American Cancer Society United States Employee Reviews
Job Work/Life Balance
American Cancer Society
Job Work/Life Balance
Great company with horrid administrative structure
Manager, Health Systems; Hospital (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FL – April 21, 2015
Pros: great benefits, mostly wonderful coworkers
Cons: inedquate training, managers who rule with an iron fist and are condescending. no work life balance
The idea of this company is wonderful, as are the missions. The WAY they go about business and encourage (and overlook) unfair, abusive, and discriminatory managerial tactics is nothing short of criminal. Run, don't walk from this orgnanizaion.
Receptionist/ Administrative (Former Employee), Raleigh, NC – April 16, 2015
Answered phones, in main reception area. Greeted patients for wigs and breast prosthetics. Very rewarding. My Manager was very helpful and caring. The hardest part of the job was seeing the personal struggles with this disease, Cancer.
The most rewarding part of the job was helping the patients coming in. And the Relay Managers during Relay Season.
Relay For Life Specialist (Former Employee), Ashland KY – April 15, 2015
Pros: Have lunch with volunteers, fun work days, Relay for Life events
Cons: lots of loading and unloading my vehicle and working more that 20+ hrs
In a typical day I could be in several different counties during several different tasks in each county. I learned how to make cold calls on business in several counties I managed thousands of volunteers in several counties My co workers where fun loving and hard working individuals Making sure that I could be at every teams fundraisers The most enjoyable part of my job was building relationships with all the different volunteers The hardest part of my job was losing friends and volunteers to cancer
Coordinator, Division Account Management Support (Current Employee), Dallas, TX – April 8, 2015
It is not often that you are able to have a job in which you can have a direct and meaningful impact in someone's life. Working here I am able to work directly with patients, their families, and see how my work contributes to the goals of the organization.
Sr. HR Business Partner (Current Employee), Atlanta, GA – April 6, 2015
So proud to be a part of this organization and what it works to provide. Great focus and even though it is a large organization it does still have a small company feel to it and we are all working towards the same future. A world with no cancer.
Community Health Advisor (CHA) Specialist (Former Employee), Asheville, NC – April 2, 2015
Pros: Helping save lives
Cons: The women who were not intersted in getting mammograms
Excellent place to work in helping women find the resources that they need in order for them to get their mammograms. Working together with my fellow coworkers, helped me learn a lot about mammograms and how to find the resources to help them get their mammograms.
Co-Chairperson, Relay for Life (Former Employee), Derry, NH – April 1, 2015
Pros: People are dedicted to putting an end to cancer.
Cons: Paid staff needs more organized management.
We were able to contribute $100,000. to the American Cancer Society from this event. Individual teams from the community at large offered to raise money by participating in an overnight walkathon. My job was to solicit teams, organize the event, and collect the monies.
I have been working and volunteering (MD Anderson Cancer Center) in the top cancer organizations for the past 15 years in Houston,TX. The American Cancer Society provides programs and services free of charge to all cancer patients nationwide and has a Patient Navigator available 24/7 365 days a year who are trained to answer the needs for cancer patients and their families. They offer amazing services free of charge. The management and structure of the Society constantly changes and consistency at the local and national level is a challenge and room for growth is very limited. The unfortunate side of this is that there is a great deal of change in management and job positions.
Assist local civic organizations (Former Employee), florence, sc – March 27, 2015
I decided to take part in the when my Grandmother passed away from breast cancer so I cant really say it was exciting or fun but my mother and I learned so much and was able to educate ourselves on how to take better care of our bodies
Executive Assistant (Former Employee), Atlanta, GA – March 26, 2015
Pros: Good benefit package
Cons: Too many cons to list. Not a good place at all
ACS is one of the worst places in Atlanta to work. Management talks a lot about caring for its employees but that's all it is --- talk. Management cares about management and how much of the donations money they can keep for themselves. And that's all they care about. Horrible place to work. Most of the managers think way too much of themselves, think they are so very important. Well, get a clue honey, you ain't nowhere near as important as you think you are.
volunteer (Current Employee), phoenix, az – March 16, 2015
Completed a lot of office work and preparation work for the advocacy office under supervision with great supervisor. Provided resources at Arizona Oncology to patients without supervision. Gained great experience on both ends.
Salaried staff working in the areas of community engagement, health systems and corporate partners. The main mission - to find a cure and to do our jobs so that more than a 1,000 lives a day can be saved.
Account Manager, Health Systems (Current Employee), New York, NY – March 9, 2015
Pros: great people, organizational awareness of health and wellness
Cons: a lot of travel
The most enjoyable part of the job is working with amazing staff and volunteers! Many opportunities to learn, availability of numerous web based and internal organizational curriculum favoring the independent learner.
Typical day at work offers travel to health systems in metro ny area as well as internal meetings with staff and volunteers, learning and development webinars and independent work with clients either in person or over the phone.
Development Director (Former Employee), Minneapolis, MN – March 1, 2015
Pros: environment for growth
Cons: lots of meeting outside of traditional business hours
The American Cancer Society is a great place to start a career. You are offered the opportunity to work on a lot of projects and access to community volunteers who are passionate. It is a motivating environment.