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American Society of Clinical Oncology Director Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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Clifford A. Hudis
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Pros
  • decent work/life balance opportunities, great benefits - including retirement contributions (in 8 reviews)

  • Results only work environment but not all positions or departments have flexibility or option to work from home (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • ROWE also makes it hard to unplug and take time away from work, hard to find the work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Results only work environment ludicrous - complaints from mgt if working at home (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great Work Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Society of Clinical Oncology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility,fast-paced, growth opportunities, collaborative, mission-driven, fun and smart staff, passionate staff, lots of profession development offerings

    Cons

    the flexible environment is both good and challenging; work can occur 24-hours a day; sometimes it is hard to unplug

    Advice to Management

    continue to develop norms/guidelines around the flexible schedule


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Mission, Stressful Work Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Society of Clinical Oncology full-time

    Pros

    ASCO and its members are on the leading edge of cancer treatment. The organization makes such a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families, and most ASCO employees really care about their jobs and providing quality work.

    Cons

    The workload and the work itself is often stressful. While the work that ASCO does is so important, it's also important to remember that employees need real work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    See Con above


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Worst organization I have ever been a part of. If you take pride in your work, stay away!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Society of Clinical Oncology full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    ROWE work policies mean you can work from anywhere you want, whenever you want. Or simply hide at home and do nothing, if that's your thing.

    Cons

    There is no bright spot for this organization. Management is completely inept, often operating 10 - 15 years behind the times. Money is wasted on contractors, who are sent in a million different directions because no one can pick a single strategy. There is no such thing as long-term planning, or short-term planning, for that matter. Back-stabbing, gossip, and lying are common place. People high and low hide behind the mission as justification for their silly, inconsequential agendas. ROWE means that 90% of the company works from home 90% of the time, and little actual, meaningful work actually gets done. Lower level employees are squeezed for all their are worth, which usually isn't much as ASCO can only attract the bottom of the barrel. Directors leech ideas from whomever they can get them from, but have no back-bone when pressed by superiors and resort to ineffective brown-nosing instead of trying something new.

    Advice to Management

    Clear house - poor management is the root of most of this organizations problems. Hold people accountable to reasonably difficult standards, instead of treating everyone like children.


  4. "Mission driven organization with good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Director in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Society of Clinical Oncology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the brightest, most committed colleagues I've had the pleasure of working with are at ASCO. It is a volunteer-driven organization, which has its pros and cons.

    Cons

    Shifting priorities sometimes make it difficult to manage your work. Not much opportunity for job advancement once you get to a certain point.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Ashamed Senior Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Society of Clinical Oncology full-time

    Pros

    Good intentions, but poorly and selfishly executed

    Cons

    The CEO fails to provide clear leadership and direction. He is volatile with his decisions, and at times plainly unstable. This oscillation in both direction and stability creates an awkward and painful path forward for staff.

    CEO aside, it is unfortunate that this organization's ego (culturally and due to volunteers) prevents it from actually making the best choices for cancer care.

    Advice to Management

    Clearer direction and purity towards achieving the mission is needed.