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Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
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$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Working at American Chemical Society

This group has a lot of chemistry. With more than 164,000 members, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world's largest scientific society. It provides information, career development, and educational resources to member chemists, chemical engineers, and ... Read more

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    Current Employee - Managing Editor in Washington, DC
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    This is a great place to work with some great benefits and incredibly nice people. They provide great resources for people (computers, phones, iPads,etc.) and most of the people there are very friendly. The company pays well in comparison to similar companies in the area and they provide excellent opportunities for travel and learning.


    It can sometimes be difficult breaking down barriers with people; however, this is a common occurrence in any workplace that houses numerous highly-educated professionals (many of the scientists have Ph.D.'s).

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    Keep up the excellent work.

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    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at American Chemical Society (Washington, DC).


    About a month after submitting the application, HR called me to set up an interview. After the initial phone interview with the hiring manager, I heard back 10 days later. This time, they wanted to fly me out to Washington, DC for an in-person interview. About a week later, I flew to DC the night before the interview. They housed me in a great hotel next to to the company building. The following morning, I met with six people (four in person and two via phone). Each interview lasted ~30 minutes and it went very fast. After the final interview, I left for the airport to go back home. It was about 20 days later when I was asked to interview with a couple of editors and I heard back after that about 10 days later. The job offer took a little while to get; however, I discussed this multiple other employees at ACS and many of them were involved in the interview process for 4-6 months. I feel really fortunate that my interview went smoothly and quickly.

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    For me, there wasn't a strong desire to negotiate and cover the process out longer because the hiring manager offered me the exact salary I requested in the beginning. This was higher than what I originally expected to receive, so I only negotiated moving costs. The company was amazing in covering everything with the move, even costs that I occurred from moving out early from my previous apartment.

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