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American Academy of Neurology Reviews

Updated December 7, 2016
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very mission driven. Fabulous location and building. Great staff and physician volunteers. Executive team and physician leadership very committed to advancing the organization.

    Cons

    For a few months before, hours planning and executing annual meeting. Many new initiatives in the works. Would love more leadership training for staff.


  2. "Loved interning here"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at American Academy of Neurology (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience and got the opportunity to build my digital marketing experience and portfolio.

    Cons

    None I can think of.


  3. "A company that encourages and rewards employees for hard work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Making a difference in the world through your career
    Flexibility
    The AAN rewards motivated employees
    Opportunity for upward mobility
    Great co-workers/culture

    Cons

    There is some parking expense


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "I was brought on perform a job that had not been clearly defined."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at American Academy of Neurology full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, job flexibility, great location

    Cons

    They have a rather distrustful environment. It is difficult to challenge the status quo and change things that need to be changed.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate toxic staff member despite how difficult that might be.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Non-profit headquarters"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexibility in work hours, convenient location, autonomy in my position.
    Strong mission and dedicated volunteer members.
    Smart coworkers who strive for excellence.
    We have potlucks, team building activities, retreats, picnics.
    About half the offices have doors and windows.

    Cons

    Limited willingness to accomodate telecommuting.
    Too much focus on hours worked over actual productivity.
    Can be hard to get ideas heard by long-term staff who are used to doing things by the old model.
    Many positions require travel and working on weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more transparency and communication among the divisions.
    Show more appreciation to staff outside of favored areas.
    Be more visible - spend more time around the office.


  7. "Positive work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at American Academy of Neurology full-time

    Pros

    Training opportunities, great benefits, nice coworkers, good staff appreciation, access to technology equipment, amazing location, good manager support.

    Cons

    Not always a clear career path, some miscommunication between divisions, possibly not enough layers of management in areas.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Well, at least the building is nice."

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

    Pros

    The building is nice and new. There are things like a gym and locker room amenities.

    Cons

    The culture is pretentious and fake. They talk up their culture to get you in the door but things are not what they seem. They will also bait and switch with promises to offer training to improve your relevant job skills. No such training will be found, once in-house, you are left to fend for yourself. The orientation classes are endless, exhausting, and boring. Middle/upper management will scape-goat you, like you've read about or seen on television but never first hand experienced yourself. Either you conform to their social structure and unwritten rules, or you are pushed out. They do not value diversity.

    A lot amount of money is wasted at what is supposed to be a non-profit meant to serve the membership.

    Advice to Management

    Let people in middle/upper manage go if they are the ones causing the problem. (Of course no one will take this advice.)


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Has great potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Academy of Neurology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great learning opportunities, wonderful building, and lots of nice people.

    Cons

    Some management is keeping AAN from realizing its full potential. Instead, assess top managers not just on the number of things they accomplish......... but how and with what kind of ease. And how good was the communication with their employees (of all rungs and depts) to accomplish it? How fast do they implement good ideas from employees to help them be more productive? Do they foster openness and teamwork or are they stuck in pure hierarchy?


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Unrealistic demands"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They offer great benefits and wonderful perks. However these pros to not out weigh the horrible culture that promotes inner fighting of employees.

    Cons

    The culture is that of a middle school. If you are popular, you will move up. If not, don't try. Certain divisions have unrealistic demands of employees and work loads. You will lose all sense of self worth working there.

    Advice to Management

    Stop rewarding long term employees that degrade, unload unrealistic deadlines, and encourage inner fighting among their direct reports.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "I loved AAN at first but the longer I was there the less satisfied I was."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at American Academy of Neurology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, nice benefits, flexible work schedules, some great bosses. In general very family friendly.

    Cons

    Silos between departments, some leaders get too much power, and very small organization. It seemed there were discrepancies in career advancement by division.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on aligning projects to goals, better and more consistent supervision practices across the enterprise.


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