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American Dietetic Association Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company but dysfunctional leadership."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at American Dietetic Association full-time

    Pros

    The organization does really interesting work and is dedicated to the members and the industry. Their events and programs are successful. Overall, the work there is appealing and satisfying.

    Cons

    The leadership in this organization is the real problem. The Vice-Presidents fight against each other and can't make a decision to save their lives. The investments that are supposed to be strategic are wasted and move from one direction to the other. The leadership is the only reason why I left this association.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the bad apples at the leadership level and refocus with a positive outlook.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poorly organized association and low morale"

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    Former Employee - Practice Team in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Practice Team in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at American Dietetic Association full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    ADA offered decent benefits and flex hours that helped facilitate work/life balance.

    Cons

    Directors and some managers displayed ineffective and negative methods towards staffers in their respective departments. People were often not treated with respect and a "sink or swim" mentality persisted without offering necessary guidance on procedures and expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Need to learn how to effectively manage various groups and types of employees. Learn to treat others with respect.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at American Dietetic Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generally okay benefits including company 401k match right away and time off earned is moderately okay compared to other places.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, weird temp-to-hire environment where hardly anyone who works there actually wanted to in the first place.


  4. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at American Dietetic Association full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, worked with solid knowledgeable team.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great job security, awesome downtown location right across from Union Station, competent directors and management, friendly corporate culture and work environment. Also has annual organization outings to build teamwork and friendships

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of opportunity for major career advancement, and the pay is a little low for Downtown Chicago,


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Political Nightmares"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    'Lower' staff are fun and engaging and have a great sense of camaraderie. The volunteer leaders are exceptional and staff truly enjoy seeing the members succeed.

    Cons

    The Senior Management plays political games and doesn't value staff contributions. Several of the Senior Team is verbally abusive towards their staff.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage projects and ensure staff are recognized for valuable contributions. Avoid jumping to conclusions.


  7. "A good association to work for"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is above and beyond what you'd make at other associations of a similar size. Most people have families so there is a good work/life balance. No one is ever at the office past 5:30 and most positions only have to travel once or twice a year. The location is great--easy to get to whether you live in the city or the suburbs.

    Cons

    Benefits could be slightly better. Also, there isn't much opportunity for growth in most areas. You are only able to move up if someone above you leaves and people tend to stay for decades. There isn't a good career path for most mid-level employees after a while so they lose good talent when people move on to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Management should create a better benefits package and should develop a way for people to get career growth if they want to stay. Maybe they should develop a leadership program or something.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Editor"

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    Former Employee - Editor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Editor in Chicago, IL
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    American Dietetic Association has good benefits and 401K plan.

    Cons

    Upper management is mico-manager and takes credit for department's successes.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a new publisher who won't insult professional member authors or drive revenue into the ground.


  9. "Great Place"

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

    I have been working at American Dietetic Association full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. People are very friendly.

    Cons

    I can't think of any


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, OK compensation, needs overhaul"

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

    I have been working at American Dietetic Association full-time

    Pros

    Peers are great, office is small enough for quality interactions. Benefits are phenomenal.

    Cons

    Management leaves much to be desired


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