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Current Employee - Coordinator in Iowa City, IA
Current Employee - Coordinator in Iowa City, IA

I have been working at ACT full-time (More than 5 years)

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

Pros

Good work and life balance still exists. Co-workers throughout company for the most part are great people to work with or for. Work environment is still casual dress. Supervisors work with you for time-off requests........especially for family-related activities.

Cons

Sometimes there is a lack of communication between levels and between different departments. Salaries are still not equal to positions in other businesses, but benefits are excellent. There is feeling between FT employees that there is too many "chiefs" and not enough "indians". Not many opportunities to move up the ladder unless you are specialized.

Advice to Management

Some management need to give their direct reports some room to grow. There is no reason to rule with an iron fist.

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    Not for those looking for a long-term job investment

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    Former Employee - Administrative Support in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Administrative Support in Iowa City, IA

    I worked at ACT full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great people; Iowa City is a fantastic (but expensive) city to live in; campus is beautiful; on-site cafeteria a plus.

    Cons

    High rate of turnover makes this a company to work for for a few years only. Don't apply thinking you will be here for more than 3 years. High turnover of senior management and executives; I had a new boss every two years. Very difficult to work with others because everyone is "new" and no-ones knows how to do anything.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your long-term employees happy and reduce turnover. Don't assume that those coming from outside the company know more than those working inside the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    A lot of great people, a lot of hard work.

    Current Employee - Manager, Development in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Manager, Development in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at ACT full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people and their spirit to do the best work possible

    Cons

    The deadlines handed down from Leadership are almost impossible to meet and communication from leadership is still wanting, though there is an effort to address that. It needs to be much more though.

    Advice to Management

    Do not provide lip service only to better communication and direction. Share the vision with the rest of the company and simply be straight forward about the company's future plans. Your employees will manage the work with a much better attitude if you treat us with the respect of clear and meaningful communications about where we are headed and why.


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