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- "Benefits and perks are good." (in 4 reviews)
- 5.0Sept 13, 2021ManagerCurrent Employee
The workplace environment here is second to none. Staff is friendly, kind, encouraging, and even the top management want to hear your opinions. A true team playing organization.
The company could use better press. They do great work, but few people know about it.
- 3.0Sept 1, 2021Meeting ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearArlington, VA
Offered competitive pay and good benefits.
The environment was stuffy and not as flexible as previous work experiences. Definitely not my favorite workplace, but have had worse.
- 4.0Jun 11, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
The people at AAPS, including members, leaders, and staff are truly terrific and committed to the success of the organization. The benefits are fantastic and emphasis is placed on personal as well as professional development.
Advancement in the organization can be limited. Some resistance to outside ideas or reluctance to recognize trends that could impact the organization. Initiatives slowed down by risk-aversion and oversight.1
- 2.0Jan 26, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeArlington, VA
Benefits / Great location / Members (volunteers) make the organization great!
Old School management. A few poor toxic managers who lack leadership and creativity and aren't interested in new ideas are running the organization which is ironic in an industry rapidly changing. There is no surprise the membership and attendance at meetings is rapidly declining with the lack of marketing or membership intelligence. A new Executive Director has brought on some new thoughts but the "culture" is still lagging with laziness and lack of accountability. Time to look for a new job with an organization interested in giving what their members expecdt and deserve.2
- 2.0May 15, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 years
Some good employees, middle managers and & directors. Good location in Arlington. Free garage parking.
A few directors do not get along and this causes severe workflow backup and an us vs them mentality. A few employees are in positions that do not complement their skill set, especially in web development. Meetings department usually bullies the rest of the association into getting their way. Steady decline in membership causing severe cutbacks.3
- 4.0May 2, 2014ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsArlington, VA
The culture at AAPS is great, the current CEO is very supportive. Location is convenient, right across from Courthouse metro. FREE parking! New ideas are welcome, unlike other companies which follow the "it's always been done that way" mentality. Great coworkers A lot of tenure amongst employees, averaging 7-8 yrs...with some as high as 20+. Minimal micromanagement Fun Committee holds monthly events to increase staff camaraderie (Biggest Loser competition, Super Bowl, March Madness, Summer Picnic, Staff Appreciation month, Holiday party, etc).
Pay is adequate, but merit bonuses are incredibly paltry. Barely keeping up with cost of living. After first year you receive a "bonus" which might cover a cable bill for 2-3 months, at best. Despite cutting expenses from budget for important things like professional development, upper management still receives several thousand dollar bonuses. It would be nice to keep some of the benefits that keep staff happy instead of continuing to hold a leadership retreat for directors and EC which is a glorified team building meeting but in a resort location. The retreat can be just as effective on a down-scaled budget. Very inconsistent methodology on who should get offices vs. cubes. Some admins/specialists are in closed door offices but then managers are in cubicles. Losing membership due to offering attendees the same old same old annual meeting. Unless in sales, appraisals are expected to only reach Meets Expectations vs Exceeds, which results in the how the percentage for the minimal 4% "merit" is calculated. I was promoted within 18 months, but now after 2+ years in the new position, there is no more room for growth.3
- 5.0Sept 30, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsArlington, VA
A transparent management culture, a large number of staff members who collaborate professionally, effectively, and respectfully, excellent volunteer member leaders, very effective division between volunteer leadership responsibilities and staff responsibilities, a new strategic plan poised to focus efforts over multiple years, supportive work environment that encourages growth, a Fun Committee
Has relied on meetings revenue too much for too long, needs revenue diversification, a few staff members don't pull their share of the weight.
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AAPS has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 16 reviews left anonymously by employees. 54% of employees would recommend working at AAPS to a friend and 45% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
54% of AAPS employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated AAPS 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.