ASQ Reviews

Updated July 7, 2014
Updated July 7, 2014
11 Reviews
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11 Reviews
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  1.  

    decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ASQ

    Pros

    flexible work environment, very bright group of people working there. incredible mission

    Cons

    lacks focus, departments work in silos. lots of negativity among employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    practice the quality tools preached

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Don't work here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at ASQ full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people I worked with (for the most part) were wonderful until recently. The work-life balance is great. There is a lot of flexibility with your work schedule.

    Cons

    Morale is extremely low at this company. Management has zero trust in their employees to do their jobs and there is no appreciation for their employees. There is no career growth, despite what they may tell you in your interview. Only lateral moves can be made (and even that is rare), and they offer no training to help you grow. You essentially are stuck there. The technology is so out-of-date, as are their products. There is zero transparency with executives. None of them are on the same page. You can't get any direction or a clear understanding of what anyone wants here because no one is on the same page. The only reason I stayed here for so long is because I just became so complacent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent and clear. Try to understand what your employees do and realize that you hired them for a reason and you should trust them to do their jobs. Show some appreciation. I'm hopeful that the new CEO can make drastic changes at this organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Syncophancy & Royalty Preservation

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    Former Employee - Higher Up in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Higher Up in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at ASQ full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You may learn a few things. Some may be useful.

    Cons

    Like a religion, the zealots are so enamored of their own exhaust, they can't tell what works and what does not. If ever there was a book to be written about a self-defeating management group, this place deserves a feature. Chaos, lack of focus, inability to self-analyze, inability to think critically or execute well plague what should be a relatively simple organization. The visions of grandeur that endure are amusing, and sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Board doesn't understand that CEO has them fooled with rotating three year terms. CEO nest so feathered, he is only interested in self-preservation. Org health irrelevant. Resign.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful opportunity to be part of an organization that provides quality tools to others.

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at ASQ

    Pros

    Tremendous opportunities for growth and moving around in the organization. Education, training is heavily promoted.

    Cons

    matrix organization which can stall projects

    Recommends
  6.  

    A lack of strategic planning and professionalism among management made ASQ a challenging environment in which to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASQ

    Pros

    The volunteers are extremely knowledgeable and dedicated. ASQ had hired some smart, saavy managers; however, they left for better jobs.

    Cons

    Lack of professional HR staff; ineffective and unfocused management team; favoritism; no accountability for management from the board of directors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recommend a new CEO.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Outdated company struggling to maintain relevance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at ASQ

    Pros

    Extra paid vacation days compared to other companies. Flexible with time (leaving early when necessary or working from home).

    Cons

    Pay is substantially lower than what it should be. Company is extremely siloed in the sense that the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing, resulting in a lot of redundancy. The company does not practice what it preaches - I have never seen anyone utilize a quality tool/mechanism. Tenured staff are resistent to change and are in management positions resulting in an organization that has not evolved to maintain relevance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster and encourage creativity and imagination. Trying something new is not a bad thing if you want to keep your services relevant to the next generation of quality professionals.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Great mission - difficult leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at ASQ

    Pros

    ASQ's mission of promulgating quality practices and procedures throughout the world should represent values anyone would be proud to represent.

    Cons

    Staff are wildly overscheduled with conflicting prioritization direction from different managers and c-suite officers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recent moves to align on key objectives have been helpful, but more focus on which ONE objective overrides any others would help resolve scheduling and communication difficulties.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Quality is just a product

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at ASQ

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Nice offices. You get the chance to work on projects you might not get the chance to at other organizations.

    Cons

    Most people on staff neither understand nor apply the quality principles the society espouses. Senior management doesn't execute well and has an insular view regarding what is a good idea and what is a bad idea. It is a membership-based organization, which means members will have a lot of input on the things you work on. That's not always bad, but some "member leaders" are in it to feed their egos and line their wallets, and treat headquarters staff poorly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some of your own training on quality and apply it. Stand up to member leaders who have their own agendas.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at ASQ

    Pros

    Awesome people and many opportunities to work in teams.

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities available and lack of decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions.

    Recommends
  11.  

    ASQ

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASQ

    Pros

    Growing, unlimited potential, it's members give back in ways many companies pay to receive.

    Cons

    Old-school mentality hurts the potential progess that could be made. "That's the way it always been done around here" keeps ASQ from moving forward quicker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from for-profit world and apply best-practices that will advance the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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