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American Society of Clinical Oncology Reviews

Updated July 18, 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 Place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Society of Clinical Oncology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    ROWE can be a blessing and a curse, but if you are results oriented and can properly manage your time, it is awesome. Benefits are great, the mission is speaks for itself, and the pay is pretty good. It really is a great organization and is trying to make a difference.

    Cons

    Since it is a non-profit, things may not move as fast as they do in the for profit world. There are internal politics, but they are not too bad. ROWE doesn't work for every department and not all the managers are good at managing

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees and working on management!


  2. "ASCO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits; overall a great place to work

    Cons

    There can be a lot of turnover

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging and rewarding, it provides meaningful work for innovative people.

    Cons

    There isn't a "slow" time, so there is always a lot going on.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "This review is about IT division"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Society of Clinical Oncology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent compensation, possibility to work from home. Good benefits. Very few stressful situations/deadlines so far.

    Cons

    A network of "good old boys", some people work 15+ years for the company and decided they know everything about 10 years ago so don't bother with sharpening their skills.
    Very few people in higher management can actually make decisions and those leave much to be desired. Middle management stuck with decisions of higher level managers, so in the end most issues are solved with ineffective solutions.
    401k vested in 4 years. Almost no room for growth.
    Unlimited vacation and ROWE (results oriented work environment - where you, not your manager, should pick your work hours and when to work from home) are a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure if C-people don't see the VP-level and below management incompetence, but if that's the case, anonymous survey (by third-party) of non-management employees might provide a good picture of where improvement is needed.


  5. "No growth opportunities."

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Society of Clinical Oncology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mission!! Mission!! Mission!! ROWE- sort-of, depending on the department.

    Cons

    Overworked, no growth potential, event though they say there is. No actual vacation leave so some departments can take lot of time off while others are lucky if they get a week. Raises and Bonuses are laughable so you better ask for the world upfront!!

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your long time employees and bring in new senior leaders instead of promoting the ones that have only worked for the current leadership. Nothing will change if you don't. Allow managers to become senior managers, its a very easy way to give promotions without much money.


  6. "Great association"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and great benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of work for some management folks.


  7. "Great Work Environment"

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    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Specialist
    Current Employee - Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Society of Clinical Oncology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance; great mission; prestige; benefits (good health/dental, tuition, 401k), exciting new CEO, mostly good people.

    Cons

    The one major, yet serious flaw is around career growth/salary. Salary structure: VPs make nice money, but forget about mid management (unless you work in IT). You can make 6 figures by simply going to another nonprofit in DC as opposed to alexandria..check out the 990. Lack of career growth/promotion; ASCO provides "job expansions" as alternative to promotion which is a guise to get more work out of you with measly pay increase as opposed true promotion. The job growth track is presented by HR under the pretense of transparency, but it's beyond complicated and arbitrary.

    Advice to Management

    Drop this career expansion crap and go back to having senior titles. Future emoloyers won't look at a resume and say, oh he got a job expansion. Doesn't translate into the marketplace. Foster competitive growth by allowing promotions all year (not everything has to be so fair that the healthy motivation and competition is stripped away). Managers should be required to receive 360 reviews from direct reports. Cut overhead to make up for salary gap. More money for employees beats free snacks.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "ROWE not all peaches and cream"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Society of Clinical Oncology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Results only work environment but not all positions or departments have flexibility or option to work from home. Be sure to ask up front!

    Cons

    No "senior" titles available so little to no option to get promoted internally. Lots of turnover w younger generation bc they can get promoted and make more money elsewhere

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and promote associates who do their jobs well. Not just once a yr when someone hits 5yr or 10yr mark.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Marketing department is lost"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Potentially helping those who help cancer patients.

    Cons

    For marketing department only: reactive, paranoid leadership, excessive spending, high turnover. A lot of busy work is asked of staff that is never employed. No autonomy. New ideas are not welcome -- including new technology implementation.

    Advice to Management

    Marketing leadership is a liability for your organization and a lawsuit waiting to happen.


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