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"Good solid non-profit"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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Pros

Great Benefits
Good collegiate atmosphere
Stable
Values good employees

Cons

Some managers need proper management training, job titles are very changeable and seem to change based on cronyism

Other Employee Reviews for The Optical Society

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Nice people, slow to impossible to change."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Great benefits
    You interact with nice people
    Great location
    IF you are in the right department, ample opportunity to move up
    Reasonable hours

    Cons

    VERY if not OVERLY political. Unless you are higher up in the food chain you don't really have a say. You could be the most competent person in the org on a topic, but unless your title carries weight your expertise will be be ignored and the opinion of someone who has no idea will win out. That could be the case everywhere, but I'm just not sure.

    Advice to Management

    Kill the authority complex and stop politicking all the time.


  2. "Strong association, leader in its field"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Good location
    - Good reputation in in its field
    - Financially healthy;
    - Intelligent people (both members and employees)
    - Opportunities to stand out if you're willing to take on special projects

    Cons

    For someone not used to working for a professional association, it can sometimes feel like there are lots of "bosses" and that job responsibilities and association objectives are at times fluid. All associations are like this to some extent, because they have to be flexible and responsive to the membership. Some people thrive in this environment, but it's not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    There are always things that can be improved on, but overall it's a well run organization.

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