American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Reviews

Updated August 14, 2015
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  1. Great new building, coworkers and senior management!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are very dedicated to working for the AAOS mission. Amazing organization for the Annual Meeting. Great coworkers and senior management! Enjoyed working for people I looked up to.

    Cons

    Pay was lower than industry.

    Advice to Management

    Make it a less rigid workplace environment, more networking opportunities within company


  2. Work here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mission, coworkers, location, and benefits

    Cons

    Some overly complacent and comfortable people

    Advice to Management

    Change is good! Embrace it.


  3. Nice place to call home.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    • Fantastic benefits: Excellent Health Insurance! • 37.5 hour work week with flex work schedule. • Super friendly staff.

    Cons

    Nothing negative really worth posting. When your work in an office environment, you will always run into people that you might not work well with, but on the whole this is a pleasant place to work.


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  5. Positive experience and only getting better.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons full-time

    Pros

    Good medical benefits, flexible work schedules, travel opportunities, (depending on your position/department), talent recognition programs, tuition reimbursement, brand-new building with on-site cafeteria and Mother's Room

    Cons

    The company is working hard modernize processes (eg, project management software, ebook production) but culturally there is pushback from people who have "always done it this way". Millennials and Baby Boomers have much to learn from each other - experience meets innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain transparency. Facilitate face-to-face communication. Ideocracy is better than hierarchy.


  6. Difficulty place to work; sabotaged and bullied daily.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Rosemont, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a decent place to work. I thought the salary was fair and the benefits were reasonable. The work environment is pleasant, and I got to know many of the employees well.

    Cons

    I honestly felt abused by my manager who treated me in a condescending and often offensive manner, in spite of the fact that the manager, department director, and director of HR was fully aware of the way he treated me. It is not fun to go to a job where you feel you have no value--either as an employee or a human being. I would noty recommend this place to my worst enemy.

    Advice to Management

    Think you need to re-evaluate the future direction of management. Company has a reputation of undermining their employees and purposely keeping them under their thumb. Way too many people leave, and what management doesn't understand or care about is that consistent turn-overs reflect badly on management.


  7. Hard to work at a place where you feel bullied every day

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a decent place to work. I thought the salary was fair and the benefits were reasonable. The work environment is pleasant, and I got to know many of the employees well.

    Cons

    I honestly felt abused by my manager who treated me in a condescending and often offensive manner, in spite of the fact that her direct manager and the director of HR was fully aware of the way she treated me. It is not fun to go to a job where you feel you have no value--either as an employee or a human being. I would only recommend this place to a friend who was in dire need of a job.

    Advice to Management

    Think you need to re-evaluate your revolving door. This used to be a fun, safe place to work. Now it has a reputation as a revolving door. Way too many people are fired, and what management doesn't understand or care about is that those firings reflect badly on management.


  8. Good experience

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    Current Employee - Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Super hard working doctor members

    Cons

    None that Ican think of.


  9. If you like to be in a military-like. then this will be a good place!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fixable schedule. Good start-up salary. Good pension.

    Cons

    Politics: this company has a lot of politics. The supervisors try their best not to document any decision they make. Not even that, they try their best to not leave trace of their words. No written requirements for your task, not clear even when it is oral. Most of the time you can't voice your opinion, they want you to be a follower, no creativity. Most, if not always, we do our projects in a very tight dead-lines and managers decide to do wrong things because of that! Some managers gives orders as they are in a military, many times i felt i am just a solider. No space to grow. It takes years and years to get promotion, i would say 5 years average. Respectfulness environment where supervisors insult\yield at their people. Two creative people that i know have been fired because they were refused to do wrong things and they didn't follow orders (don't confuse orders with instructions, instructions should be followed. I meant by orders is military-like orders.).

    Advice to Management

    Please, don't yield at your people. Be responsible about your decisions. Welcome the other opinion and discuss it at least. HR, please give better training courses to your managers teaching them basics of managing people.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great organization overall, but toxicity exists

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    --Challenging, intellectually fulfilling work --Decent pay and excellent benefits --Smart, dedicated employees who share a passion for excellence

    Cons

    My experience at AAOS was anomalous. While the organization itself is well-managed and functions superbly on a macrocosmic level, I had the misfortune of being employed in a unit whose manager governs her employees through irrationality and fear. In an effort to successfully navigate the situation while preserving my mental equanimity, I read several resources on coping with a toxic manager, and I attempted to implement a variety of recommended strategies for dealing with a bully in the workplace. Ultimately, I consulted with the human resources managers for practical advice. The simple reality of the situation was that the manager to whom I reported had been employed with AAOS for more than two decades, and she was protected by the unquestioning support of her own manager. By comparison, I was a newbie to the organization, and there was little that HR could do to help me satisfactorily resolve the problem. Although my brief career with AAOS was intellectually gratifying, at the end of the day my mental health was more important. It’s a shame: had I worked for a manager who possesses the repertoire of skills and the emotional constitution necessary to successfully manage others, I undoubtedly would still be with AAOS.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that appearances are deceptive. The manner in which a lower- or mid-level manager conducts herself in one context may differ dramatically from her behavior in another context.


  11. Room to grow at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant
    Current Employee - Editorial Assistant
    Recommends

    Pros

    Teamwork and communication are emphasized on all levels of management. The AAOS has good benefits--continuing education is supported financially. Professional development is encouraged through many different programs, including an in-house mentor program. The organization will pay for college course work up to $5,000 a year. Seminars and professional development courses are also covered 100%. Management encourages feedback in many ways including the annual performance reviews, workgroups on performance recognition, and the "green" initiatives.

    Cons

    AAOS is a non-profit organization. Compensation can be low, but the benefits help compensate for the lack of pay.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!



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