Slow to change, significant culture problems, excellent compensation
Information Analyst (Current Employee) – Columbus, OH – September 19, 2017
CAS is currently undergoing significant changes in work and goals, and this comes with significant pains. Much of the work there has been done the same way since the company's founding and they have not kept up well with modern developments. This has led to a clash between the long-term employees and management and the new. Understanding between the two groups and between management and employees is poor, although everyone does appear to have the company's health in mind, even if they do not understand what to fix or how to fix it.
Compensation and benefits are among the best to be found in Columbus. Information Analyst work (most of the employees) is demanding in volume but highly repetitive and unstimulating to an extreme.
modernizing campus, free parking, good cafe, great comp. and benefits
poor culture, low morale, disconnect b/n management and employees
My job is pretty diverse. Even though I am an Admin...I rarely do admin work. I get to work in all areas of finance which helps me to better understand the tasks giving to me by each one of my managers.
Technology (Current Employee) – Columbus, OH – August 15, 2017
There are positives depending on which area you work in and to whom you report. Really poor management in Technology and organization's culture is not very good. They are trying to improve the culture, but managers seem delusional about the level of success they are achieving in some areas. Many of the best people (skills and personality) have left in the past two years. The company is very deficient in processes. They are trying to evolve from complete chaos into something productive. It's working to some extent, but not worth hanging around for.
Walking track, more laid back than most corporate cultures, good cafeteria.
Data Entry Specialist (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – December 9, 2016
Worked 2nd shift during most of my time at Chemical Abstracts. I would input data from chemist for the purpose of publishing research for the worlds leader in chemical information. This was done in the form of dictation, nomenclature and abstracts.
Listening to Picnic with the Pops for free and during my lunch hour. My own private concert.
Manager (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – April 8, 2016
Antiquated management with a crack-the-whip, nose to the grindstone attitude. There is the expectation that you will work many hours outside of normal work hours. If you question the request or balk, you will be told that you can be replaced. That part I really dislike. There is a certain disregard for the fact that one is a human being.
I was glad to leave. Toward the end, it was more than I could handle. If I were looking at companies, I would be very weary of starting here. The environment may look attractive but the reality of working at CAS is far starker and less pleasant.
Contractor (Current Employee) – Columbus – January 18, 2015
This is a different company to work for, most of the workers are long time contractors extending approx 6 years with little or no hope to being hired on full time. The company is generally laid back and moves slowly. Contractors are not included in most company wide news/meetings/parties.
I work with 15 professional analyst researching and analyzing chemcial patent data, and at times we may work on database projects to upgrade existing service. Two to three days a week we may process over 2,000+ patents per analyst. I maintain 4 different quality reports and submit reports to management. My strengths are in problem-solving and trouble-shooting.
Elder friendly work environment. Oldest person in dept is 85 years of age.
A place with a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence.
Staff scientific information analyst (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – January 3, 2012
The people at CAS seemed to be quite competent in their respective work fields, and willing to help. The company has a solid vision for abstracting chemical patents that is beneficial to society at large. The expectations of the management could have been made clearer from the start, however.