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American Dental Association Reviews

Updated May 10, 2017
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Dr. Kathleen T. O’Loughlin
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Assessment Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assessment Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Dental Association full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits like flexible work options (work-from-home), lots of PTO, option to wear jeans every day if you want, lots of free food (in my department at least), great pay, not to mention the CEO is an amazing person. I love my coworkers and our laptops are super nice. My boss is the best!

    Cons

    The commute from the suburbs can be difficult since the ADA building is a little far from the train station. There are a lot of touchy politics (regarding volunteers and members) that are really frustrating to deal with sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "Mixed Bag"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Dental Association full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, flexibility, work-from-home, genuine sense of mission

    Cons

    Afraid of risk and out-of-the-box thinking; very conservative. Too much deference given to dentist-only councils and boards; too coddling, too "yes" men.

    Advice to Management

    Take risks.

  3. "ADA Here to Stay"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Dental Association full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Senior staff is forward and strategic thinking for an association.

    Cons

    Volunteers can hinder forward progress.


  4. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Dental Association full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, happy environment, good location

    Cons

    Often there is little collaboration between departments which can pose an issue.


  5. "Not the Best"

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

    I worked at American Dental Association full-time

    Pros

    Basically, once you are hired you have job security. They do have a pension, which is a great benefit.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities to move up; salary not competitive in certain areas. Loads of cronyism (especially the hiring of relatives of members).


  6. "laid back"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice people. laid back environemnt

    Cons

    this place is so laid back you are in danger of becoming stale. things move pretty slow but eventually get done. pay is decent, they need to provide better raises.


  7. "Working at the ADA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Dental Association (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits package, compensation, and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Depending on the department, upper management can be hard to deal with (very micromanaging). Do not support promoting from within or helping to develop your talent.

  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A good environment to work in.

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "nurse"

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    Former Employee - Nurse in Village At Watervale, GA
    Former Employee - Nurse in Village At Watervale, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Dental Association (More than a year)

    Pros

    fantastic and great place to work

    Cons

    i do not have any cons at this time none

    Advice to Management

    i do not have any advice for management none


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good organization but political"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, good benefits, generous vacation policy. Generally a collegial atmosphere within departments and across divisions. Work is satisfying, efforts are appreciated.

    Cons

    Can be a political organization. Board of Directors, Committees, and Councils, composed of volunteer members, significantly influence direction of the organization, which is not always effective.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide competitive salary and benefit packages to retain talented employees. However, if employees are not pulling their weight do not be so slow to take action.


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