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AORN Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    A company with good benefits and work/life balance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at AORN

    Pros

    Benefits such as a generous PTO, good health care, and 401k matching are nice. AORN has a good work/life balance which leads to lower stress. Even in IT/Development I am able to leave my work at work for the most part, which is very rare for anyone in this field. Managers in the IT/DEV area are great to work with.

    Cons

    Communication between departments can be lacking.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Laid-back environment but poor culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AORN full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Flexible work arrangement (after being there a few months) so you can work from home occasionally or shift your hours to fit your schedule.

    Cons

    Many older employees are just coasting in cushy jobs until they can retire, with very little incentive to produce good work. Persistent culture of not allowing the experts to be experts and do their jobs – micromanaging and overruling are commonplace. Deadlines are rarely met and work is often substandard; the "worker bee" employees are left to fix the mistakes of the higher-ups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give actual authority to those doing the actual work. Enforce deadlines, conduct regular audits of work quality. Use real data to make decisions, not the word of middle management that's just trying to justify their paycheck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Hostile work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at AORN full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and satisfaction working for membership of a professional nursing association with a mission to drive positive change in clinical practice.

    Cons

    The mission does not match the work culture. Executive leadership does not support the membership and permits workplace hostility and bullying. The executive leadership and most directors do not value staff and is demonstrated by forcing long tenured, passionate employees out. employee satisfaction is only up when newer staff are still in the honeymoon state. Revenue looks good because of the long open positions of needed staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be ethical in practice and transparent the membership. Listen to all staff, especially professional staff with a true pulse on the needs of the association. Do not blacklist past employees. Remove staff who bully. Read and follow the same practices endorsed for the clinical environment! The association is suffering because you don't emulate the mission and vision of the organization - it is a member association, not a vendor association.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay and benefits if you can stand the poor leadership and bullying culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at AORN full-time

    Pros

    AORN offers very competitive pay and benefits for the Denver area.

    Cons

    The culture is terrible. Leadership is not up to speed on latest business trends and requirements for success, and make a lot of poor choices as a result. The business doesn't have a good future which has driven them to lead by fear. Morale is very low as there is little reward or recognition, and there is a lack of trust their employees know how to do their jobs. This has also led to a micromanaging style.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move on and let more experienced, innovative business people come in and breathe new life into the place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great mission that management has seemed to forgot - or has chosen to ignore.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AORN

    Pros

    Nice lunches and free gym onsite.

    Cons

    Poorly managed, lots of cliques and "special groups", poor communication between department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house!

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    You will get backstabbed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at AORN

    Pros

    They have a good PTO, healthcare and 401K plans. The work/life balance is ok as well.

    Cons

    Basically you are happy there for 6-12 mos., then you realize that the executive team is out for their own gain. They have laid people off and hired for the same exact position within weeks. The people that are in the offices do well for themselves unless they make bad decisions. If you're in a cubicle, don't count on being satisfied with your job for very long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great mission, dysfunctional work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at AORN

    Pros

    They have great benefits; good health care and also a generous vacation package.
    Good mission- the goal is enhance safe patient care for perioperative patients

    Cons

    Poor executive leadership team. Did not communicate effectively with staff. Did not lead by example. There was signficant inconsistency in how HR related issues were handled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership team continually tried to blame middle management for any problems.They did not take responsibility for any issues within the organization and they are the problem!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Mgmt dishonest which creates a tone for backstabbing, work alot of hours

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    Former Employee - Management in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Management in Denver, CO

    I worked at AORN

    Pros

    The benefit package is good (PTO, medical benefits). The 401K matching was reduced in 2010, to a minimal employer contribution - no longer competitive.
    Coworkers all want to do a good job and are passionate about the company's mission

    Cons

    The senior management is sneaky and deceptive (especially the HR dept). The staff including the management level does not trust or believe the senior management. This causes much backstabbing among all levels. The company has too many Board dictated priorities which forces the workers to be over taxed to accomplish items that have very little value to their members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the employee survey comments to heart and make changes among your senior management. The tone is set at the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Lack of employee morale, however very good benefits to nevermind certain problems.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at AORN

    Pros

    The benefit package is one of the best offered by companies; Generous paid time off, health care, retirement, etc. It's in a fairly quiet and safe neighborhood. The building is secure with doors locked and cameras in the parking lot. Most managers are very nice treating their employees very kindly. The company allows for paid time off as well as working remotely from home when needed. The location is great; surrounded by many restaurants, banks, and markets allowing you to get a few errands done during lunch. Minimum contact with customers, roomy cubicles, also plan holiday parties and employee get-togethers year round.

    Cons

    Serious lack of respect and communication between department employees as well as managers. There are certain departments that must be treated a certain way- i.e. breaking and bending rules for their benefit. The higher-ups rarely interact with the employees which may allow for them to actually see what's going on in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be more involved with the different departments taking their concerns seriously.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Overall AORN is a really nice place to work

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

    I have been working at AORN

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Atmosphere is laid back but really smart, focused, and committed staff. Company makes an effort to always have employee events.

    Cons

    Small, so no room for growth or expansion unless someone leaves. Upper management skews in favor of an older demographic so can be resistant sometimes to change. Non profit payscale.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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