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American College of Physicians Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    great benefits, stupid leadership

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American College of Physicians

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a brain

  2.  

    Management lets Supervisor harass employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American College of Physicians full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They have good benefits. They have a cafeteria., They are at a convenient location. Employees are friendly and it is a , nice building, and they have security

    Cons

    Supervisor brings problems into the workplace and is allowed to harass and fire employees. Human resources allows supervisor to do this. Employees transferred out of department. Retailation for complaining to Human Resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When employees are transferring out of the department and see an employee harassed do something about it. Talk to the Supervsor and put the Supervisor in another position if they are not a people person.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Don't judge a book by it's cover

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American College of Physicians

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pretty 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 ManagementAdvice

    stop rewarding people who treat others poorly and make people feel unwelcome

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Once was a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American College of Physicians full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nice 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)

    Cons

    Most 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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at American College of Physicians full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They 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.

    Cons

    Too 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.

  7.  

    An organization with a proud history and admirable mission that is struggling to adapt to changing times.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Although 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).

    Cons

    Managers 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting Place to Work but Some Challenges

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American College of Physicians full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good salary, great benefits, caring company

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at American College of Physicians full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Friendly and flexible with an awesome mission

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    Former Employee - Research Coordinator  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at American College of Physicians full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to coast while job hunting.

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    Current Employee - Associate/Liaison  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Associate/Liaison in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at American College of Physicians

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Middle 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO

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