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American Conference Institute Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  1. "Optimistic"

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    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. "Past employee"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its conference context and working the events onsite. Coworkers were fun and helpful at times.

    Cons

    Where do I start? This company had bad reviews prior to accepting my offer which made it difficult and couldn't help but to question why their employees were not happy. It wasn't hard to figure a week in. The company is unstable, managers have bad attitude and egos, this company does not care about you or your professional development. There is minimum chance to grow, it happens once in a blue moon if you play their game and snitch on people. If you are desperate for a job like I was, apply. But I will never recommend this job even on my worst enemy.

    Advice to Management

    Be open ideas and pay attention to employee needs. Office culture needs serious improvements.

  3. "Anonymous Employee"

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

    I worked at American Conference Institute full-time

    Pros

    Smart content producers (former attorneys)

    Cons

    Most unprofessional, unhealthy environment ever

    Advice to Management

    Sell the business to a real event management company and start from scratch.


  4. "Adverse to Change"

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

    I worked at American Conference Institute full-time

    Pros

    Location is decent, near Flatiron.

    Cons

    Unhealthy culture, the company doesn't invest in people or technology.


  5. "Look Elsewhere"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Keep searching.."

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    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

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

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    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!)

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

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    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!


  9. "Ok place to work"

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    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Arrogant, political, below average"

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    • 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.


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