The Endocrine Society Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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  1. Ignore "Over Dramatic" Reviews by Disgruntled Former Employees

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The CEO. She's moving the Society forward and away from the "old boys club" of yesteryear. Cool new offices. Great staff to work with...now, at least. The CEO is finally being allowed to take the organization in a positive direction that had been derailed for many years by disruptive senior staff. Thankfully some of that "excess baggage" has been shed and the Endocrine Society is moving forward in a manner befitting of its image and heritage. Further, recent reviews are likely written by above-mentioned senior staff who were angry that they could no longer use the Society as their personal ATM or travel agency because the CEO was demanding that senior staff actually EARN their six-figure salaries. What a concept! Trust me, the staff is very, VERY happy with this new direction had to conceal its joy at the recent dismissal of one particular employee who was rude, belligerent, unpleasant, and overall, simply a bully. When the new CEO discussed bullying NOT being tolerated, everyone in the room looked at this person. Change has come and it has restored everyone's faith in the Endocrine Society and its leadership!

    Cons

    Bottlenecks between departments sometimes. Takes too long for really bad employees to get shown the door.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving in current direction


  2. Helpful (3)

    Megalomania regins--run, run, very far away

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Endocrine Society full-time

    Pros

    Nice new offices, nice people

    Cons

    This used to be a nice place to work until the new CEO was hired a year and a half ago. Since she has come onboard, it's become an organization run by fear and mistrust. Positions are being eliminated right and left, bonuses have been cut, the entire staff is demoralized. If you are not in her inner circle of "chosen" ones who faun on her and tell her she is fantastic, you are unlikely to thrive here. Do yourself a favor and don't even apply.

    Advice to Management

    The new CEO has run havoc on an organization that was a nice place to work and a highly functional Society. The Board needs to decide if the CEO is worth keeping when she is destroying the team they claim to support.


  3. Helpful (4)

    All smart people don't stay long

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    Former Employee - Publications in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Publications in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


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  5. Enjoy the work; hate the stagnation

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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


  6. Helpful (2)

    Well established membership association with good mission

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Not so good

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  8. Optimistic about the future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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.


  9. Great Company!

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    Former Employee - Web in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Web in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Very Dysfunctional Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


  11. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Endocrine Society full-time

    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.



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