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American College of Chest Physicians Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
8 Reviews
2.5
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Nice place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American College of Chest Physicians full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growing and changing organization. Great new office, nice work / life balance. Very few work late or are expected to. Work from home is offered. Time off is very flexible.

    Cons

    CEO has made a lot of changes over the last 5 years that some of the staff have a hard time adjusting to. Staff want to be recognized and promoted but not always willing to put in the effort needed. Post about vendors and consultants is false. If staff were doing what needed to be accomplished, there would be no need for external support. Post on this page are from disgruntled employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nice place going through changes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American College of Chest Physicians part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people were great, the workplace friendly and laid back, very cooperative. At first I liked it a lot.

    Cons

    Things started changing, people being let go, laid off, mysteriously leaving, many others leaving on their own accord. Morale started to slip. It was sad to watch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope that things improve and the company stabilizes.

    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. Considered a leader in pulmonary and critical simulations. New facility is world class and top of the line.

    Cons

    Very disjointed setup. Everyone seems to be working all the time but it's a boat to nowhere. People close to the CEO get promoted to ridiculous positions. The CEO himself does not have any ideas on how to run the company. Benefits have been cut all around and people are leaving in droves. Company has no real fallback plan and the all staff meetings are just to communicate bad news and more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell your staff what they are supposed to do. Every day seems to be Disney world over here. And not in a fun way. People discovering 100 different things that need to be done yesterday over and above what they need to do on a regular basis is unfair and patently stupid. Job needs should be specific and in line with the job description they were hired to do. Having random expectations because it showed better on the bottom line is a problem you face. Expecting staff to pick up work of everyone that's left and then taking away core benefits because the organization in your belief some how outdoes "similar peer nonprofits" is a sure fire way of distancing existing employees from the organization. You are pushing away loyal employees to the point where they no longer care for the cause or the organization. You are running the company into the ground with your ridiculous short term fixes that will result in sinking this company in the long run. Has the CEO ever talked to employees on a one on one level ?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run, don't walk away.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, great people, new facility.

    Cons

    Take heed of the previous reviews. ACCP is a challenging place to work-- all the great people have let and even more are out the door. Management is out of touch. They are demanding more of employees while providing less insight and respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your staff seriously-- they have needs and desires too. Hire qualified people, stop gossiping and finger-pointing at your staff. Get to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Needs stronger leadership with a single focused direction that is support by a strategic plan

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American College of Chest Physicians full-time

    Pros

    Staff are great to work with and really try hard.

    Cons

    Management is completely disconnected with the staff that gets things done and no operational experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire staff that have experience in larger environments and take the time to listen to staff and reduce the workload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Monotonous work, but fairly flexible workplace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American College of Chest Physicians full-time

    Pros

    -The people are absolutely great, and if you asked any employee why they have stayed, this would be their number one answer.

    -Most managers have fairly flexible work at home policies and flex time accommodations.

    -It's a pretty low stress environment. Although work comes in waves, and it can get very busy at times, the work is very low key. I don't feel the need to check my email constantly on vacations, for example.

    Cons

    -Policies aren't implemented across the board, creating an "unfair" environment. Some managers allow you to create your own schedule, others are more rigid. People with children are definitely treated differently and are allowed to leave at the drop of a hat or work from home anytime their kid is sick. Those without traditional families are not given the same liberties. Take home point: this is an excellent place for working parents, but if you're single or childless, plan to pick up the slack or travel extra for those who have family obligations.

    -Management has started to decrease fringe benefits to save money. While this is understandable, the benefits made the workplace more tolerable, and now that they are being reduced, employees have to find other reasons to like the job.

    -The job descriptions don't match the actual work AT ALL. Most employees are glorified administrative assistants with fancy titles. Any organized, diligent person could do this work, so why do they insist on bringing people in with high qualifications who are immediately unhappy with the lack of truth in the job descriptions?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement fair policies and make all departments live by those policies. Certain managers shouldn't have the liberty to implement more stringent policies on a whim.

    Find a way to make employees feel appreciated. Cutting benefits is not a great way to start. But find "free perks" that will keep employees engaged such as summer flex hours or other types of variable schedules.

    Maintain a better degree of truth in the job descriptions so you can bring in new employees who fit well with the job and won't become dissatisfied so quickly.

    If you are going to undergo an organizational restructuring, actually make sure you drive the transition instead of allowing employees to sink back into their old jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Growing pains. Too many initiatives.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American College of Chest Physicians

    Pros

    May be OK to start as a new employee. Work at Home policy allows for some work-life balance.

    Cons

    Too many changes, insufficient resources and expertise. Loss of business knowledge from closing many positions. The organization culture has shifted from trusting relationships to corporate "every man for himself" style.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management trusts a handful of newer employees. Trust, but verify.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run far, run fast.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at American College of Chest Physicians full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Innovation and Simulation Center is up and coming! Many hard working employees have passed through the college. The IT Department does a superb job at training on new technology.

    Cons

    Unstable environment. Extremely high employee turnover. Little advancement potential.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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