position as apart of the marketing team, and event management, being able get involved in the community and help increase morale and drive productivity without the staff was great. This was my opportunity to give back and support the community and help the fight against cancer by doing a non-profit activity. We successfully raised $800,000 in our location alone.
MSABC Specialist (Former Employee) – Lansing, MI – December 24, 2016
I enjoyed working for the American Cancer Society! The environment was very fun and something was always going on. MSABC is a very fun project and very fast paced time line. Only down side is little movement upwards. You have the ability to become a coach and that is about as far as it goes unless you relocate. Oh, and you have to clock out for bathroom breaks.
Fun, co-workerd are gre
Turn-over rate, and little advancement, clock out for bathroom breaks.
Administrative Specialist/Coordinator (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – December 21, 2016
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Community Engagement (Former Employee) – Florida – December 19, 2016
Depending on the office you are in, work can be very cohesive. There is room for growth and advancement. Training is lacking so you need to be a go getter to get things accomplished. Mid Management is good but lack authority to make decisions which limits them greatly.
Community Manager (Former Employee) – Lima, OH – December 12, 2016
I have been there for over 4 years and have never felt like there is security in any position. Constant job losses, zero pay raises, no work-life balance, constant pressure to bring in more money, and ridiculous expectations to "force" volunteers to do more. The organization is extremely top heavy with no help in the field/community level and are operating under a fear based management. The field staff are the ones who bring in the income but yet get paid the least, not to mention the absolutely crazy schedules we work.
Amazing paid time off, passionate co-workers, and passionate volunteers
Low salary, extremely poor employee appreciation, zero work-life balance, mediocre managers, no opportunity for advancement, outdated technology and processes, and too many decision makers that are not in that field/communities.
Executive (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – December 10, 2016
I worked at ACS for a long time and felt very proud about the mission for most of it but at the end of my tenure, it was clear that the organization is in a death-spiral and leadership has no idea how to correct it. Its very sad to watch an organization that I gave so much of my life to self-destruct. Very sad indeed.