American College of Chest Physicians

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American College of Chest Physicians Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
6 Reviews
2.5
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7. 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 for 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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