Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Toledo, OH – December 4, 2016
A typical day at work is usually not labor intensive, but requires use of your head instead. The most enjoyable part was actually understanding what you were doing and build upon that. The management was simple. Show up and keep careful tabs and records of your research. That was probably the hardest part, keeping note of everything because it really could have an impact when other people repeat the experiments. Co-workers were fantastic, they helped me understand what I needed to do and were always willing to answer any of my questions. This was under the ACS Project SEED
Assistant Director, Membership (Former Employee) – Washington City, DC – November 3, 2016
American Chemical Society offers impressive and respected journals. They are both a publishing organization (CAS) and a membership organization. Unfortunately, their attempts to cultivate an engaged and supportive dues paying membership base has failed. The culture and management for the membership division has been detrimental to the overall goals and objectives of the larger enterprise. There is little hope that it can turn around as the organization cannot even effectively articulate their own value proposition. It looks as if they are struggling to change but it comes too late, after the damage has been done. Talented people move on, hastily.
Editorial Assistant (part-time) (Current Employee) – Saint Louis, MO – November 21, 2016
Constant communication with authors and reviewers. Management friendly, always there to assist when needed, via telephone and e-mail. The best part of the job is working from home, hardest part is not being able to see co-workers more often.
Department Assistant (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – September 12, 2016
I love it here. The employees are nice. Management is understanding and approachable. The hardest part is remembering that technical responsibilities go hand in hand with the fun and exciting work too.
Employee (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – October 6, 2016
Good company for starting out your career. The people here are great! They offer good benefits and a work/life balance. The job security is great but with that being said promotions/advancement are rare.
Student (Former Employee) – California – July 8, 2016
I didn't work for them specifically but through my research I brought new light to science. It was fun receiving letters through American Chemical Society. I got to read up and the newest research in science
Marketing Manager (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – February 23, 2014
There is not a typical day at work which is a great thing. You learn something new all the time and each day brings new challenges. I work with some smart co-workers who think outside the box.
The hardest part of the job is getting management to embrace new ideas and innovation. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with the Managing Editors and Editors to create new campaigns to promote the Journals. I also enjoy the relationship with my co-workers.
Only work here if you thrive on bureaucratic academia
Web content editor (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – January 3, 2012
I was hired to be a so-called "Web content editor," but the job was really little more than word-processing using HTML. The workplace culture kept everyone in their own little silos, with little interaction among others. If you like isolation, this is the place for you. In addition, there was an overabundance of very self-important people and they really let you know it. Credentials mattered far more than competence, and it was the credentials that would advance you, not your competence.
Senior Program Associate (Former Employee) – New Business Development Department – February 23, 2012
The board has a narrow focus. Organization is hindered by the slow adoption of new technology. Acquisition and development occurs throughout the organization without a development team except for IT Aquisitions. Many high level employees feel that the administration staff has limited capability. Advancement has barriers such as "chemical degree required." There is no avenues to train staff to become managers.
Project SEED Student (II) (Former Employee) – Stockton, CA – October 9, 2012
Though chemistry is happening every second of the day, it's always interesting to slow down and break the process down to understand wha exactly is going on. This summer program helped me understand the importance of reducing global warming by trying to reduce greenhouse effect by trying to break C-F bonds and form C-C ad C-H bonds. I created a report about C-F bonds and prepared a 12 minute powerpoint presentation at the end of the summer.
exposure to careers that involve chemistry
some chemicals are harmful but they ensure that we are safe