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American Institute Of Physics Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Institute Of Physics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    AIP is striving to examine its relevance to plan for an impactful future; AIP cares about its mission and is constantly looking to improve. Great benefits; great rapport with colleagues.

    Cons

    Strategic planning and implementation always bring about a level of uncertainty, which staff isn't always comfortable with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the open door policy.


  2. "Amazing place"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Analyst in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Institute Of Physics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great leaders, caring and visionary.

    Cons

    None. This is a cool place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Great job


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    "Great Benefits - Tough Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The benefits are very good. The Melville office has a beautiful design with state of the art technology and every employee is given a laptop.

    Cons

    Overall there is poor morale at the company. The leadership has not had a consistent growth strategy. They constantly change their minds and don't stick to a plan and often feels like their strategy sessions that they present at staff meetings are not thought through. It seems they want to squeeze as much as they can out of employees, adding more and more projects without more resources.

    Advice to Management

    Stop and think before you present slides at a staff meeting that are inappropriate and somewhat offensive. Stop forcing a positive culture on the staff. Pay your staff fairly for the value they bring to the company.


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  5. "AIP Publishing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at American Institute Of Physics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    There is not much strategic direction and follow thru


  6. "Great Place To Work Since Overtime Is Minimal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Recommends

    I have been working at American Institute Of Physics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've been working at AIP for over 10 years. They have nice benefits and the former CEO always spoke to employees. There is minimal overtime, which is nice. They have a gym, which is nice to use to exercise after work.

    Cons

    Promotions (in my dept.) are not given unless you ask for them. It's also possible that they'll sneakily demote you just so that they can promote someone that they like better.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people when they work hard - don't make them ask for something that should be theirs in the first place. Give praise when praise is due, don't sweep good work under the rug as if it doesn't matter.


  7. "A nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Institute Of Physics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Overall, I really like working here. The people are friendly, the HR staff are helpful, and the company values its employees having a work-life balance. Most employees have their own offices, but most people keep their doors open -- you get personal space to work, but it's easy to drop in and talk to someone. Many people stick around here a long time, which I take as a good sign.

    Cons

    While the building itself is really nice, it's isolated both from University of Maryland and from Washington DC. There are no lunch places or coffee shops within walking distance.

    Upper-level management seems to be very big on having a committee for everything, which feels a little corporate to me.

    My position has very little upward mobility within the company.

    Advice to Management

    I haven't been here long enough to have strong feelings about the management, but I do feel that there are an excess of committees. All of those meetings can really eat into productivity.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "IT Operations"

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    Former Employee - Senior PC Technician in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Senior PC Technician in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Institute Of Physics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The employees are all professional, Salaries are above average. Good skills and career opportunities in technology and publishing.

    Cons

    Frequent changes in the organization, The budget seems to be getting tighter and makes the mission of the corporation side harder to figure out.


  9. "Ethical Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Institute Of Physics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits package is excellent. The pension plan is excellent - that's one of the things that really sets this organization apart. The work, at least at its flagship magazine, is interesting and challenging, with plenty of opportunities to learn new skills. The atmosphere is collegial and friendly.

    Cons

    The salary range is somewhat below what's available in the private sector, and raises are not very substantial.


  10. "AIP"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Institute Of Physics part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A very interesting place to work if you are dedicated to research. Everyone is very friendly and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    If AIP doesn't receive the necessary funding, you may lose your job without very little notice. Don't expect a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a workers compensation program.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Clerical in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Clerical in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Institute Of Physics full-time

    Pros

    Always cared about their employees. Managers and supervisors more than fair in reviews and daily interactions.

    Cons

    Upper management, in looking to save money, keeps downsizing and outsourcing jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your valuable employees, they are your finest assets.


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