I worked at American Council on Exercise full-time for more than 3 years
Pros – Excellent mission; good executive team; good work environment; people are very nice, friendly and easy to get along with. Sometimes the work is extremely interesting and engaging, other times - not so much (but that's life)
Cons – Lack of career development; very top-down direction - not much interactive or organic collaboration between all levels of employees; limited sick time - only 5 days/year with no long-term accrual - very limiting
Advice to Senior Management – Create a system for developing and promoting internal talent
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-09-16 21:27 PDT
I worked at American Council on Exercise full-time for more than 5 years
Pros – Great mission and area of work where you feel like you are making a difference in the lives of others, interesting and meaningful subject matter, small company in good and central location, decent benefits and fair pay, ability to make an impact even if you are not in a management level, was once thought of as a wonderful place to work (people loved their jobs, a true team environment and fun place to work, challenging work and respectful coworkers) - formerly anyway
Cons – A new executive leader was hired that completely changed the environment and leads by fear, Now negative and distrusting, a huge percentage of employees at every level of the company have jumped ship or been fired to include many of the top performers if they were not willing to become a follower of the new regime, Very distrusting work environment, overall sense of people hating coming to work each day. CEO is not strong leader.
Advice to Senior Management – Was hoping to hear things had gotten better but so sad no improvement. Remember the good ol days - when you had a positive work environment your revenues prospered. You had a great team. It's not too late, and it's amazing the impact one person can have - to include if you remove them from the situation.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2012-12-01 13:50 PST
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I worked at American Council on Exercise
Pros – Able to work on multiple types of projects to get a broad experience level. Very entrepreneurial and intuitive spirit when developing strategies. Friendly and engaging management team.
Cons – No real clear direction and formal structure when developing business plans. Little guidance on new endeavors from management team. Like most companies there are politics.
Advice to Senior Management – Be sure to not sacrifice quality of director/sr. manager level positions for lower salary candidates and/internal loyalty to employees even though they don't have the expertise or meet the requirements.
2011-02-26 15:45 PST
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