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American Medical Association Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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  • Little to no opportunity to work part time (in 3 reviews)

  • Very silo'd, no one works together which makes it difficult to complete projects (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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

    I worked at American Medical Association (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great people to work with who really care

    Cons

    management needs to work on mentoring and encouraging staff


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No Substance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Medical Association full-time

    Pros

    Nice offices, generous pay, generous time off.

    Cons

    Too much middle management, no clear direction/value proposition.

    Advice to Management

    Answer the question what value does the AMA truly bring physicians? Then communicate it!


  3. "Employment"

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    Former Employee - Coding Specialist II in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Coding Specialist II in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, pay, and benefits.

    Cons

    Limited growth within the company.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "A pool of talent squandered by poor leadership decisions"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great peer coworkers
    Beautiful workspace
    Prime location and views
    Good benefits and vacation package
    Good compensation

    Cons

    Company mission conflicts with management priorities
    Massive wasting of both monetary and manpower resources
    Employee ideas and suggestions consistently take a back seat to third party recommendations, regardless of employee skills and knowledge.
    Crippling reliance on third party support
    Bullying and micromanagement rampant in some departments.
    Lack of true collaborative environment

    Advice to Management

    Reprioritize budgets to building and empowering your internal teams rather than relying almost entirely on contractors and third parties to deliver services. You have some amazingly talented people who are being ignored or marginalized because of company culture and poor business decisions.
    Make data driven decisions paramount over leadership driven initiatives.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Former Happy Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Medical Association (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated long-tern staff, intelligent and fun group to work with...

    Cons

    Shor-sighted, abusive management. Senior management churned every 3-4 years, each new group had a new initiative and plan. But no one was interested in the longer viability of AMA.

    Advice to Management

    Use the staff knowledge and skills, good ideas will not come from outside consultants.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Glut of mediocre to horrific middle-management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, flex scheduling, work from home for some departments (but not all), good retirement and raise structures that begin immediately upon hire. If the glut of ineffective middle-managers were to retire (and it seems like most of them are approaching that age) the culture in the office would shift almost immediately for the better.

    Cons

    Management in certain divisions are not only poor managers, but bullies and proud of it. I've never before had a manager brag to co-workers about having an employee go to HR (with VERY valid concerns). LOTS of downtime due to a distinct lack of approval for new projects from managers who want to ride out their last years until retirement...leaving their employees with nothing to do.

    Advice to Management

    Take a serious and methodical approach to evaluating the effectiveness of management. Many departments are doing great work, but others are run by incompetent bullies (and I do not say this lightly) who would never be considered qualified for the positions they hold...except they've been around for so long.


  8. "Jobs at AMA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beware of some of these postings. Many of the jobs listed here at Glassdoor that show salaries do not even exist at the American Medical Association and never have. There are no physical therapist jobs there .. .None.

    Cons

    too many academic types who would rather study something than do something. That's changing for the better but still a lot of long termers who don't know how easy they have it.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "New Product Development"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Mokena, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Mokena, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Medical Association (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    compensation package,culture,mobility, team concept, and encouragement to continue learning

    Cons

    Tend to over load work on those willing to pitch in

    Advice to Management

    Listen


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Temp Work"

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    Former Employee - Temp in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Temp in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    I was a temp for several months. Very nice employees and they make you feel welcome.

    Cons

    Could not use the fitness center (of course). There was conflict within the department I worked in, but I remained out of it, thankfully.

    Advice to Management

    Check in with contract employees regarding their working with regular employees.


  11. Helpful (7)

    "AMA Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Solid benefits, most folks at the manager level and below are good, intelligent, hardworking people. The people are absolutely the best part of this company. In most areas, there is a very good work/life balance.

    Cons

    The organization is slow to change, and much of upper management is too involved in their own infighting and power struggles to effectively manage their units. It makes everything a struggle, and often, new people who come in looking to make things better get mired in this and are unable to make anything happen, eventually leaving for better opportunities. It is difficult to retain truly transformational talent.



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