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"Interesting work, intelligent co-workers"

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

I have been working at American Society for Clinical Pathology (Less than a year)

Pros

Our department/unit is highly collaborative and our director is open and responsive to input. Work/life balance stronger than most organizations; co-workers are generally very supportive of each other... I think the work is interesting and I buy in to the organization's overall mission.

Cons

Under-developed central structure; feel that there aren't enough company-wide processes and there is a bit of a 'silo' effect. Morale seems uneven/ middling, but not sure why as I've been here less than a year.

Advice to Management

Work flow processes need to be updated for greater efficiency; greater investment in hardware, IT personnel

Other Employee Reviews for American Society for Clinical Pathology

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Started great, last few years were awful"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Society for Clinical Pathology full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some work life balance, and opportunity to work at a company with a good mission

    Cons

    Many departments and/or individuals don't get to experience the work-life balance that the company intends to support, because there is a serious problem with some employees having to take on a high work load since there isn't a strong commitment to cross training and employees that should be taking time to learn key knowledge are not held accountable.

    Some of the individuals sharing reviews mention they have had opportunity to advance. I can tell you from experience that there isn't a support system for them, or a consistent process to determine how/whether an individual is ready to move into their next role. It is simply guess work, and who is popular for the moment.

    The performance evaluation process is awful, subjective and does little to nothing to guide proper dialogue between management and employees.

    Advice to Management

    There need to be some well-known and commonly accessible processes for determining whether someone is ready for promotion, providing support and training throughout the process.

    There needs to be regular feedback during the year for employees, not an "performance review" ambush once a year that is offensive and confusing.

    Finally, cross training and employee accountability across each department is something that needs to have real commitment. Team work isn't just a fun phrase. Employees need to have the base knowledge and go to necessary training sessions when needed, rather than expecting internal staff to train green staff members "from scratch", that's team work.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "ASCP provides a strong spirit of "Social Responsibility" to it's members & "Work-Life Balance" to it's employees."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Society for Clinical Pathology full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have worked for ASCP as an outside consultant for over 8 years, and honored to be offered a full-time position this past July. There has always been a strong sense of respect for each other, creating a culture that promotes work-life balance.

    Cons

    As a not-for-profit, it is sometimes challenging to compete with corporations and salary expectations, however, ASCP provides a great benefit package and healthy culture.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on work-life balance for your employees and support of their professional growth, because when people know you care, they give you their all. This is why people leave ASCP and want to come back!

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