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American Hospital Association

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I have been working at American Hospital Association

Pros

Benefits are great
Enjoy most of the people there
Feel like you're supporting the progress of health care
Location
Decent work/life balance

Cons

Political environment - need to know how to navigate
Wide variance of management experience

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More recognition of staff achievement in an equitable manner

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    Middle managers at the AHA

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at American Hospital Association

    Pros

    The majority of AHA staff are good to work with - professional and knowledgable. Even "lifers" (staff who've been there for years and years) are in the game, which is refreshing and pretty unusual in my pretty extensive experience.

    Pay and benefits are excellent among membership associations in Chicago.

    SOME sections within AHA have good employee autonomy. That is, if you demonstrate common sense and knowledge about your area of responsibility, you can make decisions and have management's support.

    Members are great - responsibe, responsive, knowledgable and, largely, good-humored.

    Cons

    Some sections, and even entire departments, work in vaccuums. It can be grueling to figure out what other areas are working on, which makes it frequently impossible to avoid recreating the wheel. realize scales of economy, avoid mistakes, etc. That stinks. So, lack of communication is a problem and frustration if you're really into performing excellently on AHA's behalf.

    There's also inequiity in staff management. A few workers are completely unaccountable when their behavior/productivity/attendance is abysmal. Yeah, it happens everywhere, but this is blatant stuff that even staff who have no contact with these people know what's going on. The few offenders run roughshod over members, coworkers, and even managers. And yet, HR does...what? What's this about in an organization of this size? A few bad apples can really stink it up for a lot of coworkers.

    And, there's more than a few mavericks among middle managers. The "do know and ask for forgiveness later" types. They just don't get that their actions and decisions effect a whole lot of people, so if you maverick-types would knock it off, that would be great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break down those walls so that all staff have the opportunity to exchange and access info easily. It's just not that big of a place so this is a top-down organizational culture issue. And how about getting those few toxic souls out of there?

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    Overall, a good place with some room for improvement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at American Hospital Association

    Pros

    Location, and job opportunities within the organization. It's a good place to build one's career. It is also a good place to network and get to know other people in the health care field.

    Cons

    Their opportunities for advancement seem to be quite limited particularly if you come in at a relatively senior level, or a researcher level. The people who grow come in at clerical levels, and stay for 40 years. They encourage this and recognize it a lot. But in this day and age, being somewhere for 40 years is not necessarily a good thing. AHA needs a better strategy to groom people with several advanced degrees who come in at senior levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No, the leadership of AHA is quite removed from the leadership of the different groups within AHA. The group you work in will have leaders who's management style impact your work more so that than senior AHA leaders. For the leaders in my subgroup, there could be better communication about everything, improved presence and guidance in our work, and recognition of important contributions.

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