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Updated Jan 21, 2019

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39%
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37%
Approve of CEO
Russ Klein
18 Ratings
  1. "American Marketing Association"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Vice President, Communications in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at American Marketing Association part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great way to network -Ability to gain knowledge when pursuing careers

    Cons

    No cons, its a great way to be involved and network

    American Marketing Association2019-01-22
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Be careful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Marketing Association full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people with diverse backgrounds. Good opportunity for entry level people to gain basic experience. Casual dress code.

    Cons

    Very outdated ways of doing things, inexperienced leadership in many areas who don't communicate well. Pattern of hiring people then letting them go when they realize they didn't know what they needed. No innovation or creativity. Outdated organization in most areas, don't stay too long or you will fall behind.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of listening to members, and giving them what they actually want.

    American Marketing Association2019-01-10
  3. Helpful (1)

    "excellent"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at American Marketing Association part-time

      Pros

      Such great networking and learning opportunities!

      Cons

      There are none that I can think of.

      Advice to Management

      Nothing!

      American Marketing Association2018-05-01
    • Helpful (6)

      "Excellent place to grow and thrive!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at American Marketing Association full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      * Dynamic vision for future and growth of the organization in light of the changing industry and marketing practices * Incredible offices conveniently located in Loop with amazing views * Passionate CEO who is actively engaged in the organization and supporting the entire team * Diverse group of employees with healthy distribution of employee length of service * Opportunities to be rewarded for successes throughout...

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      Cons

      Standard cons for any organization: * Dealing with change isn't always easy for long-term team members * New team members sometimes are short-sighted in how they promote new ideas and disregard organizational culture * Quarterly goal setting/review process can be somewhat tedious

      Advice to Management

      Push team members to be flexible and open to new ideas, but don't disregard all advice from people who have been around for quite some time.

      American Marketing Association2018-04-10
    • "Best Marketing Organization to be part of"

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      Current Employee - Past President in Phoenix, AZ
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at American Marketing Association part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      New leadership with Russ Klein. He is fantastic!

      Cons

      Wish there was more consistency with systems and tools among the local chapters - with so many chapters AMA National Office could negotiate great pricing

      American Marketing Association2018-02-20

      American Marketing Association Response

      March 15, 2018HR Director

      Thank you for being a member of the American Marketing Association (AMA)! We are grateful for your volunteer efforts and are so glad to hear you have had such a great experience. Because you weren't directly employed with us here at the AMA Support Center located in Chicago, Illinois, ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "Excellent Organization"

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      Former Employee - Treasurer in Kalamazoo, MI
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at American Marketing Association part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Amazing opportunity to meet other professionals. Take leadership roles within your AMA chapter. Speakers are always great and responsive.

      Cons

      No cons that I can think of.

      Advice to Management

      Maybe more meet and greets with other AMA affiliates.

      American Marketing Association2017-12-22

      American Marketing Association Response

      January 11, 2018HR Director

      Thank you for being a member of the American Marketing Association (AMA)! We are grateful for your volunteer efforts and are so glad to hear you have had such a great experience. Because you weren't directly employed with us here at the AMA Support Center located in Chicago, Illinois, ...

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    • Helpful (11)

      "Hard working but not a friendly environment"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at American Marketing Association full-time

      Pros

      It depends on which department you work in for there to be pros.

      Cons

      Most managers/directors don't speak to everyone on their team. Sometimes hierarchy is taken to the max and remaining staff feels the brunt of it (causing a low moral), and only certain employees get raises - most haven't received one in years. Plus the AMA doesn't promote from within.

      Advice to Management

      Promote from within - maybe this will build moral.

      American Marketing Association2017-07-22
    • Helpful (12)

      "Getting worse"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at American Marketing Association full-time

      Pros

      Great location near millennium park for summer. Office and people are nice for the most part. Content quality is improving.

      Cons

      Very poor senior leadership. Even recent hires and promotions don't seem to know what they are doing. No sign of experience or competency from some of the key teams other than in Operations who is helping to get things financially stable, all though partially through layoffs. Some people have been promoted to roles they have no knowledge of, and leadership is not fixing any of the issues that have only been amplified...

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      Advice to Management

      At some point you have to stop focusing on fake progress that doesn't impact our financial performance. When will anyone in C level be held accountable for the issues and poor performance. Only lower level people, or the many who have left in the last few months, get blamed. Stop pointing fingers and make a change. Prioritize projects that impact financials, not things like a chat bot.

      American Marketing Association2017-06-20

      American Marketing Association Response

      March 16, 2018Representative

      Thanks for taking the time to write a review on Glassdoor. Sorry to hear that you are not having a positive experience working at the AMA. It’s no secret that the AMA is a work in progress. Winston Churchill once famously quipped “Never, never, never, never quit.” That’s what ...

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    • Helpful (7)

      "Best place I've ever worked"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at American Marketing Association full-time

      Pros

      +Modern new office in the East Loop, lots of flexibility and room to collaborate, an open snack pantry, amazing views of Chicago, summer concerts and movies in Millennium Park, summer hours +Reasonable benefits that meet my needs and HR who cares about me and makes time for me +2 new leaders on the executive team – smart and getting things done +Invested CEO – I’ve never been in a meeting with him where he wasn’t tuned...

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      Cons

      -The strategic plan took on too much too soon and it caused some hardships that we are learning from -A few coworkers who care about the AMA, but don’t take the time to step back, listen, and understand before judging. The recent reviews on here are narrow... examples of some pockets of passive aggression that just isn’t helpful -Need ways to get work done more efficiently and technology to make it easier to stay on...

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      Advice to Management

      >Listen to employees >keep communicating >accountability - actually manage people and their work >Provide tools to get work done more efficiently

      American Marketing Association2017-04-21

      American Marketing Association Response

      March 16, 2018Representative

      First, I’m really pleased to hear of the positive feedback. It’s more affirmation from one of what is 89% of our staff who agrees or strongly agrees “the AMA is a place that inspires me to do my best work” according to our most recent quarterly internal survey. Of course we’d love ...

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    • Helpful (15)

      "Address the Issues"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at American Marketing Association full-time

      Pros

      Most staff are great to work with, and some managers are very supportive of individual employee growth and professional development. So many people have left that it's easy to work your way up in the company quickly to fill vacant leadership positions. Work/life balance: ability to work from home (although this isn't a blanket company policy, it's dictated by each department head), summer hours, volunteer time off,...

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      Cons

      Over half the staff has turned over in less than two years, the majority of which have left voluntarily. Yet management still keeps restructuring and letting people go. It's no wonder the company culture here is so negative - HR has no time to focus on anything except filling vacant positions.

      Advice to Management

      "Your trust is our top concern, so companies can't alter or remove reviews." Interesting how two reviews posted by actual employees in the past month have disappeared then. If you're going to remove anything, remove the member reviews. Stop ignoring what your employees are posting on here and whispering about around the office and publicly address the issues that are clearly present. Otherwise, you're going to keep...

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      American Marketing Association2017-03-31

      American Marketing Association Response

      April 18, 2017Representative

      Thank you for your post, as we do appreciate your candor and your pointing out some of the positives, as well as areas that you feel management needs to attend to. We want to have an upbeat culture where our employees love to be a part of our mission and organization; where they ...

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