The Endocrine Society

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Updated March 10, 2015
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  1. Well established membership association with good mission

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Endocrine Society full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong pay and benefits (esp. excellent retirement account), smart coworkers, nice new office in good location in DC.

    Cons

    New CEO trying to make lots of changes too quickly

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate what has been done by those who have worked here a long time and don't just change for the sake of change.

  2. All smart people don't stay long

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Publications in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Publications in Washington, DC

    I worked at The Endocrine Society full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package (especially the retirement); flexible work schedule; great new office; ample accrued leave and holidays; new executive director with great ideas and visions

    Cons

    Too many silos; managers need people skills, communication training and basic office etiquette; upper management feigns ignorance to issues; lower level staff members work extremely hard and are paid to low wages; horrible performance management evaluation; no clarity on what is expected from employees; HR department is clueless and not there to support staff, only listens to upper management; no trust among staff in almost all departments. Some senior staff members are clueless about the day to day and have direct reports doing all their work; get rid of the bullies who create hostile work environment

    Advice to Management

    Changes to a select few staff (upper management), then things should smooth out. Get a better, trustworthy HR department; stop hiring puppets

    Take time to groom, develop and grow staff within; LISTEN to staff and address issues accordingly.

  3. Enjoy the work; hate the stagnation

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Endocrine Society full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Coworkers are generally friendly, work is meaningful, location is nice and benefits are excellent

    Cons

    Pay is low, promotion opportunities are dismal, departments don't work with each other

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  5. Not so good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Endocrine Society full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Your experience at the Endocrine Society will be very different depending on the department for which you belong. The company culture is very friendly on the surface but very unhealthy deep in in a lot of ways. Some directors are very misguided and many consider the job to just be a paycheck. There is some room for growth and the pay/benefits are competitive. The new CEO is great and very committed to improving company atmosphere.

    Cons

    Extremely poor communication between departments. Many people are very unhappy here. Many are not interested in the content of what is done, which leaves many uninspired.

    Advice to Management

    Promote better worklife balance and communication at work. Build more team oriented atmosphere to make people feel that they are part of something important.

  6. Optimistic about the future

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Endocrine Society full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great location in downtown DC. New female CEO with fresh ideas and energy - last CEO was a crochety old guy. Telecommuting option. Decent salaries and (some) room for upward movement. Every office has challenges, but overall I've enjoyed working here.

    Cons

    Historically there hasn't been a lot of information sharing between departments, so the silos were (and are) an issue. I think the new CEO will help to clear out that mindset.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff. Ask them for ideas, and not only from people in your own department.

  7. Great Company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Web in Chevy Chase, MD

    I worked at The Endocrine Society full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great co-workers. Reasonable bosses.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility.
    Their budget.
    Getting meaningful advice.

    Advice to Management

    Please be upfront about your budget to your employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Very Dysfunctional Work Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at The Endocrine Society full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the staff is pretty nice and are very good at their jobs. The salaries are fairly competitive and is certainly the ONLY reason to consider working here.

    Cons

    Many of those in upper management are more concerned for their own departments rather than in the mission of the society or the benefit of the members. Too much infighting among departments to the point that nothing gets done. Upper management in an ivory tower. See a LOT of unhappy people here, esp. in the admin/support roles. Really bizarre work environment. I'm only here because I have kids otherwise I would be long gone.

    Advice to Management

    Pointless. They never make mistakes.

  9. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Endocrine Society full-time

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

    Pros

    Good staff, decent salaries, very busy for a nonprofit. Good upper management. Casual summer dress code.

    Cons

    Middle of nowhere location in Chevy Chase (but we're moving downtown!)

    Advice to Management

    Work hard to keep good people, slow down a little bit sometime. Downtime can be a good thing.

  10. A Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Chevy Chase, MD

    I have been working at The Endocrine Society full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, wonderful co-workers, very supportive departments and overall office culture. There is a lot of room for learning and managers encourage autonomy, individuality, and listen to what ideas and contributions you have to bring to the table.

    Cons

    Small non-profit, so the room for growth is limited based on the fact that people like to stay a long time. Take this into consideration if you want to climb up the ladder.

  11. There's a Reason The Smart People Leave

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD

    I worked at The Endocrine Society

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - The Endocrine Society is a paycheck
    - TES has casual summers (meaning you can wear shorts, jeans, etc. all summer long!)
    - There's a really good deli at the grocery store about a block away

    Cons

    - There seems to be a general lack of business sense
    - The hiring scheme is directly related to the enormous amount of turnover. Entry level positions are generally filled by a staffing agency, and employees are on a "temp to perm" basis. What this means is that for 90 working days the employee they fully mean to hire are allowed to go under paid and without any benefits. This builds an immediate level of hostility and distrust between the organization and very valuable assets (young people with fresh ideas, the amibition to work).
    - Management is generally disrespectful of employees, gossipy, petty
    - HR is not there in the interest or support of employees
    - Organizational structure and managerial personalities results in knowledge silos and very little interdepartmental communication
    - Toxic environment

    Advice to Management

    - TES is top heavy. The management has stagnated and bloated over the years, which has resulted in there being very little directional change. While I realize stability makes sense for an organization supported by doctors, the organization itself needs a breath of fresh air. If management would take the time to listen to its younger employees and caucus ideas, it might result in not only an improved relationship between management and said employees, but also and an up-tick in business, interest from the community TES is trying to serve. Management has a very skewed perception of their general importance and business capabilities. In general, very unpleasant people to work for.

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