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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Rosemont, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated staff and physician volunteers.

    Cons

    Decision making can take a long time because of the nature of the organization.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced Great people, great work. Overall a good job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Good learning experience.

    Cons

    very corporate environment, creatives aren't very embraced. Lots of meetings

    Advice to Management

    Management style needs to be more supportive and knowledgeable of project timelines.


  3. "Great people!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated staff and members who want to see the organization succeed. Commitment to quantity and quality of work is high.

    Cons

    Flexible scheduling is present, but limited, expansion is needed to compete for talent in the Chicagoland market where work from home and casual environments are the norm.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Going downhill fast"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Rosemont, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good and the work is interesting. For lower-level employees, you can enjoy time off and no work on the weekends... probably anyhow. It's changed a lot and now unless you're hourly, you need to be attached to your emails. It is a very female-friendly environment with even the CEO being female. (Glassdoor info needs to be updated)

    Cons

    As previously mentioned in other reviews, change is impossible here, which is due to the matrixed environment. The different departments really don't work together. There have been numerous attempts to change this with no success.

    While the CEO is nice, she hasn't pushed her executive team to work together. No change will happen until everyone cooperates.

    Lastly, it's a bit stuffy. The doctors are gods and you better make sure they know it. They're usually very ncie people, but the attitude towards them seems like it's from the 1950's. They also make sure that you look like a peon. You may be a coordinator at AAOS, but anywhere else you would be a manager for the amount of responsibility and work given.

    Advice to Management

    CEO needs to make the other execs work together and take an ACTIVE role. She's already told them to collaborate and it's not happening. The AAOS will crash and burn within the next decade if major change doesn't happen. Even the happiest employee there would agree to this statement.

    Also, people shouldn't be pushed or expected to work after hours. It isn't good for morale and is really good for burnout. Look it up - it's better to stay off emails during time off.


  6. "Decent Office Job"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/life balance. Okay personalities. Decent amenities.

    Cons

    Those colleagues that don't pull their weight are afforded too much leeway.

    Advice to Management

    Better management


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great new building, coworkers and senior management!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are very dedicated to working for the AAOS mission. Amazing organization for the Annual Meeting. Great coworkers and senior management! Enjoyed working for people I looked up to.

    Cons

    Pay was lower than industry.

    Advice to Management

    Make it a less rigid workplace environment, more networking opportunities within company


  8. "Work here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mission, coworkers, location, and benefits

    Cons

    Some overly complacent and comfortable people

    Advice to Management

    Change is good! Embrace it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Difficulty place to work; sabotaged and bullied daily."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Rosemont, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a decent place to work. I thought the salary was fair and the benefits were reasonable. The work environment is pleasant, and I got to know many of the employees well.

    Cons

    I honestly felt abused by my manager who treated me in a condescending and often offensive manner, in spite of the fact that the manager, department director, and director of HR was fully aware of the way he treated me. It is not fun to go to a job where you feel you have no value--either as an employee or a human being. I would noty recommend this place to my worst enemy.

    Advice to Management

    Think you need to re-evaluate the future direction of management. Company has a reputation of undermining their employees and purposely keeping them under their thumb. Way too many people leave, and what management doesn't understand or care about is that consistent turn-overs reflect badly on management.


  10. "Good experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Super hard working doctor members

    Cons

    None that Ican think of.


  11. "If you like to be in a military-like. then this will be a good place!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemont, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fixable schedule. Good start-up salary. Good pension.

    Cons

    Politics: this company has a lot of politics.
    The supervisors try their best not to document any decision they make. Not even that, they try their best to not leave trace of their words. No written requirements for your task, not clear even when it is oral. Most of the time you can't voice your opinion, they want you to be a follower, no creativity. Most, if not always, we do our projects in a very tight dead-lines and managers decide to do wrong things because of that!
    Some managers gives orders as they are in a military, many times i felt i am just a solider.
    No space to grow.
    It takes years and years to get promotion, i would say 5 years average.
    Respectfulness environment where supervisors insult\yield at their people.
    Two creative people that i know have been fired because they were refused to do wrong things and they didn't follow orders (don't confuse orders with instructions, instructions should be followed. I meant by orders is military-like orders.).

    Advice to Management

    Please, don't yield at your people. Be responsible about your decisions. Welcome the other opinion and discuss it at least.
    HR, please give better training courses to your managers teaching them basics of managing people.


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