Aaas Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
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  1. A company that tries but does not want to leave print behind.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very considerate HR staff. AAAS/Science Magazine really tries to make woking comfortable and safe for all of its employees. They provide very generous benefits and salaries.

    Cons

    Not sure of their future direction. They lost many of their top IT talent because they move too slowly with technology.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your young employees. They understand where print is headed.


  2. Great Benefits, Terrible Management and HR

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aaas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    At first blush, AAAS was a great place to work. The benefits are great, the workplace was quiet and clean, and the company does good work. CEO Rush Holt has a great vision. If you don't mind doing more or less the same thing every day, it will probably go very well for you.

    Cons

    Management is completely and utterly inflexible. If you need accommodation for a disability, particularly an invisible disability, you're probably better off working somewhere else because they will not budge. They would rather get someone else than change anything, even if doing so would be very easy, because they are concerned about other employees asking for accommodations. HR is not your friend, and if they've decided they don't like you, they will push to get you fired. Additionally, AAAS really doesn't care about your career development. I spent months asking to go to various career development groups at AAAS and was routinely turned down by my supervisor. The resources are available. It's just that none of the lower level employees were allowed to access them.

    Advice to Management

    Accommodate people with disabilities, even if they have disabilities you don't understand or haven't dealt with before. Tell people what their options actually are, particularly if they are early career and don't necessarily know. Give early career folks the time and resources to excel.


  3. Science Policy

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Associate in Washington, DC
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aaas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to engage in the science policy community. Retirement contributions of employer are excellent. Up to a 4% contributions is matched by employer plus employer pays an additional 8%. So by saving 4% of your gross salary you end up saving 16%. Work environment is very pleasant. One of the best places I've ever worked in terms of friendly staff and people across the organization.

    Cons

    Advancement seems slow. Raises have been 2% or 3% per year even with exceptional reviews. Paths for advancement are not clear.


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  5. Advice

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    Former Employee - Advisor in Bellevue, NE
    Former Employee - Advisor in Bellevue, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Satisfactory place to work at with no issues

    Cons

    None. Atmosphere pretty nice and warm

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. Good Place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are good and for the most part, so are the staff

    Cons

    Senior management does not leave which makes it hard for growth and advancement opportunities


  7. Great first job experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent salary, quiet office environment

    Cons

    Schedule isn't flexible, no telecommuting under normal circumstances


  8. Great place

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    Current Employee - Full Time Employee
    Current Employee - Full Time Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits, location, and beautiful building. Great coworkers.

    Cons

    Job growth can be a challenge.


  9. Great benefits....

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aaas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and some staff

    Cons

    Growth potential is minimal due to staff not retiring or resigning

    Advice to Management

    Provide growth opportunities


  10. Greatest place on earth to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aaas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are outstanding, the building is beautiful, and you're working with people who really care about their mission.

    Cons

    The DC metro is a steaming pile of fail. However when you get to the office look at the artwork for a few minutes, it can really center you. Yes, they have artwork.

    Advice to Management

    Give people chances to do different things. Take chances, your talent pool is your most valuable asset by far.


  11. This is good organization.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    New technology .There is good learning. Atmosphere is is good. Work culture is good. You will be happy for what you are doing

    Cons

    There is always scope of improvements. Because improvements will improve both the company and people. So we should go for improvements.



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