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American Academy of Family Physicians Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
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  1. "Great employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS
    Recommends

    I have been working at American Academy of Family Physicians full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    AAFP cares about their employees and shows it in many ways.

    Cons

    meeting heavy, constantly adding more work without identifying "stop do's".


  2. "Has some positives, and quite a few fatal flaws"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits that include good health options, dental, and eye insurance. They have a nice 401K match and regular salary increases. Most directors are aware of the need for and supportive of work/life balance. I was lucky enough to work in a department that allowed some work from home hours.

    Cons

    The environment can often make you feel disempowered. There is no real alignment between divisions or departments. When there are attempts to build alignment it is met with much resistance. Many departments become very defensive or protective of their work. Departments have to compete one another for resources and organizational support. The environment is very reactive. A lot of staff energy is used to put out fires/respond to "emergencies" - little genuine effort is put into being proactive or preventing those emergencies. Overall it's a frustrating environment to navigate.

    Advice to Management

    Don't encourage or reward reactivity. Emphasize and build upon the notion that we're all working for the same common cause, helping our members. Quit developing systems that force departments to compete against each other to get what they need to do their jobs successfully. These systems only reinforce the silos.

  3. "Good working environment"

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

    Pros

    Schedule, benefits, time-off, team events, people

    Cons

    Very political, not always clear on goals and direction

    Advice to Management

    Try to be less political


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Management"

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

    I worked at American Academy of Family Physicians full-time

    Pros

    Used to be a good family atmosphere.

    Cons

    They really only listen to senior/executive management. This is a very top-down management style and pay scale. If you have a MD or PhD behind your name, you'll be treated like royalty (including a multi-six figure salary). If not, you'll be told what to do and how to do it and will have to jump through multiple hoops for decisions - which are often made by senior leadership without the input of staff.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and treat them well. Don't discard senior employees just because they've been there for more than 10 years.


  5. "Program Strategist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Academy of Family Physicians full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive Pay. Great Culture. Ability to work from home. Good vacation time, including week off during holidays.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to find work/life balance due to work demands.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should delegate more to mid-level managers in order to be more productive.


  6. "Status Quo"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Academy of Family Physicians full-time

    Pros

    Great Mission. Great flexibility and nice environment.

    Cons

    Slow and Risk Averse; if you want to grow, it is limited.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "No Title"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Academy of Family Physicians full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and 401K match

    Cons

    Very little room to grow and move up in the organization. Once you are in a position, you are stuck there.

  8. "Research administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Academy of Family Physicians full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very family-friendly place to work.
    Focuses on the needs of is members.

    Cons

    Inconsistent application of policies from department to department.


  9. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS
    Recommends

    I have been working at American Academy of Family Physicians (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    AAFP is a family friendly company who values staff and their contributions. The benefits and salary is generous and there are fun activities throughout the year to show the staff the executive team cares.

    Cons

    I have none that I could provide that would be considered a major con. The company continues to take staff considerations.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A great place for the right person"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Academy of Family Physicians full-time

    Pros

    A great mission to be a part of. Great co-workers, by and large. Interesting environment. There is always a lot going on and more to learn. Gradually bringing themselves up-to-date in many areas where they had fallen behind, mainly in terms of technology and related skills.

    Cons

    HR policies regarding setting pay, pay increases, benefits, and vacation time are arcane and inflexible. Extremely complex environment that is difficult to keep up with - only a con if this frustrates you.

    Advice to Management

    Pay as much attention to the inside environment at AAFP as you do the outside environment. Notice who is doing all the real work and who is not.


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