AMA Reviews

Updated July 8, 2015
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  1. Was good once. OK now. Could be good again if AMA could adapt.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Department of Science News in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Director, Department of Science News in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at AMA (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience promoting medical research for JAMA.

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to current medical climate.

    Advice to Management

    Get more progressive. Adapt.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Poor management style

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AMA full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Good Benefits -Vacation/PTO days -Nice Office - high tech -Friendly Employees

    Cons

    -Management treats employees like numbers, not as workers -Management is always stepping on each others back to escalate position - Many recent bad decisions by higher ups have caused company to suffer quite a bit - Hard to move up in position and grow within company

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate work of employees. Before considering what everyone does wrong, encourage what we do right.


  3. Public Policy Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Public Policy Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Public Policy Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at AMA

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to meet with top people in health policy, public health, organized medicine, both within and outside of the AMA.

    Cons

    Frequent reorgs and turnover in top management. Little to no opportunity to work part time.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Lack of leadership and vision

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMA full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Extremely policital environment across all departments. Can't maintain top level talent.

    Advice to Management

    Actively listen to your employees and take action, don't just hear them.


  6. AMA review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    team work, technology and workplace

    Cons

    none that are relevent at this time


  7. High Stress

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AMA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great views, nice building, location

    Cons

    No work-life balance, employees overworked/exhausted

    Advice to Management

    Too many useless meetings. Organization uses golden hand-cuffs to retain employees. Upper management is out of touch and have sketchy morals.


  8. Fantastic benefits, job security

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at AMA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, tenured employees, job security

    Cons

    Location is far from commuter train stations


  9. Helpful (2)

    Don't have their act together

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at AMA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits and manageable work hours

    Cons

    Left hand doesn't know what right hand is doing. Lots of work going on but very little results

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your empployees. They are not as dumb as you think.


  10. Awesome

    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMA

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Best is the company. go for it!

    Cons

    Too good. No cons present


  11. Helpful (1)

    Okay experience.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at AMA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great quality of life, good benefits

    Cons

    Salaries aren't indicative of workload and/or job responsibilities, little to no room for growth within business units, low motivation in many employees, very slow moving, lots of politics that inhibit completing projects



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