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American Conference Institute Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  1. "Optimistic"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Conference Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are hard working

    Cons

    Holidays off are minimal

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Look Elsewhere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Conference Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Typically 9-5 hours
    Good central location

    Cons

    There is a huge lack of communication in the company. As much as they stress "changes" are int he works, it wont be anything monumental. The company operates like a startup, but have huge targets. The majority of ppl are very negative and it feels like they hire just anyone. Turn over is high and for a reason.

    Advice to Management

    Get a real platform/CRM, its 2017, act like it.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Keep searching.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Conference Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No pros, you meet some really cool people. And by some i mean 4 out of the office population. And it is based in a central location.

    Cons

    This establishment is never satisfied with the strives that employees make. The workload does not equate to the pay. Numerous weeks I had worked from 7am - 9pm straight through, still was not enough for upper management. Unrealistic expectations. Some of the rudest people I have met were at American Conf. Political as an office can be. No room for advancement or growth.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the people who work with and under you.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Job wasn't as described - boring, monotonous"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Honestly have no pros to share. This job may work for some but it was not the job for me.

    Cons

    Not enough work to be kept busy
    Everything is the same
    No room for advancement or creativity
    No one appreciated any work you did do
    They stand over your shoulder
    Job wasn't as described
    Gave ideas that sr. management thought was good but nothing was ever done about it

    Advice to Management

    Be open to new ideas, change the way you do things to reflect modern technology (ex, having to type up a PDF of a schedule?? Where's the original document that it was typed up on, just reuse/reformat it!)


  6. "Hard work, but worth it..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Conference Institute full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with high level professionals, travel, relaxed environment, profit sharing

    Cons

    Owner out of touch with reality

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the negative people!


  7. "Ok place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Conference Institute (More than a year)

    Pros

    get to work with industry leaders
    nice people
    ability to travel

    Cons

    no room for advancement
    senior management not open to new ideas

    Advice to Management

    spend more time getting to know your employees strengths and weaknesses


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Arrogant, political, below average"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Conference Producer
    Current Employee - Conference Producer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You work with top law professionals
    Pay is above minimum wage
    Work in manhattan

    Cons

    Workload is not in accordance with pay.
    Political atmosphere.
    No structure in company

    Advice to Management

    Get professional help, not for the company.


  9. "No respect for employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at American Conference Institute full-time

    Pros

    summer hours, dress code, location

    Cons

    no respect for employee opinions, horrible benefits, horrible compensation, bait and switch employer


  10. Helpful (3)

    "This company has been in a decline for the past 2+ years and so no sign of getting any better"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Conference Institute full-time

    Pros

    work life balance. able to take care of personal issues from home.

    Cons

    No promotions. Low pay. They play the blame game. The lower sales rep gets blamed for an event being poor. No one cares about you. They only care about profits and making more sales. New upper management does not know how to handle the team and is rude. They lie in interviews and do not know how to manage. This used to be the place to work for but now its a sinking ship and everyone is looking for a way out. Go else where for more pay and to feel appreciated. HR doesn't care and most things get swept under a rug. What they are doing now is a little too late.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of your recent management and let the people who know the company run it. but its too late. Sell the company.


  11. "A company with a lot of potential for improvement."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Conference Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Conference Producer in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Conference Institute full-time

    Pros

    The clients- you get to work with top thought leaders

    Cons

    Internal promotions are slow, and there is not much room for long term growth.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your talent well, and you will retain more quality people.



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