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"AACC: Look Elsewhere"

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Current Employee - Senior Editor in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Senior Editor in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

The benefits aren't bad. That's the only reason to work there--particularly one department with turnover that is beyond anything you could imagine, because of the very unpleasant manager. Also, be sure that the business of clinical laboratory news is something you are truly interested in. But nothing is worth having a vindictive, inscrutable, incompetent manager who makes you hate waking up in the morning. I very much regret taking the position, and the same is true of most people who have held the job.

Cons

Like having errors inserted in your writing? Like being talked to like a schoolchild? Or hearing racist terms? Being constantly second-guessed and blamed for things you didn't do? Then by all means, work for this particular department of AACC. There is huge turnover in this certain department, which produces a certain newsletter. We're talking exactly 15 people in two positions in 10 years (four just in 2008). Managers at AACC are treated like federal employees--to be kept on no matter the misbehavior. Other employees, however--both exempt and non-exempt--are treated as expendable. And HR always takes the side of the manager, no matter what evidence there is of mismanagement and unprofessionalism on her or his part.

Advice to Management

Remove managers whose turnover in their departments is unduly high, who have a history of making inappropriate comments, or whose publication shows a pattern of revenue loss.

Other Employee Reviews for American Association for Clinical Chemistry

  1. "Great Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Association for Clinical Chemistry full-time

    Pros

    CEO has an open-door policy where staff can talk, share ideas, and feel like a true part of the team.

    Cons

    Nothing to add. Life is good here.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoy working at AACC and feel like I am valued as part of a engaged professional team all working towards a common goal --qualities that are important to me. Keep up what you're doing. Thank you.


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    "AACC - A Place for Excellence"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at American Association for Clinical Chemistry full-time

    Pros

    AACC is full of hardworking staff who care deeply about science in general and laboratory medicine in particular. It is an environment where innovation and new ideas are valued, and where the goal from the top down is truly to help members bring better health to patients across the globe.

    As other commenters have noted, AACC has seen change over the past few years. Change is vital for organizations to thrive and grow and AACC's management has worked to ensure that staff clearly understands organizational goals and how the goals relate to the overall mission of the association. Many staff have had the opportunity to grow professionally in this environment. Others have not been as eager to make the changes needed with organizational changes and this has resulted in a disconnect between what some think is their due and the current organizational ethos of excellence. In my experience, management is very open to hearing from all staff and helping staff to grow and achieve their own professional goals and those of the organization.

    Excellent benefits and generous leave policy.

    Cons

    Any time of transition is difficult, but I think AACC is coming out of the other side of it now.

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