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AAMC Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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AAMC President and CEO Darrell G Kirch
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Pros
  • Management team dedicated to work-life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Great company and great benefits (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance not genuinely honored (in 4 reviews)

  • Senior management plays favorites (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place to work when you have a permanent position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AAMC full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, there are some nice staff members, some jobs have flexible schedules

    Cons

    There seem to be politics that impact everything. Not that many full time positions when you come in as temp staff


  2. "Overall a wonderful place!"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AAMC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management encourages professional growth, the work is very important and fulfilling. The organization genuinely eants feedbac from employees and actually takes the feedback to make improvements.

    Cons

    I would love to see better health care benefits.

  3. "Review Title"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people and the benefits

    Cons

    Progress is slow to be made.


  4. "AAMC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AAMC full-time

    Pros

    Great company and great benefits.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better for specific job titles.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Shiny Objects, Poor Leaders"

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    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AAMC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. great location in DC.

    Cons

    Everyone here is super smart but they over compensate. The cultural is focused on who can make the best strategy and use the biggest words...without actually accomplishing anything. Everyday I was super stressed about being right as opposed to being innovative or creative.

    Directors seemed to focus too much time on "managing" an employee versus lifting and mentoring them up. I'm glad to be away from this culture and that silly open space that felt like I was in Kindergarten being monitored by my supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    Open up, relax, and allow space for your staff. You've made it to that level because of hard work so allow others to shine in that. I found that the trust that was broken was mostly because supervisors emphasized the wrong things.

    You're losing good people because your leaders aren't leading...they are managing. Good people walk away because of this and your obsessive cultural on being "smart" and "right" all the time. The best people in life make mistakes and aren't afraid to ask questions. Your cultural frowns on that and doesn't allow any room for error or creativity. managers needing to get perfection all the time is ridiculous and nerve wracking. Relax...this aint rocket science.


  6. "Damaging"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AAMC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits - they do have a good benefits program.

    Cons

    I was treated extremely poorly by a manager who continued to get promoted year after year.

    Advice to Management

    for senior managers - if entry level employees are miserable or not doing a good job look at how their manager treats them.


  7. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, flexible, committed to employees

    Cons

    There are no cons to mention

  8. "Salaries"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AAMC full-time

    Pros

    Nice to work,friendly people and environment

    Cons

    No good salary,no good benefits

    Advice to Management

    Bump up salaries!!


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Good benefits, bad environment."

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    Current Employee - Research Data Analyst
    Current Employee - Research Data Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AAMC full-time

    Pros

    - They have excellent benefits. They provide an excellent retirement package.
    - They have options to telework.
    - They have an excellent work/life balance.

    Cons

    - Low salary.
    - The managers micromanage.
    - Everything seems like a huge deal all the time from the font used on emails to the wording.
    - Managers (at least in my unit) want to do what they can to catch someone doing something wrong. The mangers can be demeaning and petty and they make you feel like you are always doing something wrong.
    - Managers could care less about career advancement.
    - You receive no praise. For example, you are asked to produce a data report. You work on it, send it to the manager with a draft email, and then he/she will send it to whomever requested the data without mentioning you had any part of it and w/o evening acknowledging that you send it to them. No "Thanks" or "Good job". But if the font is not right or the spacing is off by a millimeter then you will most definitely get a response back.

    Advice to Management

    You need to get rid of some of the upper management who's main function appears to be to micromanage, take all the credit for themselves, and belittle the regular employees.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great Benefits, but don't expect to grow there."

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

    I worked at AAMC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits - health care, emergency child care options (off site), wellness activities are free (weight watchers, quit smoking, yoga, meditation, etc). This organization has a ton of money and you would do well here if you want stability, retirement, et cetera.

    Cons

    I personally witnessed a number of non-qualified people get promoted or hired because of who they knew at the association, and there were great candidates that had been (and are probably STILL doing) the work that should have been promoted. There is a college Fraternity/sorority "cool kids" mentality in a lot of the departments. Teleworking is an option for SOME, depending on how much your boss likes you.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the good workers around you. They may not be as vocal as the "squeaky wheels," but what they say matters, and you all need to watch out and listen. Don't let some staff do thing that others can't do. Promote based on longevity and quality of work, not who can get it done the fastest, because there are often mistakes.


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