American Management Association

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American Management Association Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fragmented

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    Former Employee - Faculty  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Faculty in New York, NY

    I worked at American Management Association as a contractor for 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
  2.  

    Handing on by a thread

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Management Association full-time for 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
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    Horrendous

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    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
  6.  

    A company living in it's past and with no future

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    Former Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at American Management Association full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some nice people working there. if you know how to kiss up to the top, you can stay fora long time. good benefits over all. Mid town location is practical. Good place for yes men.

    Cons

    Management is out of touch with reality and sees themselves as much more than they are. The offices are old and drab as is the staff. in this day and age, you will be asked to wear a tie. the courses they offer are out of date and they are simply surviving on the inertia of a few giant corporate customers. The industry is moving forward rapidly while the AMA stands and watches. there are no opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to who your customers really are and what they want. But i think it may be too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    AMACOM Books, great employees

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at American Management Association as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The employees here are the best part of the company. The products are admittedly dry for people who love books and book publishing, so everyone makes the best of it with good humor and friendly demeanors.

    It's nice to be the publishing arm of a larger, successful company. (You can also take seminars free of charge!)

    Interns are paid well!

    Cons

    Not the best office space, although there are some decent views of Times Square along the perimeter.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    In trouble, no money, always in fear of being "RIF"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at American Management Association full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Midtown location. not much else was positive

    Cons

    never willing to spend money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A professional will think many times before diving in this pool. Unless you are desperate to get a job.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Management Association

    Pros

    Outstanding policies regarding software usability. The systems and softwares are never updated, always outdated. Still working with JDK verion 1.2.

    Excellent policies on saving money. No wastage of money, not even when the timezone changed in 2008. Money was saved, call center was informed for a manual workaround.

    Always outdated, never current in IT Technology.

    Cons

    You will lose touch of your technology.
    You will not get chance to update your skills with changing technology.
    You will have no powers as a manager.
    You will not do performance review of your team, people who work for you.
    You will not have privacy in your office.
    You will have lower precedence compared to contractors.
    You will not sign your contractors time sheets as their manager.
    You will not have right to interview would be employees that you will manage.
    You will not have vacation for first six months.
    You will not have any sick leaves for first six months of your working there.
    You will not get approvals or disapprovals by email, just verbally.
    You will be held accountable for errors and blunders of another department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your managers with respect so that the managed employees also respect their manager. Practice what is preaached at your institution.

    Doesn't Recommend

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