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Great place to work
Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 18, 2017
Productive environment. Family like atmosphere. People willing to help/assist you to be successful. Allowed flexible hours to minimize commuting headaches.
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face paced and evolving organization
Manager of Conferences (Former Employee) –  Washington City, DCOctober 12, 2017
Exciting and great organization with great flexibility with work hours. excellent benefits. Hardest part of the job was the lack of resources available to the team.
Pros
never a dull moment
Cons
minimal room for advancement
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SAACS is good for students
Member (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 6, 2017
The Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society at Georgia Tech is an excellent club for anyone interested in chemistry, especially chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, and pre-med students.
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Fairly good
Patent Editor, Chemical Abstracts Service (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHSeptember 4, 2017
It is an organization which is strongly inclined to knowledge and information technologies at an early stage, creating pay-per-hour database of patent technologies in academic journals and the like published from all of the world. All workers are science and engineering professionals and encouraging each other for further studies and exploration of extensive knowledge. In addition, the main building is located next to Ohio State University and right by the Scieoto River in beautiful Columbus, Ohio.
Pros
Serene and pure people
Cons
worked in a cubicle
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Average place
Data Science Intern (Former Employee) –  Washington City, DCAugust 8, 2017
People are good but technologies used here are not up to date. That is the major disadvantage.
Work life balance is good.
Benefits no idea.
Job security also good I believe.
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Non-profit
Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 29, 2017
DId mostly Perl and Java. I learned about search engines. Workplace culture was excellent. Limited bureaucracy. Matrix management proved a challenge the team was doubling .
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Great work environment with plenty of room for growth within the company.
Billing Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 27, 2017
Great work environment with plenty of room for growth within the company. great benefit. awesome holiday parties. safe/fun please to work. everyone is friendly
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Great place to work (if you are ok with not making money)
Associate Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHJuly 12, 2017
I love the commitment to improvement and to change from the top down. The leadership and management I have worked with have always looked at themselves first before asking others to make any change, which is a rare but powerful quality. It makes the work environment so much better and sets an example for everyone to follow.
Pros
Great benefits, good coworkers and management, great work environment
Cons
It does not pay much and there are few advancement opportunities
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Great club involvement and community outreach opportunities
Member (Former Employee) –  FloridaJune 17, 2017
The meetings were fun and full of chemistry students who loved to serve their community. The obligations were manageable and I loved to coordinate and participate in the outreach.
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An organization with great potential
Senior Membership Associate (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 31, 2017
ACS has a lot of very intelligent and dedicated staff. It's unfortunate due to the politics of volunteer governance and unmotivated management that the organization's full potential will never be realized. It's a great place to work if you're looking for work-life balance and predictability. With the organization having a lot of resources, there's always money to hire vendors or expertise not on staff.
Pros
A lot of free food, good work life balance
Cons
Management is not motivated to innovate
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Very Family Oriented..Enjoyed working there
Lead Program Associate (Former Employee) –  Washington City, DCApril 27, 2017
The workplace/department I worked for was faced paced only seasonal, which was during our two National Meetings per year. The position I was in required Administrative duties that were not advanced enough for my career growth. The department had changes twice during the change of CEO of the company. Which made my position a little challenging to fit with the revisions within the department. The most enjoyable part of the job, is when we receive free lunches and celebrating Admin's Day also when a "new" job assignment was given to enhance my objectives.
Pros
Excellent benefits package
Cons
No room for growth within your current department
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Chemical Outreaches
Vice President of the UMW Student (Former Employee) –  Fredericksburg, VAApril 18, 2017
It was a school club.
Support for innovation, science education, and environmentally- and socially-responsible public policy. Through the empowerment of a diverse and inclusive membership and promoting innovation and advancement in the chemical sciences.
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I do not want to write a review
Lead Digital Production Associate (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCApril 14, 2017
This position is ideal for someone who has experience at the assistant level with exposure to membership service or customer service, and who sincerely enjoys working directly with members to answer questions and solve problems
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Staff great to work with. Some management poor and not open to new ideas.
Senior Science Communications Officer (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 14, 2017
Management rigid and not open to change. Some managers unfair to employees. There needs to be much more give-and-take among staff and managers.
Pros
Good benefits, nice staff
Cons
Some management not responsive to staff needs.
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yea
Member (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLDecember 21, 2016
Meetings very often
Nice lectures
Provided great learning resources
Great networking opportunity
Conferences are very impactful
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Decent honest work
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toledo, OHDecember 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
Pros
happy place
Cons
when chemical accidents happen
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Productive, Fun
Editorial Assistant (part-time) (Current Employee) –  Saint Louis, MONovember 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.
Pros
Get to work from home
Cons
No benefits, part-time position
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ACS is a great stepping stone for other careers
Assistant Director, Membership (Former Employee) –  Washington City, DCNovember 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.
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Great place to work
Employee (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 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.
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Great place to work/ Great flexibility
Department Assistant (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 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.
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