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American Management Association Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Rewarding place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY

    I have been working at American Management Association full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It is inspiring to come to work everyday for a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping corporate employees and under-served populations become successful leaders. I also appreciate working with motivated and intelligent colleagues who share the values of serving others and lifelong learning. In addition, the benefits (medical, dental, vacation, work-life balance, access to training, etc.) are all superb. Finally, though some older reviews on GlassDoor cast a negative light, I feel there is new energy and a compelling strategic shift happening at the AMA.

    Cons

    While there is an entrepreneurial flair at AMA, this is not the place for you are looking for a chance at a large payoff from a startup. It is a place to build a stable career. The entrepreneurial environment also means that you are most likely to thrive if you bring ideas and the drive to make them come to life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand the not-for-profit mission by devoting an even higher percentage of revenue to training the under-served as well as other not-for-profits that serve the under-served. Maintain the momentum on transforming the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to collect a paycheck, but don't look for a future.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Management Association full-time

    Pros

    9-5 schedule mostly. Take as many AMA seminars as you like. Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Developing performance goals 6 months in to a new fiscal year several years in a row suggests a disturbing lack of direction. Took the organization far too many years to accept and embrace technological changes in the marketplace. Cuts employees with the skills needed for a claimed new direction. Old-fashioned work from home policies (not allowed). Employees are actually banned from giving LinkedIn recommendations to *laid-off* colleagues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get division heads on board with where the organization is headed, and if they can't do it, find someone else. Revisit your own policies to enter the 21st century. Ditch the cubicle farm mentality. Get behind your own claimed new direction. Reward and keep the employees who develop the skills senior management claims the organization need. Cut the dead weight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at American Management Association full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Nice coworkers who become friends and really care about you.
    Great benefits. Nice 403b match. United Healthcare. etc.
    Great mission. Change people's lives. What I like especially is that we comp other non-profit employees into our programs.
    Great work/life ballance. Hard to find in Manhattan.

    Cons

    A bit slow to make decisions. Wish we were more nimble.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put a stake in the ground and tackle the "Future of Learning"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    No Leadership + No Strategy = No Future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at American Management Association full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pretty standard 9-5 hours, not a lot of overtime required. Some good people. Good location in Times Square. Can take unlimited AMA seminars.

    Cons

    Total lack of senior leadership, strategy, vision. Lots of talk of innovation, taking initiative but no action to back it up. Critical thinking, independence, creativity are discouraged. Very old-fashioned attitudes. No raises in 6 years. No career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize talent before its too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, great benefits and great collaborative efforts with a common mission.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Professional in New York, NY

    I have been working at American Management Association full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    AMA provides an excellent service for society that is supported by a leading brand and brilliant colleagues. It's nice to know that your efforts make a meaningful difference in customers' careers and lives.

    Cons

    Like with most evolving businesses, some colleagues resist change and as a result find themselves embracing the past. This can lead to pockets of disgruntled individuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course and continue to provide a workplace that encourages collaborative efforts and thought provoking work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very Stressful!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at American Management Association full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some nice coworkers. Have become friends with some.
    Good benefits.
    I like what some of the new senior managers are trying to do.
    I'm still there I guess.

    Cons

    A few people here would rather smile in your face and stab you in the back, instead of working together to fix the problem. I was told it's every person for themselves. By far most passive aggressive place I've ever seen. If job market was better, would leave in a heart beat.

    It will seem like the clients are very demanding at first. Until you realize, they've pretty much been told AMA will do ANYTHING at any hour for them. It's seen as a badge of pride, and pretty much encourages managers to abuse the lower level people that actually do the work.

    A few managers are very difficult to work with. They can do know wrong. A waste of time reporting them to HR.

    No raises in about 4-6 years for some.

    Other than, I'm glad I have a job, there's incentive to go the extra mile right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the bad managers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Handing on by a thread

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Management Association full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Your peers are nice. The management govern by fear.

    Cons

    Back in the 1990's. Have to wear a tie. Management trusts consultants more than FTEs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Join the 21st century

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Depressing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Management Association

    Pros

    The Midtown location is pretty nice

    Cons

    Disorganized, stuck in the past, no communication, cubicle atmosphere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your employees and act like you're a company working in 2014 not 1914.

  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Horrendous

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Management Association full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros. It's a dead end.

    Cons

    Everyone is upset about being here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example, senior management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fragmented

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Faculty in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Faculty in New York, NY

    I worked at American Management Association as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good exposure when selected to teach a course. Most courses are well structured, however they may need to be updated to meet current business needs.

    Cons

    Very difficult to get additional assignments. Very bureaucratic and it seems you can do a great job but you are not tapped to do more. Not enough involvement of the faculty in trying to secure new business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your faculty more and use their talents to build the business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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