American College of Cardiology

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American College of Cardiology Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
15 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    You will not get a substantial raise, unless you work in a certain department or are buddies with senior management

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    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at American College of Cardiology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and very caring employees. When I left I got so many farewell lunches and an amazing card. And the work life balance was great, that's what kept me there. I could work from home very easily.

    Cons

    I asked (and deserved) a raise and for 8 months my manager couldn't (or maybe wouldn't, not really sure) get it for me. Yet others in my department received multiple promotions in my 4 years. Promotions don't come with a raise beyond the 3% yearly one that you get every year (which is nice but only 3% for an actual promotion is nothing).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize those who are loosing money, stop focusing on the measly income of money they bring in and look at how much was wasted too. Don't bring in a team, focus a lot of resources to them, and they really had no purpose at all other then causing problems. And when your employees as a question, don't throw technical business terms at them to make it seem awesome, it's not. They are smarter then that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A few bad apples ruin the bunch

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    Former Employee - Passionate Contributor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Passionate Contributor in Washington, DC

    I worked at American College of Cardiology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Lots of awesome people working in NCDR. They are very passionate about the work they do and the sense of purpose rubs off on everyone making you want to work hard to make a real difference in this world we live in.
    Work Life Balance is great

    Cons

    Salaries are not the greatest, makes it hard to recruit good people.
    Poor management is the number one reason I left. Even with all the good friends I made and all the great colleagues I had, some of the managers made going to work like getting teeth pulled out. Ultimately, even with all the great opportunities afforded, working for a control freak boss that is deceptive and dishonest was not helping me in anyway. Even after formally complaining, I was given the opportunity to learn that they plan on keeping this manager in place "forever" which basically meant I would have to leave. These managers get away with these types of things because of this ridiculous "chain of command" notion where everyone must be sub-servant to the manager above them and the "obedient" remain in place indefinitely.
    There is a move to flatten the organization that started earlier in 2014. This may help remove power from some of these tyrant managers that ultimately contribute to work/life stress and poor morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a trust in your hands, don't blow it. Stop running this place like it belongs to you and start listening to your people. There is a lot of potential but you need to know that people are not just cogs! Know that loyalty comes and goes, but integrity is forever so have some integrity and don't just keep people that are obedient servants around because they do your bidding. Be serious about flattening the organization so these terrible managers can start to show their true colors and get rid of them or remove them from management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    good environment
    competitive pay / compensation

    Cons

    Was not there long enough to comment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 5 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 (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.

  6. 4 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 (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
  7. 4 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 (less than an 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
  8. 3 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 (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
  9. 4 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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11. 2 people 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 (more than an 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.

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