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American Society for Radiation Oncology Reviews

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crystal City, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Society for Radiation Oncology for more than 6 years

    Pros

    ASTRO is an excellent place to work. Our new Crystal City location is conveniently located to public transportation, dining and shopping. Senior management is focused on employee development and satisfaction and employees are encouraged to be innovative. Our benefits package is extremely generous.

    Cons

    ASTRO is a small to mid-sized society and we don't always have the next opportunity for an employee to move up to.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to recognize the great work of all employees.

    American Society for Radiation Oncology2016-08-11
  2. "Look elsewhere, not worth the the low pay and high workload"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Society for Radiation Oncology full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, flex option, PTO

    Cons

    Turnover is high due to low pay and inability for career advancement. Yes, ASTRO is a small organization, but many title changes could be achieved if upper management dropped their elitist attitude and honored the work and dedication of their employees. Workload is high and promotions are scarce. Many employees wait years to receive one despite stellar performance, and pay does not come with a promotion. Salary increases...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat others as how you want to be treated. Understand that staff turnover is a direct reflection of management. Decrease the amount of meetings.

    American Society for Radiation Oncology2017-08-01
  3. "Good benefits"

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      Current Employee - Specialist in Arlington, VA

      I have been working at American Society for Radiation Oncology full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Benefits, work schedule, telework option, pto, commute

      Cons

      Can't think of any issues.

      American Society for Radiation Oncology2017-06-09
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      "Horrible management and culture! Keep looking"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at American Society for Radiation Oncology full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Great physician leaders who invest in and support the organization's efforts wholeheartedly. (Sadly, these reviews and any negative feedback are kept from them.)

      Cons

      No room for advancement and backstabbing culture. This culture is encouraged and participated in at the senior management and executive level. They will work you to the bone if you let them, and don't expect it impact a salary increase in your annual performance review or a promotion. You will get lip service.

      Advice to Management

      Start over. New leadership to treat staff like humans, not pawns in a chess game.

      American Society for Radiation Oncology2016-09-21
    • "ASTRO is a great place to work!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at American Society for Radiation Oncology full-time

      Pros

      ASTRO is a great place to work! I have been with the company for a little over two years and have found it to be a very supportive place both professionally and personally. The work I do for ASTRO is challenging but also very rewarding. At ASTRO I have the opportunity to work with a very talented team, as well as committed physician experts. ASTRO is very supportive of staff development at both the entry level...

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      Cons

      The move to Crystal City has taken some getting use to, but the new office more than makes up for the commuting challenges. The office has state of the art meeting spaces that allow for remote meetings with physicians and others. The new space does not have a completed work-out facility and locker room. Although, I understand that is in the works for early next year.

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work!

      American Society for Radiation Oncology2016-08-09
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      "Senior Management Has Skewed Perspective"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at American Society for Radiation Oncology

      Pros

      Ability to work from home twice per week. Good benefits package.

      Cons

      Almost no opportunities for advancement. Even when there are opportunities lower level employees are unable to attain them unless they are with the organization 4-5 years or more. The standard 2.5-3 percent raise is not always guaranteed and even when you go above and beyond your job description that is not enough. I attribute all of these to the fact that the CEO is horrible at managing money and the reason why the organization...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop posting skewed positive reviews to counter the honest negative reviews. Get rid of obsolete positions and random admins that do nothing but expense reports and give hard working employees the promotions and raises they deserve.

      American Society for Radiation Oncology2016-08-14
    • "Fortunate to work for ASTRO"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at American Society for Radiation Oncology full-time

      Pros

      I was very surprised to see the negative reviews for ASTRO, given my extremely positive experience with the organization for years. The organization, staff, and our members have become part of my family, and i love going to work every day. Among the many positives, i would include: Flexible work schedule Great benefits Promotion opportunities Strong mission Collaborative and friendly spirit Professional development...

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      Cons

      Negatives are few and far between. Given the size of the organization, sometimes its difficult to advance. Everyone is so committed to the mission, that sometimes we have trouble saying no to new projects and we take on too much. The move closer to the city, exascerbated by metro isssues, have caused commuting issues for some.

      Advice to Management

      ASTRO is a wonderful place to work! Management should avoid dramatic changes as they are on the right path. Continue looking at progressive approaches to management and look for even more innovative ways to serve the membership. Maintain the excellent salary and benefits package, while exploring ways to incentive innovation through bonuses.

      American Society for Radiation Oncology2016-07-19
    • "Good mission, thoughtful people, flexible and generous policies"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at American Society for Radiation Oncology full-time

      Pros

      Company is very flexible with PTO and has a generous telework policy. That combined with the mission of helping the oncologists that help cancer patients is pretty compelling.

      Cons

      Radiation oncology is the smallest of the three main modalities of surgery, medical oncology and radiation oncology and sometimes it has an inferiority complex.

      Advice to Management

      Keep being flexible. It's not possible for all people to be treated exactly the same based on personal needs and needs of the job.

      American Society for Radiation Oncology2016-07-14
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      "Buyer Beware"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at American Society for Radiation Oncology full-time

      Pros

      Employees work from home once a week or twice a week. Or they choose the Flex Friday option.

      Cons

      The problem is that ASTRO refuses to incentivize work performance in a way that makes sense. Employees receive a 3% annual payment increase regardless of performance. Many employees go above and beyond, working overtime, among other efforts, only to receive the same 3% raise they would have gotten if they had done the bare minimum. So hardworking employees lose morale and leave and the ones that stay are incentivized...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop spending money and energy on staff surveys when you ignore the results. Create career paths and your employees will stay and will be happy. I promise you walk around the office on any given day and nobody is happy, except for the handful sitting in glass offices. Prospective employees: ask yourself who wrote the 5 star reviews below. Unless you are applying for Director or above, it is not going to be you.

      American Society for Radiation Oncology2016-08-02

      American Society for Radiation Oncology Response

      August 3, 2016Director of Human Resources

      Being a small organization, one of the challenges ASTRO recognizes is that we may not always have the next step for an employee. While we acknowledge this with our staff we also say that we are always willing to look for ways for staff to continue to grow professionally by gaining ...

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      "Good benefits, poor work environment"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend

        I worked at American Society for Radiation Oncology full-time

        Pros

        Great PTO and 401k, ability to telework and compressed work schedule

        Cons

        No room for growth/promotions, many entry or mid-level positions severely underpaid, poor management

        American Society for Radiation Oncology2016-07-10
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