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American Academy of Neurology Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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  1. "Part time job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Academy of Neurology part-time

    Pros

    Very open and collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Less room for growth in company.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at American Academy of Neurology full-time

    Pros

    I was at the AAN for several years and really enjoyed it.

    Cons

    The policies that should have been organization wide varied between departments. For example, one department had multiple people who worked on regular day from home. But another department would not allow anyone to work from home, even if their job duties allowed for it. An across the board policy on such things would be nice.

  3. "Who's Is Actually in Charge?"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great office location; flexible work schedule; telecommuting opportunities after 1 year and with proven productivity; great and very important mission; ability to travel in some departments; very small business feel; lots of employee engagement opportunities; they like to promote from within if possible; excellent benefit package; high contribution to individual retirement plan.

    Cons

    Highly unrealistic goals; the favorite volunteer physicians have far too much input on business decisions; new manager training not sufficient; many executives have been there for a long time and refuse to consider or implement change; expectations on what it means to be successful in the organization changes drastically between divisions; certain deputy executive directors put the emphasis on having fun rather than helping meet business objectives.

    Advice to Management

    Put business priorities first; if it doesn't support the mission - it should not be deemed critical and employees should not be penalized for wanting to do work that supports the mission of the organization. I would also recommend bringing in new deputy executive and senior director leadership OUTSIDE of the Academy to help run divisions that see a lot of turnover.


  4. 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.)


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
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    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.


  6. "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.


  7. 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?

  8. "Loved interning here"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
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    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.


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (6)

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    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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