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AcademyHealth Reviews

Updated October 12, 2016
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    People are pretty welcoming.
    There are some awesome coworkers and fun in-office get-togethers.
    Laid back environment with quite a lot of schedule flexibility, which works well for maternity leave, family needs, and other personal issues.
    Majority women-run.
    Pay is reasonable, benefits are great.
    Most have the ability to telework after the first year.
    Most are willing to help others with learning about different areas of the company or different jobs within it.
    Ability to move sideways within the company.
    Pleasant atmosphere, usually very happy.

    Cons

    Too many people doing a job one person could do alone, meaning there are individuals without work to do.
    Cattiness/Cliquishness.
    Operations doesn't understand Program side, Program side doesn't understand Operations side.
    Departments are too small which means if one person is out you basically no longer have that department.
    There are some who have been promoted simply for tenure, not ability.
    Ridiculously complex and involved interview/hiring process for all positions. (telephone interviews, in person interviews, applications, tests, writing sample submissions, requirement of a degree, all for a very minor position)
    VERY high turnover rate for research assistant positions and administrative positions.
    Terrible communication between Program side and Operations side leads to huge planned meetings that no one on the Operations side knows about until the day of.

    Advice to Management

    Expand the operations departments: Accounting, Membership/Registration, and Human Resources.
    Have more interaction between the sides of the company.
    Listen more to the whispers and keep upper level people from becoming too arrogant.
    More general consistency.
    Don't put people in charge who are wishy-washy, especially in leadership.
    Don't create new positions when one person in that area already doesn't have enough work to do


  2. "Consultant"

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

    Pros

    Important mission, advancing the field of HSR and health policy

    Cons

    Resistant to change, but then when there are changes they are not well-planned or executed


  3. "Great first job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AcademyHealth full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful experience to start off your career in health care and health policy. Learn alot about the field and great exposure to experts

    Cons

    Can be challenging to move up in the organization without a masters degree. Evaluation in annual reviews can be different across teams.

    Advice to Management

    Consider how to develop staff to help keep them in their positions, particularly between RA and associate levels.


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  5. "Review of AcademyHealth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Relaxed and flexible work environment
    - Social staff, friendly atmosphere, supportive coworkers

    Cons

    - Upper management is not transparent or consistent
    - Difficult to get promoted
    - Low pay compared to peer organizations

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for junior staff to give feedback and submit ideas to senior leadership.


  6. "Great Company to Work For"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AcademyHealth full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    AcademyHealth is a great company work for. They have great benefits and competitive salaries for the non profit industry.

    Cons

    Advancement in the company can be difficult if you don't have supervisor that understands the importance of professional development in helping you grow.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great. Everyone is approachable CEO takes the time to know employees.


  7. "Great for Public Policy professionals"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AcademyHealth full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great for Public Policy or Public Health professionals that are seeking a career in this line of work.

    Cons

    Very cliqy work environment that can leave certain employees feeling "left out".


  8. "Think tank organization struggling between the policy and corporate environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good leadership, great work life balance depending on your team, good salary and benefits for non-profit

    Cons

    Inability to move upward in organization

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for growth, an official feeder system