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"The company itself is good! It's management that ruins the experience."

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northfield, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northfield, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at College of American Pathologists full-time

Pros

Great benefits. HR does good job showing employees are appreciated, however management quickly erases any appreciation the company shows their employees. Great pay, work/life balance, ok vacation and holiday time off, yearly bonus if you don't get a bad review, they let some staff work from home. Great 401k matching and additional contribution at end of year.

Cons

Your manager can make or break you, and varies depending on what dept you end up in. Inconsistant perks from dept to dept. No to little opportunity for advancement either. Employees sit in same job with no promotions for years or title increase. Lots of new hires are relatives and friends of employees are not qualified for jobs. Management is hired or moved in place because of senority or a friend recommendation and have no business managing people. Words such as bipolar, crazy, moody are used to describe mgmt. Very little system support, creates a lot of manual work. The company does not accept change well and they like to do things like they've also done them. Discouraged from thinking outside the box. Managers can be demeaning and bullies. Takes a long time to be vested in benefits listed above.

Advice to Management

Weed out your bad management, it causes low employee morale. People walk around the company like they hate their jobs and hate being there. Senority doesn't always make a good manager. Employees don't feel appreciated or respected.

Other Employee Reviews for College of American Pathologists

  1. Helpful (1)

    "An Organization with a strong mission!"

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

    I have been working at College of American Pathologists full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Established organization that drives change and growth

    Cons

    No negative remarks to share

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build innovative thinkers and go getters to continue the good work


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Cutting edge at a breakneck speed"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Northfield, IL
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Northfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at College of American Pathologists full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Several year ago the company started migrating all legacy applications to a single platform. Cutting edge technology is more a norm now than an exception. If you are a software developer and looking for an opportunity to pick up new skills and significantly enhance your resume, College will meet and exceed your expectations. But be prepared to work hard.

    Cons

    There are a lot of initiatives, especially in the IT area. But often it feels like more people are needed to sustain a breakneck speed the company tries to maintain. Work-life balance often takes a back seat to achieving aggressive goals.

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