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American Hospital Association Reviews

Updated October 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Company clearly wants to make sure that people fit and that there is a work-life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Great benefits, healthy food during the week (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Top-down culture that doesn't allow much room to move up (in 3 reviews)

  • Upper management is too detached from reality (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Project Lead"

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    Former Employee - Project Lead in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    I worked with many, many talented colleagues.

    Cons

    The lack of mobility, slow implementation of work policies

    Advice to Management

    Improve "Talent Management."


  2. "Trying to move into the future but somewhat stuck in the past"

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

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

    Pros

    There are some great, hard-working, passionate people working here. Many in the organization are committed to help fulfill the AHA's mission.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there are pockets of "lifers" who do nothing but sit in their offices, disengage, produce nothing, and severely impact of the morale of those around them. HR turns a blind eye to this, In addition, and perhaps in part because of this, there are not many opportunities to move up, although executive management is extremely top heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to those at ALL levels, not just your executive peers. Talk to the people who are on the front lines - not just the managers and directors (of which there is an extremely disproportionate amount). If you really want employee engagement and employee buy-in, you need to communicate with your employees - not at them.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources department is a nightmare"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The American Hospital Association has a great mission and vision for the future of health care and hospital systems. They have a vision that will be carried out through each membership group.

    Cons

    The Human Resources department is a nightmare. I'm a current employee and have experienced multiple incidents of unprofessional actions from the HR department. Two incidents come to mind - 1) During the interview process prospective candidates are brought in to present in front of a panel for the job. I have witnessed on two separate panel interviews the same HR rep leave during the middle of the interview and interrupt the candidates presentation. This is the first meeting the candidates have with AHA and it leaves the impression that AHA acts in a unprofessional manner. 2) I have had multiple colleges outside of AHA apply and interview. Through there communications with the HR department they noticed misspelled names, titles and rude moments through email/phone. This is the first point of contact most candidates have with AHA. At the minimum HR should be able to spell a candidates name.

    Advice to Management

    Train the HR department to act professionally during the interview process.


  4. "Opportunity for growth"

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

    I have been working at American Hospital Association full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mission-driven focus. Large organization with opportunity for growth and competitive salary and benefits package.

    Cons

    Large, complex organization with plenty of red tape.


  5. "Generally a good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    People are passionate, decent benefits, lots of positive change coming.

    Cons

    Currently a lot of fragmentation between different business units. This has lead to a big difference in the way some are run - some managers are able to rule with an iron fist, which kills morale. There needs to be a more consistent approach to how the business units are run.

    Advice to Management

    Consistency in management across business units. Our leader is very strict and a micro-manager, while others in different units are not. Need more oversight on the management.


  6. "Great association, going through some change"

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    Current Employee - Associate Editor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Editor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Hospital Association (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people and supportive atmosphere

    Cons

    New president, going through a bit of change in structure


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Change in culture"

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    Former Employee - HealthForum in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - HealthForum in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Hospital Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are very good.
    Allows you to stay very current in healthcare trends

    Cons

    Need to be a man. Poor management. Poor treatment of employees.
    Many long time employees now being replaced with many new. No systems in place for check and balance of management. Big egos

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent. If you say it then do it. Engage those with information rather than reside in your glass bubble of entitlement.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not a great place for entry level employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Hospital Association full-time

    Pros

    Good people, great location, great benefits.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth. Positions with equal titles and qualifications can have very different salaries depending on which part of company you're in.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Hospital Association full-time

    Pros

    This place has great benefits and a friendly environment.

    Cons

    Needs to work together more


  10. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, healthy food during the week

    Cons

    None I can think of


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