American Physical Society Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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  1. Can move ahead if self motivated.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridge, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ridge, NY

    I have been working at American Physical Society full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, long term employment, and flexible work days. Enjoy the connection to physics without the concern about funding. Good people to work with and they are always willing to lend a hand.

    Cons

    Few advancement opportunities and some colleagues with poisonous attitudes.


  2. Great benefits, excellent people, limited growth and mobility

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Physical Society

    Pros

    Excellent benefits (health, retirement), great working environment, people are friendly, vacation/sick leave, teleworking policies are flexible and generous. Great work-life balance and low stress. Over all it's a very comfortable office job in a great organization committed to education.

    Cons

    Little to no opportunity for growth within the company unless you have a PhD in physics. Jobs are divided into purely administrative (non-physics, non-PhDs) and high level executives and department heads (PhDs) with little in between. Not an ideal place if you're looking to increase skills, responsibilities, etc. and have ownership over work. Very easy to stagnate in one position without any growth, mobility, development.

    Advice to Management

    Take professional development seriously. Use people's strengths to the organization's advantage.


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    It can be a great place for someone who doesn't see themselves advancing high in management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at American Physical Society

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    They provide great benefits and is a good stepping stone to better positons. Most of the people are easy to work with.

    Cons

    There's hardly any chance of growth and advancing vertically, only in horizontal aspects. Not the greatest place to spend too long especially in earlier years.


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    Great staff, not too many opportunities to grow.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at American Physical Society

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Everyone is great to work with. Very capable, intelligent, professional staff. Casual dress code so wearing jeans is okay, and flexible telecommute hours is a huge plus.

    Cons

    Not too many places to grow. If you're in a position, you're probably going to stay there until someone retires.



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