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Updated Jun 30, 2014

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3.1 12 reviews

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American College of Physicians President David L. Bronson

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    An organization with a proud history and admirable mission that is struggling to adapt to changing times.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsAlthough this organization is a not-for-profit, it offers decent salaries and some excellent benefits: on-site gym and cafeteria, automatic 401K contributions, very nice office space, and a parking garage (if you ever make it off the waiting list).

    ConsManagers tend to run their departments like fiefdoms, and there is less cooperation among departments than one would hope. The organization spends a lot of time and money chasing trends rather than providing innovative products and services to its physician members.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe faster to adopt new technology in order to keep up with your members. Be willing to cut projects that are loss leaders, even if they have been in place for many years.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't judge a book by it's cover

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood salary, benefits and amenities in a beautiful office space located in old city philadelphia

    ConsPretty much came into the company excited for a wonderful opportunity that never conspired. The department I was hired in makes you feel very unwelcome. The exorbitant amount policies and procedures in place to get your job done were ridiculous. Left with inadequate training while brand new and shorthanded and very busy and manager did nothing to remedy the issues.

    Advice to Senior Managementstop rewarding people who treat others poorly and make people feel unwelcome

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Once was a great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice work environment, well maintained office spaces and facility, mostly friendly co-workers, very decent benefits and amenities, frequent 'employee appreciation' events, nice location within the city (Old City/Historic District)

    ConsMost managers are woefully (and somewhat comically) inept. There once was an atmosphere of professional collaboration and cooperation - that has since eroded into petty, immature management battles (mostly personalities) that make it difficult for staff to work together productively, a lot of the time. There is a culture of degree-snobbiness that is detrimental to hiring and retaining those with practical experience and professional competence. Certain senior/executive staff has been allowed to promote horribly incompetent people to VP level of major divisions, where strong protection from accountability is allowed to fester far too long with extremely poor and inexplicable business decisions, until way too much damage has been done. The HR dept is so corrupt and biased against rank and file staff, that most employees know what a futile joke it is – it exists only to protect and inoculate management and senior staff from discriminatory practices (especially racial), counter-productive communication and poor judgment, unequal and unfair application of policy/rules, and outright fraudulent activity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to embrace modern technology and business practices! If you don't comprehend or cannot do the work that your subordinates do, you cannot be an effective leader. Listen to your staff, they know what is going on in reality and know their business better than you. Develop an open atmosphere where grievances can be dealt with confidentially, professionally, and productively. Recognize and acknowledge good work performance. Get real and stop listening to (and befriending) those who are your weakest links in your depts. Admit errors instead of throwing innocent staff under the bus. Learn from your mistakes. You know, grow up, be an adult, and develop at least a shred of professionalism.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    great benefits, stupid leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosbenefits awesome, laid back atmosphere, friendly employees, no stress environment, only 35 work week, work gym and cafeteria inside, great location

    Consretarded management, ridiculous leadership decisions, no growth, low grade pay, and careers stale over time.

    Advice to Senior Managementget a brain

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    Smart people, good intentions, not great on strategy and execution.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsThey offer very good benefits. Dedicated to fulfilling their mission. People want to do the right thing. High ethical standards. Opportunity to work with intelligent people.

    ConsToo much process and bureaucracy. Slow to make decisions. Fear of change. Hierarchy is valued over innovation. Most departments work as silos, difficult to work outside of your own department. Not a lot of room for advancement.

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    Interesting Place to Work but Some Challenges

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people and values of the organization are strong. Good benefits.

    ConsQuality of management is very dependent on department. No real advancement potential.

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    Good salary, great benefits, caring company

    Manager (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsThey care about their employees, the benefits are great, salaries are good. Facility is very nice, cafeteria, gym, etc. Most colleagues are competent, professional, pleasant, easy to work with.

    ConsSlow to make decisions, don't end projects and cut losses.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Friendly and flexible with an awesome mission

    Research Coordinator (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsDepending on department ...flexible schedule, decent pay and positive work environment. Very supportive with regard to learning opportunities.

    ConsInter-departmental cattiness. Values degree attained over skill and experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people who know what they're doing in addition to having the relevant degree.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to coast while job hunting.

    Associate/Liaison (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsGreat benefits, and short hours. Lots of vacation time, sick time, and holidays. Flex time available in some departments. Cafeteria, parking garage and gym on-site. Nice place to coast for a few years, especially if you have kids.

    ConsMiddle management is incompetent and makes questionable decisions. Decision making process takes forever due to no one wanting to take responsibility for outcomes. Pay is pathetic in comparison to both the non-profit world and private industry. Archaic technology requires numerous work arounds and patches to get the simplest projects completed. Opportunities for advancement are few and far between.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop giving promotions to unqualified employees based on years of service. Purchase and implement a modern database system.

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    Good benefits!

    User Experience Designer (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsA great mission and membership.

    ConsToo many leaders trying to guide the communications and branding.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore open communication between managers/HR about growth opportunities

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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