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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior professional"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Plaines, IL

      I have been working at American College of Chest Physicians for more than a year

      Pros

      Good Company to work for

      Cons

      Low Salaries and No Cafeteria

      American College of Chest Physicians2016-01-09
    • Helpful (2)

      "Poor Leadership"

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      Current Employee - Business Administrator in Glenview, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at American College of Chest Physicians full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      The best part of working here is that you don't have to work hard.

      Cons

      Employee degrees cross over. So, in other words, very few business degrees at this company. The business would be more successful if their employees had the appropriate business management degrees. When someone comes in with the BA, these employees feel threatened and tear these individual apart. Most are running their departments for their own personal gain. A bunch of goofy degrees.

      Advice to Management

      Degrees do not cross over. Please teach the importance of teamwork. Good leadership sees the totality of what the problem represents.

      American College of Chest Physicians2019-03-20
    • "communications specialist"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at American College of Chest Physicians

        Pros

        really nice people and fun atmosphere

        Cons

        some low morale and gossiping

        Advice to Management

        try harder to keep good people

        American College of Chest Physicians2015-12-10
      • Helpful (6)

        "Good Opportunities to Support a Meaningful Mission"

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

          I have been working at American College of Chest Physicians

          Pros

          CHEST is a member organization of physicians and health care workers dedicated to the prevention and treatment of chest diseases around the world, and I enjoy working for an organization with such a meaningful mission. I work in marketing and communications and have the opportunity to interact with many departments across the organization, helping promote our simulation medical education courses, highly regarded medical...

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          Cons

          The organization has undergone a great deal of growth and change recently, which has been difficult for some staff as roles and responsibilities shift. Morale in some departments has dropped, and that has resulted in turnover. Management recognizes there are issues, though, and is working to help staff navigate the changing environment. For example, they recently did a change management in service for the entire staff....

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          Advice to Management

          Continue working to identify and resolve issues that are roadblocks for staff. The majority of the staff is dedicated to the work of CHEST and wants to contribute. Continue to help them develop the professional and personal skills they need to succeed.

          American College of Chest Physicians2015-06-24
        • Helpful (4)

          "My review of CHEST"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenview, IL
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook

          I have been working at American College of Chest Physicians full-time for more than 4 years

          Pros

          I have enjoyed working for CHEST for the past 4 years or so. I have enjoyed the ability to work autonomously and really define my role and the area I am working in. We have a really great Marketing Communications team will talented, smart and engaging people. We enjoy our work and working with one another. Our department touches essentially every other area at CHEST and it is nice to see the work being done in education,...

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          Cons

          The organization has gone through a lot of changes and this can be both good and bad. I do think there is increased awareness and steps being taken to help staff navigate the changes. It can be difficult to work in a quickly changing environment, but I do believe change is not unique to this organization. As with most non-profits, you may have to manage several projects and wear many hats. I don’t mind this aspect,...

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          Advice to Management

          Continue to listen to staff and address concerns and problems head on. There has been a shift, especially lately, to really get to the root of the problem. Keep doing this. And, reward the people who are really moving the mission forward. You have a core of really dedicated people who want the organization to succeed. Treat them well and let them make things happen.

          American College of Chest Physicians2015-06-12

          American College of Chest Physicians Response

          June 17, 2015Senior Social Media and PR Specialist

          Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to continuing to make CHEST a great place to work!

        • Helpful (6)

          "A mixed bag: the good and the bad"

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

          I have been working at American College of Chest Physicians

          Pros

          The people are what make CHEST a tolerable place to work. They are fun and collaborative, to the extent that they can be (more on that below). The building is nice and new, just over a year old. To match the up-to-date building, staff utilizes current technology to get their jobs done. There are decent benefits including affordable health insurance and matching 401k.

          Cons

          There is a lack of transparency among those in leadership. It is clear that the organization has a few "darlings" who are given opportunities first and foremost, without regards to merit. Outside favorites are also given an advantage. Those loyal employees who have a track record of success, but fall outside the favorites, are treated with disregard. There is a clear hierarchy, played out in a way which seems...

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          Advice to Management

          Wake up. You are losing talent at an alarming rate. Rather than blame people for leaving, look inwardly to ask why. There's a difference between privacy and secrecy. Learn that very important distinction. Give your employees a chance to meet the organization's needs, first, and reward them for doing so, before seeking assistance from the myriad of consultants. It is more fiscally responsible to add full-time staff...

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          American College of Chest Physicians2015-06-14

          American College of Chest Physicians Response

          June 17, 2015Senior Social Media and PR Specialist

          Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are always looking for ways to improve and value your thoughts. We've shared your review with our leadership.

        • Helpful (9)

          "It is time for the board to make a change"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at American College of Chest Physicians full-time

          Pros

          Some of the people are absolutely wonderful, and will create a family like atmosphere. Some policies, such as work from home, can be a benefit when implemented consistently. Some of the work can be challenging and potentially a growth potential. There are some hard workers in the organization, who deserve much praise.

          Cons

          What used to be a collaborative environment has quickly deteriorated into a kill or be killed mentality. The aforementioned growth potential will not occur within the organization, but will only be of benefit if you leave (like many have done- either by their own accord or because they were forced out). Individuals are promoted to senior roles without merit or skills, and some within upper level positions use their...

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          Advice to Management

          It is time for someone to go to the board to tell them to save the organization they care about, or at least realize that those who remain are trying to save a sinking ship with a spoon.

          American College of Chest Physicians2015-06-09

          American College of Chest Physicians Response

          June 17, 2015Senior Social Media and PR Specialist

          Thank you for taking time to provide this feedback. We are always looking for opportunities to improve and we have taken your feedback to our leadership.

        • Helpful (11)

          "Run away"

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            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I have been working at American College of Chest Physicians

            Pros

            None really. The building is nice, people are generally gossipy but friendly. Company does allow work for home if you are nice about it.

            Cons

            Terrible terrible leadership. Words like "management" and "process design" etc are thrown around freely. Not one person has a clue what it is. No one really knows what anyone else in the company does. Job descriptions and actual work are poles apart. systems running the business are from the 70s as are most of the folk. The CEO and others spend way too much money on initiatives that serve no purpose and further kick the...

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            Advice to Management

            Resign. You have no skills and are burying talented people along with the company. The education department is your money maker. The people currently running it have no ideas, solutions or prescriptions on what they should be doing to turn the division around. Demand 6 month implementation plans from each dept head including the CEO. Hire competent instruction and education management talent vs pushing out people because...

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            American College of Chest Physicians2015-04-08

            American College of Chest Physicians Response

            June 17, 2015Senior Social Media and PR Specialist

            Thank you for your thoughts on your experience at CHEST. Please know we value your feedback and have shared your review with our leadership.

          • Helpful (9)

            "Nice place to work!"

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            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
            Recommends
            Positive Outlook
            Approves of CEO

            I have been working at American College of Chest Physicians full-time for more than 4 years

            Pros

            Growing and changing organization. Great new office, nice work / life balance. Very few work late or are expected to. Work from home is offered. Time off is very flexible.

            Cons

            CEO has made a lot of changes over the last 5 years that some of the staff have a hard time adjusting to. Staff want to be recognized and promoted but not always willing to put in the effort needed. Post about vendors and consultants is false. If staff were doing what needed to be accomplished, there would be no need for external support. Post on this page are from disgruntled employees.

            American College of Chest Physicians2015-01-19

            American College of Chest Physicians Response

            June 17, 2015Senior Social Media and PR Specialist

            Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to continuing to make CHEST a great place to work!

          • Helpful (6)

            "Unprofessional, clueless, unethical. A company that is being run into the ground by the CEO and his friends who are either in Senior leadership roles or highly paid management consultants."

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

            I worked at American College of Chest Physicians full-time

            Pros

            Working for an organization that has a great mission. New offices.

            Cons

            No clear job descriptions or responsibilities for the majority of glorified "coordinators of stuff". A lot of gossip. Incredible waste of money on consultants and other useless things. Inability to lead and motivate the staff. Not a fast paced environment but rather a chaos full of people with a one way ticket to nowhere fast! Running in circles, making mistakes, wasting time, money and resources. No processes and standards...

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            Advice to Management

            Your bad decisions will eventually catch up to you. You will need to take responsibility for all the debt and wasteful spending, not having a vision, taking care of your own needs and not caring about the consequences for the organization, favoritism, getting rid of folks for personally disliking them or in order to cover your inability to lead by putting blame on others.

            American College of Chest Physicians2014-11-01

            American College of Chest Physicians Response

            June 17, 2015Senior Social Media and PR Specialist

            Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are always looking for ways to improve and value your thoughts. We've shared your review with our leadership.

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