American College of Surgeons
2.9 of 5 12 reviews
www.facs.org Chicago, IL 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jun 17, 2014

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    Could be Better

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsFinancially stable, good benefits, good corporate mission. Good work-life balance. Not focused on profit, but on service.

    ConsOverstaffed, hired over-qualified people and under-utilize them, especially in Education group. Have 1 to 1 administrative assistant to staff ratio in many areas, low opportunities for growth or advancement due to overstaffing and heavy overhead. Some management dis-functional, particularly in Education

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview staffing levels, reward true contributors

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat office space, nice benefits package, good salaries, flex time, interesting mission, great co-workers, access to training

    ConsLeadership is poor. Some directors fight like cats and dogs. Some departments very strict about not allowing you to use time off, some benefits not fairly distributed (some, but not all, departments allow occasional work from home)

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure fair access to benefits for all, stop fighting and live the "values" you espouse.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Researcher (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsBenefits for a non profit organization

    ConsDisfunctional Division of Education, terrible management team

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to restructure the entire division

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    So-so

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery flexible hours, compensation is pretty good for a nonprofit organization, good location.

    ConsMany of the managers do not have management experience or education. No room for growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place for stable, stress free job.

    Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGood benefits package, 403b plus pension, volunteer day. Semi-competitive salary. Non-stressful environment and co-operative staff. Relaxed environment and work schedule, pretty flexible depending upon department. Lots of employees who have been with organization for years and will retire in same spots. Good place to work for a long-term stable job, not so much for a young person looking to grow within an organization.

    ConsRaises are not based on merit, but done across the board. Management is disorganized and not really trusting of employees to accomplish assigned job duties. Employees are not trusted to use their own best judgement on projects, managers micro-manage projects. Not much room to move up in the organization due to longtime employees staying in positions until retirement. Employee skills not properly utilized or plan for growing employee skills.

    Advice to Senior ManagementObtain better organizational and project management skills would help create a cohesive plan for departments. Better cross department communication. Create more efficient meeting planning and execution skills for management as well as time management, too much comes up at last minute that could have been planned ahead of time.

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    Quality Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsACS is a well-funded nonprofit and has great benefits and even still offered an old fashioned pension plan in addition to a 403(b). Many longterm, dedicated employees. There were many opportunities to transfer to different departments when openings became available.

    ConsThe company was very focused on seniority and ranking. In addition, most departments were headed by surgeons who had not been in office settings or management previously.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Executive Assistant to President (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsCompetitive salary, great benefits, very nice work atmosphere - they tend to do a lot for their employees

    ConsHard to blend there are many old time employees - very closed atmospher

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing to add for management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No room to grow

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsHours are flexible enough to be able to take care of occasional things that may come up during normal working hours and paid time off is very generous even as a new employee. There is adequate time to complete work, so there is little stress about meeting deadlines.

    ConsLow compensation and no more than a cost of living raise every year. No opportunities for career advancement. Overstaffed, so often very little to do for extended periods of time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut back on the number of employees and pay the employees you do have more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Dysfunction

    Development Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Pros35 hour work week is full-time

    Conszero plan for career growth

    Advice to Senior Managementno comment

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Benefits/Not Family Friendly

    Education (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThe financial benefits are great and the work is interesting. Great co-workers who are knowledgeable, creative, and hard working.

    ConsManagement (mostly doctors with no management training per se) does not trust employees. Not family friendly. Very rigid, project-based structure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBreak up the stove pipes and work with people by skill rather than project. Trust us to get the job done even if we are not sitting in our seats for you to see.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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