Income Development/Relay for Life Specialist (Former Employee) – Dublin, OH – January 19, 2019
During my time at the American Cancer Society I had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people. My co-workers were a delight to work with. I loved being able to meet a variety of people during my time there and working with such beautiful volunteers. The ACS is a wonderful organization that holds firm in it's mission of helping those affected by cancer. They have the drive to lift up, inspire, and support those who are living in their darkest moments. I was honored to get the chance to work for them.
Working with volunteers, being involved with the various communities, delightful co-workers
Lack of proper training, constant travel, unavailable management staff
Sr. Manager, Community Development (Former Employee) – Charleston, SC – January 3, 2019
The workplace culture is full of drama and disrespect. This is not only among coworkers and upper management but also towards major donors and volunteers. I am embarrassed for anyone to know I worked for the American Cancer Society.
Do not donate to them and do not work for them! Donate to local organizations where you know where your money is going!
Community Development Director (Former Employee) – Ann Arbor, MI – January 28, 2019
Extremely low pay for the amount of work (60 hours/week for about 9 months/year). Great patient services but very little support for employees. They wouldn't make accommodations for a staff member diagnosed with cancer!
Area Patient Services Sales Representative (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – November 26, 2018
I do not believe this specific position exists anymore. At that time I was responsible for recruiting, training and managing the volunteers of Hillsborough and Polk counties to implement and run the programs and services of the ACS. Other duties required
Working for the cause
At the time I had two small children and neglecting them in favor of job
Corporate Account Manager (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – January 28, 2019
Overall the Society is a good place to work. In the three years I was there I worked in two different departments and there was constant change. The first department I worked in was difficult, the manager was a mico-manager and fairly negative. It was clear that peron didn't have management training. There wasn't a lot of work-life balance in that first position either. My second role with the Society was much better. The manager was much more supportive and knew how to coach. During my time there though, there was constant organizational change and collaboration between departments was difficult. I loved my day to day colleagues though and made some really great friendships.
Community Support Coordinator (Current Employee) – Roanoke, VA 24018 – December 12, 2018
No amount of compensation and benefits is worth the poor management and organization of this company. The job description I was given was amazing, but the actual job ended up being completely different and very disappointing. There is far too much middle management and being proactive is almost always discouraged.
Pledge representanative (Former Employee) – East Lansing, MI – December 31, 2018
Friendly work environment. Contact with donors and cancer partiens. routed parients to ACS information hotline to find sdupport available in their local area. Tokk donation pledges and processed credit cards
Productive work enviroment. Supportive staff. Competent management. Work-Life balance is very important.
Health Systems Manager (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – February 1, 2019
I truly enjoyed the culture at ACS. I was very fortunate to have a very competent and encouraging manager. I was given detailed training in quality improvement and consultative sales. The hardest part of the job was being included in the nationwide layoff so soon after being hired.
Great company, but experiences can change with staff
Community Development Manager (Former Employee) – US – December 3, 2018
Overall, I loved working here. I would have continued to work here for years if my position had not been eliminated. My only complaint is that I did not have much support and had to teach myself how to do my job.
Donations & Income Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – November 14, 2018
I wish I hadn't wasted my life there. As soon as you get seniority and make too much they get rid of you. Stressful and traumatic place to work. You'd think people would be making donations to a cancer non-profit but nope. Never again will I work a call center and never again will I support this organization