American Society for Clinical Pathology

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Disrespectful group of yahoos in senior positions

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at American Society for Clinical Pathology full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Downtown location, decent benefits and some friendly co-workers

Cons

The glowing reviews written internally by ASCP are a joke. The reviews written that give the high marks and berate the other reviewers is a more accurate picture of the organization -- blame any and everyone else. It is not just "coordinators" or young kids making negative reviews. It's people who have given years, sometimes decades, of their lives, only to be tossed aside if they use their own brain and express opinions or ideas that may not be the same as the senior manager/executive manager "clique."

And if there are young people commenting, I would think their insights would be valuable since the group tries to attract young people to its membership. But the membership numbers are an indicator of what's happening too. Facts are facts. Furthermore, if one is to blame "young kids" for these posts, what does that say about the yahoos that hired them? Point the finger, there's three pointing back.

Forget ethics and morals, your hard work will not be recognized or compensated. Recognition programs favor a select few even when a project clearly utilized the time of MANY. Upper management and human resources are a joke -- there's no way to create solutions when those responsible for creating solutions are corrupt. Compensation or merit increases are all but nonexistent, yet expensive retreats and glamorous meetings and parties are held that yield few changes.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You can spend your time berating posters or you can get serious about the issues being raised here.
Compensate/promote hard workers
Get rid of the dead weight
Lose the annual meeting

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Think Twice Before Working Here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Society for Clinical Pathology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits-health, dental, retirement, tuition reimbursement and continuing education. Location is great-close to everything. The employees here are very nice, although there are several very strong cliques. The company does a lot of great work. If you are one of those people who is a yes-man, a person who just cares about taking a paycheck home, or a new graduate who needs work experience, then this is the place for you. If not, see Cons.

    Cons

    Everything is done at the whim of one or two individuals, who are just making decisions based on their opinion. It's almost impossible to get a promotion, unless you are a friend of senior management or have been there so long and are actually one of the people that do work (and there aren't many there that do much of anything) and they promote you based on your longevity. The raise you will get with your promotion will be a disappointment. It's probably less than your yearly cost of living adjustment, (if you get it), which is 1-3%. You will also be told when they hire you about all the great projects you will be a part of. Probably not. Most likely you will be doing a lot of administrative work, with last minute changes/edits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of what's not working-Annual Meeting, particular employees, programs, etc. Reward everyone fairly. Don't give out bonuses to the Annual Meeting core team only. A lot of people put in a lot of grueling hours who are never recognized for it. Let employees do their jobs, instead of constant last minute changes and second-guessing. Get serious about compensation. Reward those that do a good job, not just those that kiss up. Hold employees accountable for their projects. Stop hiring consultants to "save the company"-just trust your employees more, listen to them, and let them do what needs to be done. It's time to get serious about what is really happening here, before it's too late and the business can't be saved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    If you're hardworking, stay away from this place

    • 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 Society for Clinical Pathology full-time

    Pros

    Great location in the Loop.

    Cons

    This organization is lead by incompetent senior managers and directors who stand in the way of your career growth. Promotions are rather nonexistent and aren't based on merit. They are handed out to people who never question or want to change the status quo. Friends/family friends of senior management are hired instead of qualified candidates.

    The company is already starting to lose money (Annual meetings aren't attracting as many members anymore) and it will only get worse. ASCP was founded to do great work but is unfortunately being run by unfit people who don't have a clear vision for this company

    If you want a paycheck to pay the bills, this place could be a temporary solution. If you want a fulfilling career with intelligent and innovative colleagues, ASCP is not the place to work and grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at departments with high turnover rates and start asking the tough questions. Senior management should be held accountable for running their departments and the organization into the ground. HR is very unethical and for that reason, employees have no one to talk to about issues that affect them. Turnover rate is right at ASCP for a good reason. Use your town hall meetings to address real issues and listen to your employees before all the hard workers leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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