American Academy of Family Physicians

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American Academy of Family Physicians Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
10 Reviews
3.6
10 Reviews
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Jeffrey J. Cain, M.D., FAAFP
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  1.  

    Excellent work community.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Leawood, KS
    Former Employee - Intern in Leawood, KS

    I worked at American Academy of Family Physicians as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nonprofit company that emphasizes the importance of the work--you are constantly reminded that the work you do improves healthcare. They give interns a wide variety of tasks, which is rare, and there is flexibility to choose projects on which you would like to focus. Kind coworkers and good communication amongst staff.

    Cons

    Some days there would be hardly any work, and some days I'd rush through and stay late to finish everything, but I suppose that type of unpredictable workload comes with the territory! Overall, amazing internship opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    "OK"

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

    I have been working at American Academy of Family Physicians full-time

    Pros

    *The banana dance
    *Trying to stay current
    *Nice wellness programs/classes
    *Culture
    *Moving health care forward
    *Frosty Friday

    Cons

    *The banana dance
    *No growth opps
    *Family hires over qualified hires
    *No training
    *Titles/pay don't match work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    AAFP does not develop people, don't work there unless you are a physician or are not concerned about career advancement

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

    I worked at American Academy of Family Physicians full-time

    Pros

    Can be a family-friendly environment if you have the right boss. Compensation can be above average, but raises are horribly insufficient and are not linked to performance. If you are a high-performer then stay away.

    Cons

    Physicians are promoted and are held in the highest esteem despite their performance. Physicians are placed in leadership positions when they are not qualified to be managers. They do not invest in career development and they do not value long-term employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Potential...but Horrible Bosses in some areas...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Academy of Family Physicians full-time

    Pros

    The perception and the image the academy attempts to portray. The culture of the academy is mostly positive (on paper).

    Cons

    Restructuring and following fads will not fix the problems. Stop letting managers get away with murder and let the people that actually do the work have a voice. No real growth opportunities unless you fit into a specific "category". Abusive managers are able to position themselves in a positive way to senior management and then go back to abusing employees when they're not around. Some managers use benefits as bribes and a way to control staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. The academy is a prestigious organization, lets start acting like it from within the academy walls. Look for answers from "staff" not each other or middle managers. Focus on other aspects of the company not just membership. Membership will fall into place. Create a real environment of mutual respect. The divisions and even departments function like a bunch of businesses competing with one another.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work if you have a family

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS

    I have been working at American Academy of Family Physicians full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The AAFP has a wonderful work/life balance and really good compensation and benefits. The paid time off between Christmas and New Year's is AWESOME.

    Cons

    Each department feels a bit segregated from each other (we don't get to know other people outside of our immediate area) so that can often feel disconnected. Wish there was a bit more community.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Environment is like many companies within a company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS

    I have been working at American Academy of Family Physicians full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits including flex time and wellness programs.

    Cons

    Where you work depends on the extent to which you can partake in the benefits.

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Had high hopes, but disappointed...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS

    I have been working at American Academy of Family Physicians full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have been able to hire really smart, innovative people. The staff training opportunities are good with a wide variety of offerings.

    Cons

    The lack of strategic direction makes every project a top priority so staff is constantly sidetracked with problems rather than focusing on what will drive membership. I never know what 'marathon' I'll be running each day. There has been no cost of living raise for years, retirement vesting years have increased and the staff are worn out. I predict a mass exdous when the economy strengthens if they don't improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out, through data, what adds value to membership. Have each division select three top priorities at a time and focus on those through completion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    The members are some of the best people doing the best work for their patients!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS

    I worked at American Academy of Family Physicians

    Pros

    The members, Family Physicians, are generally nice and easy to work with. There are a lot of nice perks, i.e. week off between Christmas and New Years, snow days. and onsite work out facility including locker room and showers.

    Cons

    Senior management continues to look for the answer in the "management fad" of the year; there have been several "re-organizations" over the last several years, yet there is not a clear direction of where the organization is headed. As a non-profit, technology tends to be a lower priority, although the situation has improved in the last few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    True transparency will be critical for staff to contribute effectively

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    AAFP is a mission-driven organization that it making an impact for family physicians and their patients.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS

    I have been working at American Academy of Family Physicians

    Pros

    The AAFP serves family physicians so they can provide the best care to their patients. It is a noble mission to support.
    The benefits are great and it is very family friendly - the organization recognizes the need to balance work and personal life.
    Fellow employees are caring and supportive of each other.
    The AAFP is a national leader in the health care field and its expertise is recognized by other medical societies, government officials, and industry leaders. It makes one proud of the work the organization does.

    Cons

    If you don't like change, it would not be such a comfortable place to work, because the AAFP is changing, as it must, to continue to thrive in a changing environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Continue to look for ways that the organization can lead changes in health care in general, and family medicine in particular. Continue to be adaptive to the changes in the environment.

    Recommends
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    STAY AWAY!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Leawood, KS
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Leawood, KS

    I worked at American Academy of Family Physicians

    Pros

    I worked there for over twenty years and it was for the most part a very good place to work. But, a few years ago, they brought in a new EVP and another VP who changed the entire concept of what the Academy stands for.

    Cons

    With all their changes, the members are not getting what is deserved to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They all need to be fired!

    Doesn't Recommend

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