American College of Cardiology

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American College of Cardiology Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
13 Reviews

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    Research associate

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at American College of Cardiology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good environment
    competitive pay / compensation

    Cons

    Was not there long enough to comment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unsure of future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American College of Cardiology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Many benefits
    Pays well

    Cons

    I have been working here 4 years and have not had any opportunities to move up.
    Many decisions made be senior management that are not transparent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the loyal employees you have by challenging them, let them innovate, be more transparent.

  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Love this place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American College of Cardiology for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work that makes a difference, respectful environment, employees empowered.

    Cons

    None really. Every job has it's stress points, but stress as the ACC is fairly standard and counterbalanced by good work, flexible schedule, great benefits, and good energy.

    Positive Outlook
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    a bad place and cannot stay any longer

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    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC

    I have been working at American College of Cardiology full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    DC nice west end location

    Cons

    control freak supervisor, self arrogant VP, ridiculous job plan, no autonomy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire some female senior directors and VP, call back those competent former employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Disappointing, If the actual members only knew what was happening.

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC

    I have been working at American College of Cardiology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great staff, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Very destructive senior level, no transparency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ACC is a member organization and not a fortune 500 for profit company. Egos at senior level are very destructive. Big difference between assertiveness and confidence versus someone who has swagger and dominates and dictates. Desire for power control has corrupted many major decision and are a path to nowhere. It's not a sustainable model.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American College of Cardiology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employees have great benefits and a <35 hour summer work week. Very little work is actually done so there's no late nights or weekends.

    Cons

    Management unable to think ahead and grossly incompetent [most work is outsourced], no collaboration between business units, and everyone for themselves mentality. Lower than average pay scale. Lack of professionalism across institution. Little room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually try to do some work towards the ACC mission instead of posturing, blame throwing and CYA activities. Pretend you run a for-profit business - seriously. Really sad that no one can work together even within the same department (yes, your staff dislikes you -- they realize you'll fire them for no good reason at the drop of a hat).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Overall decent place to work

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    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC

    I have been working at American College of Cardiology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Above average benefits and salary; other perks such as onsite fitness classes; health checkups; opportunities to engage in social activities with colleagues; interesting work, flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted, budget restrictions, meager salary increases. Certain departments seem to be favorites and tend to get promotions more easily. Large number of staff so you can easily be overlooked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more promotion opportunities; give back some benefits that have been taken away in the recent past.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent work community that was headed downhill

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at American College of Cardiology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A large percentage of the staff were highly dedicated to their jobs and worked hard to do more to help the medical community and the public.

    Cons

    Changes in the overall work environment in 2007-08 turned ACC into an uncomfortable place to work where many people felt on edge on a daily basis, and a lot of good people left due to the changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax. Get more flexible working arrangements, not less.

  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    A large medical membership organization

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    Current Employee - Rather Not Say  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Rather Not Say in Washington, DC

    I have been working at American College of Cardiology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, easy hours, gym on premises, prime location in DC's West End area.

    Cons

    Idiotic management, cardiologist members that treat staff like dirt, hierarchical management approach from the 60's, more red tape than IBM, too much self-preservation, lack of teamwork. This is one of the most disjointed organizations I have ever seen; the senior management is greedy and is more concerned about making themselves look good to membership than anything else, and they are very self-satisfied. Meanwhile, employees are without direction, and suffer from management's inability to do anything well, but it's never their fault. Avoid this place at all costs. I am glad I left when I did.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    College of Incompetence

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    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Washington, DC

    I worked at American College of Cardiology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salary, vacation if negotiated, annual conference

    Cons

    Management and Senior level are incompetent. They basically are good old boys with senior cardiologists and that's how they keep their jobs. BTW, they will fire you in a heartbeat; reason, because they just stopped liking that person. It's a sad place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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