Very warm and friendly environment. Makes all guest comfortable and very much welcome!
Front Desk Manager (Current Employee), memphis, tn – February 5, 2014
A typical day at work for me is a breeze,because I enjoy what I do. In this environment, I learned to be respectful and kind, as well as, to maintain a professional deameanor when interacting with guests. My co- workers are very reliable, as well as, other staff members! There is no hard part to the American Cancer Society! I enjoy donating my time, – more... help and offering my best advise to all guest, as well as, putting a smile on their faces – less
Assistant (Former Employee), Birmingham, AL – February 5, 2014
Not straightforward with employees. Favoritism among certain co-workers. Require you to volunteer for organization, even though they tell you it's not required. Their term is "strongly recommended" that you volunteer and raise money.
Manager of Special Events, Income Development (Current Employee), New York, NY – February 4, 2014
Working at the American Cancer Society had been a great experience. ACS is a great organization fully focused on its mission. The employees and volunteer are hardworking, caring and professional people. Overall a great place to work.
Sales Representative (Current Employee), Sonoma, CA – February 3, 2014
Cons: too many hours, very little pay. extremely stressful work environment. no work life balance.
I went to work for this non profit thinking I had found the job I would retire from. Instead I found that the culture is completely wrong. They misuse donor dollars that is border line illegal. The employees are entirely overworked with very little pay. Pay raises are promised but never received. Just recently they laid off all employees and changed – more... job titles. In order for people to stay they had to reapply for their jobs, with many of them losing them all together. ACS was able to get out from paying for pensions by doing this. For a single person you have to pay hundreds of dollars each month in order to have health insurance through them. Through all of their campaigning they promote good health to prevent cancer, but interestingly enough at all of their many required employee meetings held on weekends the only snacks they provide are candy and chips. Over half the employees are overweight. Volunteers are allowed to treat employees any way they choose. ACS will not fire a volunteer even if they have been abusive to an employee. In short I would highly recommend not working or applying for this agency. It is a very unhealthy environment to work in. The turn over is astronomical!!! – less
IT Business Analyst (Current Employee), Atlanta, GA – January 29, 2014
For 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well, help people get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.
Cancer Information Specialist (Current Employee), Austin, TX – January 19, 2014
Pros: excellent vacation, health care
Cons: call center
The day is never typical, it is both difficult and at times very robotic, but that is a call center. It is a good group of people, I have never felt more supported in a job then at ACS. The Peer coaches, Supervisors and willing to bend over backwards to help you at any point. I have learned that to focus on the bigger picture and to help those that – more... you can, help your peers as much as you can and to always know that you are saving lives, families and making each day a better day for the people we talk to, this is what I have learned. This job is not for everyone, it is hard, but it is worth all of the heart ache, and hours spent researching cancer. – less