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AO Foundation Reviews

Updated Apr 25, 2019

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "It all depends on your department..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at AO Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity for travel and high-impact work, real fun working with the surgeon community, exciting work, ambitious

    Cons

    Don't expect work life balance, political, unprofessional, stagnant with some ideas and strategies, disorganized, dep. on which department you are in and who your Manager is, you are at their mercy, HR supports Management not the employees

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example and have a more consistent approach

    AO Foundation2015-11-05
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Davos
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AO Foundation for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Please do not come to work in this hell!

    Cons

    Ridiculous Management Money laundering organisation Highly political Depressive place to work Once you come here it is almost impossible to find a company willing to recruit you, due to the bad reputation of AO

    Advice to Management

    Change the entire management structure and the current Foundation strategy Be more honest and ethical Do not exploit honest middle and low management. The do all the dirty work to allow Directors to do the nice life!!!

    AO Foundation2019-01-07
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dübendorf
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AO Foundation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You meet interesting surgeons and cultures, a nice possibility if you love that. You can enjoy travelling (also with your partner) and seeing nice places and hotels.

    Cons

    Permanent changing strategy, highly political environment, wasting money in the name of medicine, useless HR, if you don‘t fit into their mind-set - watch out!

    Advice to Management

    Start watching your staff!

    AO Foundation2017-12-03
  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AO Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Very open minded and reliable foundation with a solid background and a bright future. Nice offices and good personnel

    Cons

    To much narrow minded leading of the single units. No one is so important that you can not work as a unit

    Advice to Management

    Don't sit on the money and be more open to new ideas and projects.

    AO Foundation2016-11-08
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Politics, but the best place to work in Davos anyway"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at AO Foundation

    Pros

    Best place to work in Davos. Easy, no-stress, pretty-flexible. Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Politics. If you are OK to become a part of a system, then it is a place.

    AO Foundation2016-06-03
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    "HR is a joke."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Davos
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AO Foundation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Mountains. Snow. Sun. Multi-disciplinary teams, variety of research, advice from all of the world. Feel great to help and contribute in helping people.

    Cons

    Not the place to work if you are not German speaking, Italian or French. For Non-Europeans it is even worse. It is not the place for people who want to grow in their career, or expand their horizon. If you can put your head down, and just be a highly qualified technician, its good. Can you follow communist ideology, perfect for you. If you are getting employed, ask the turnover of permanent and temp. employees,...

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    Advice to Management

    Please have some empathy towards non-European staff. HR in general is a joke, and are in place to protect the employer, and not for employee benefit. Why do you have such a high turnover of people?

    AO Foundation2015-09-01
  7. "Einzigartige Firma. dennoch ein zwei Verbesserungspunkte"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AO Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Schöne Lage, super Arbeitsatmosphäre, Work Life Balance sehr gut. Viele Freiheiten aber auch viele Verpflichtungen

    Cons

    öV Anbindung nur 1x pro Stunde, teilweise etwas unorganisiert. Karrieremöglichkeiten sowie Gehalt sehr unterschiedlich

    AO Foundation2019-04-25
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Fehlende Strategie"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AO Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Guter Zweck der Organisation und teilweise gute Mitarbeitende.

    Cons

    Leider keine Strategie sowie keine Zusammenarbeit innerhalb der Organisation. Die diversen Einheiten arbeiten entweder völlig losgelöst von einander oder teilweise auch gegeneinander. Synergien werden keine genutzt.

    AO Foundation2017-11-08
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Lohnende Herausforderungen in einer hoch kompetenten und vielfältigen Umgebung"

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    Current Employee - Abteilungsleiter in Davos
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at AO Foundation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Von einem Chirurgen geführte Non-Profit-Organisation, familiäres Arbeitsklima, hart arbeitende Menschen genießen flexible Arbeitsregelungen, zentrale Einrichtungen in Davos (höchstgelegene Bergstadt Europas, bietet viele Vorteile einer Stadt mit anderen Forschungsinstitute, internationalen Unternehmen wie das WEF sowie einer grandiosen Natur)

    Cons

    Die flache Hierarchie erfordert, dass man sich seitlich in andere Disziplinen und Einheiten bewegt, um einen Fortschritt in der Karriere zu erreichen (auch wenn eine ganze Reihe von solchen Möglichkeiten zur Verfügung stehen).

    Advice to Management

    Die 2 Standorte (Dübendorf und Davos) und das intensive Reisen vieler Leute erfordern verstärkte Anstrengungen, um die Gesellschaft zusammenzuhalten.

    AO Foundation2014-10-30
  10. "Toller Ort, wenn Sie Ihre Karten gut spielen."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AO Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Arbeitszeiten, Homeoffice, Reisen

    Cons

    Mangel an Kommunikation, Gehalt, HR, nicht genug Wachstum.

    AO Foundation2014-10-16
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