American Association of Critical Care Nurses

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Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    A lot of busy work,no substance.

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Former Employee - Specialist in Laguna Niguel, CA

    I worked at American Association of Critical Care Nurses full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    401k match was good up to 6%

    Cons

    Leadership was horrible. Extreme lack of integrity in directors.


  2. Unmotivated employees and managers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I have been working at American Association of Critical Care Nurses full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If you like to stay under the radar, this company is for you. The 401k match is really nice. The people that work there are also nice. There are no goals or deadlines. You can get away with doing the bare minimum without anyone knowing.

    Cons

    The managers are out of touch with the corporate world. They've been working there for 15+ years and don't know anything else. The company is afraid of change so they have been stuck in the same place for many years. Employees will always get the lowest rating at the end of the year. Pay is extremely low compared to other companies. There is zero room for advancement because the old dinosaurs that have those positions refuse to leave. Their interview process was more difficult than the actual day to day tasks. The processes are old. The employees are old. The managers are old. The company's culture is old.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in younger talent to replace the "old" ways. The directors and managers don't have the skills to lead and motivate their departments.


  3. Best place to work in Orange County

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

    I have been working at American Association of Critical Care Nurses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Family-friendly, casual atmosphere. Mission driven work. Great people. Great benefits. Many employees have worked here for decades, but size has grown in recent years to add a lot of new people.

    Cons

    South county, not very exciting area. Slightly lower $ compensation than you might make elsewhere. Small organization, not for corporate ladder climbers

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing great job.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    New technology old skills

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at American Association of Critical Care Nurses as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good company but IT team is stuck with bad management

    Cons

    IT database employee resists new technology and have hard time learning new technology. No overtime pay but workload is more than 8 hours a day. You don't get to estimate an assignment. You will be given a timeframe to finish the assignment.

    Advice to Management

    good luck


  6. Helpful (2)

    You will love the member-customers, be wary of management's veneer of open communication or morays and norms.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Projects in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Projects in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at American Association of Critical Care Nurses

    Pros

    Serve the critical care nurses (the members) and become a part of the honorable work of improving patient care in critical care units across the nation. All of society benefits from the service and education of this constituency. The critical care nurses are really the unsung heroes of today's health care system and are individuals with great integrity and high ideals who function in organizations/hospitals who may not adhere to the same level of ethical standards.

    Cons

    The dissonance between the espoused values and norms of the organization and practice resides at the nexus of Earth and Pluto. They tend to reorganize departmental functions and tasks frequently, basing their decisions upon favored individual manager's preferences for certain responsibilities. The outcomes of these reorganizations which occur two to three times a year, disassemble effective flow processes lowering staff productivity, performance and results. The compensation is much lower than other organizations of parity.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to the staff who are the implementors of programs on a day to day basis. Do not entertain negative or give weight to comments about staff from other staff without a full assessment of all the facts, and underlying motivations. Consider that you are in a cycle of collectively reinforcing your own hubris(unintentional though it maybe). Ask yourselves why such a high percentage of your staff go to the EAP therapists to try and restore their dignity and cope.



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