American Institute Of Physics Reviews

Updated April 7, 2015
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  1. IT Operations

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    Former Employee - Senior PC Technician in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Senior PC Technician in Melville, NY

    I worked at American Institute Of Physics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees are all professional, Salaries are above average. Good skills and career opportunities in technology and publishing.

    Cons

    Frequent changes in the organization, The budget seems to be getting tighter and makes the mission of the corporation side harder to figure out.

  2. Obsolete

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Institute Of Physics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice place to work and get started. This was my first real job out after college. It was a great experience and a good company to work for. Free coffee and hot cocoa EVERY DAY.

    Cons

    This is a publishing firm for physics journals; not the most interesting content. They also do a lot of things the old way. They are never into the latest technology. I think they still use tape backups.

    Advice to Management

    Keep giving your employees special projects to keep it interesting. This is what kept me going and eventually gave me the skills to find another job. After I left there were massive layoffs.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Decent non-profit organization to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD

    I have been working at American Institute Of Physics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, paid professional development opportunities, friendly atmosphere, friendly CEO, personal office for most employees, open-minded company values, lactation room and special accommodations for nursing/pumping mothers

    Cons

    Predictable pay raises, no automatic promotion (you have to ask), some disingenuos directors, some lazy/careless directors

    Advice to Management

    Offer promotions automatically, recognize exceptional work more often

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  5. Ethical Employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD

    I worked at American Institute Of Physics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits package is excellent. The pension plan is excellent - that's one of the things that really sets this organization apart. The work, at least at its flagship magazine, is interesting and challenging, with plenty of opportunities to learn new skills. The atmosphere is collegial and friendly.

    Cons

    The salary range is somewhat below what's available in the private sector, and raises are not very substantial.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Not-for-Profit Association

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Institute Of Physics (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees are great. The CEO talks to everyone regularly and keeps staff as current as possible about what is going on. Salaries are good and the work load is OK. Bonuses are almost non-existent.

    Cons

    Changes in the organization have made the future unpredictable. The budget seems to be getting tighter and turning the publishing arm into a subsidiary makes the mission of the corporate side harder to figure out.

    Advice to Management

    Be as open as possible about the future.

  7. AIP

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in College Park, MD

    I worked at American Institute Of Physics part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A very interesting place to work if you are dedicated to research. Everyone is very friendly and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    If AIP doesn't receive the necessary funding, you may lose your job without very little notice. Don't expect a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a workers compensation program.

  8. A good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Institute Of Physics (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Company is full of people at the top of their game, benefits are quite encouraging, nice building.

    Cons

    The introduction of a Halogen performance appraisal system means that its practically impossible to get a cost-of-living pay rise going forward. In particular, the system tries to force you into pre-determined roles which is against what most of the people employed here do. Although the building is nice its isolated from the University of Maryland and its not as easy to get downtown as you would think.

  9. Helpful (1)

    work is done over seas

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Institute Of Physics

    Pros

    treated well, nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Will ship your job over seas if it saves the company money. Many loyal people with decades long careers were let go.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Clerical in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Clerical in Melville, NY

    I have been working at American Institute Of Physics full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always cared about their employees. Managers and supervisors more than fair in reviews and daily interactions.

    Cons

    Upper management, in looking to save money, keeps downsizing and outsourcing jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your valuable employees, they are your finest assets.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Who will turn out the lights?

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    Former Employee - Directory Technology in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Directory Technology in Melville, NY

    I worked at American Institute Of Physics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be family company. Good pay, good technology, good work.

    Cons

    Mgnmt slash and burn. Staff is going going gone.

    Advice to Management

    None. Thanks.

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