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American Hospital Association Reviews

Updated June 13, 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, full of talented employees with rich knowledge (in 11 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. "Opportunity for growth"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Great association, going through some change"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. 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.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Great people, but very flat"

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The American Hospital Association is an association. Folks that work here are focused on making a difference for members, patients and their families. Benefits are wonderful and HR tries to keep folks around as long as possible. Many people have been around for 15 years or more.

    Cons

    As this is an Association, the organizational hierarchy is very flat and a majority of the workforce is older. There aren't very many paths for career advancement. As a milennial, I felt as though I was working with folks who were old enough to be my parents and grandparents. It was hard to be taken seriously.

    Advice to Management

    While the team is very sweet, in order to entice and keep millennials, you need to swap out some of the office parties and performance incentives that your older staff appreciate for things that those from the younger generation will appreciate.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Editor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Interdepartmental communication could use improvement


  6. "So happy here"

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    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, fair salary, good benefits, great work life balance, stable company

    Cons

    There's recently been quite a bit of turnover in upper management that has made some employees nervous. I've been unaffected.

    Advice to Management

    If it ain't broken, don't try to fix it...


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Old boy network"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Hospital Association full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good. The location is nice. There really aren't that many pros to this organization. I wish I'd had a manager who did what he wanted to do not what somebody else told him to do.

    Cons

    Unless you're a white male you will never get anywhere in this company. HR supports managers. People believe in one another and no one cares

    Advice to Management

    Get involvec

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very attentive HR process"

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    Former Employee - Membership & Operations Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Membership & Operations Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company clearly wants to make sure that people fit and that there is a work-life balance.

    Cons

    They are very dependent on academic achievements as an indicator of aptitude.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "National sales manager"

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    Former Employee - National Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - National Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. This is a bad company to work for. Very political.

    Cons

    Bad upper management. To many head honchos.

    Advice to Management

    don't be so detached from your little worker bees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Constituency Section Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Constituency Section Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great. People are friendly and supportive. Benefits are above average.

    Cons

    A lot of longevity in staff, so little room or encouragement to change processes and increase technology. Not much room for growth.


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