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Found 1,679 of over 2K reviews
3.6
59% Recommend to a Friend
American Cancer Society CEO Karen E. Knudsen
88% Approve of CEO

Found 1,680 of over 2K reviews

3.6
59%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
Approve of CEO
American Cancer Society CEO Karen E. Knudsen
Karen E. Knudsen
44 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance was beautiful(in 110 reviews)

  • "The mission is awesome and the employees truly enjoy making a difference(in 81 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "work life balance was difficult(in 122 reviews)

  • "Could be more room for growth, but it's getting better(in 33 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Depends on Department you work

      22 Nov 2022 - Sr. Director in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Motivated , friendly co works and very smart and open c suite executives

      Cons

      Collaboration between internal departments and corporate vs regional offices is not the best.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Proceed with Caution

      21 Nov 2022 - Sr. Coordinator 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The mission’s importance for creating a work without Cancer.

      Cons

      High turnover, low wages, unhealthy working relationships.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not what it appears

      22 Nov 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Commitment to mission Nice people

      Cons

      No work/life balance Senior leadership is out of touch Very high turnover Fundraising is straight up sales Unrealistic goals and expectations Constant changes/reorgs Never know when the the next layoff is coming Will lie to get people to work there

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Pros & Cons

      14 Nov 2022 - Development Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Mission is at the forefront. National leadership is moving in a good direction.

      Cons

      Work life balance is a very big challenge.

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Beware

      3 Nov 2022 - Development Coordinator in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are decent. Gained good work experience. The new CEO might be cracking down on some issues to make the organization better.

      Cons

      Leadership is poor. Turn over is high and the organization has gone through three re-orgs in the past three years. Coordinators are also underpaid. Lack of DEI incorporation and understanding by middle management. Culture is not there and not really a priority.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Revolving Door at the Senior Levels

      27 Oct 2022 - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      People cared about the mission

      Cons

      yearly layoff, constant reorgs, revolving doors at the senior level of management

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Copywriter

      8 Oct 2022 -  in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Copywriting is quite a different type of writing than other forms. It’s essentially creating marketing or advertising content for companies. While some people think it could be a quick and easy profession to get into, it isn’t for everyone. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of being a copywriter.

      Cons

      Because of the aforementioned flexibility, being a freelance copywriter can be a great position for someone with a family—as long as you have a stable source of supplemental income. The unfortunate aspect of this is that you aren’t guaranteed work. A company can lay you off if there isn’t enough work for their employees, although there are often benefits and a grace period that allows you to seek alternative employment. As a freelance copywriter, you have to be prepared to find new projects one right after the other—and that isn’t always going to happen.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Organization, Poor Management

      6 Oct 2022 - Senior Development Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great organization that you feel good representing. Very flexible schedule, good benefits, and good pay.

      Cons

      Poor management, no support, training isn't great.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      4 Oct 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      They have Awesome benefits, great mission!

      Cons

      Management makes or breaks your job happiness

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    11. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Lots of changes

      27 Sep 2022 - Community Relations Manager in Denver, CO
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great mission and feel good work

      Cons

      Low pay and major changes

      1 person found this review helpful
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