Academy for Educational Development

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    Large organization with so many different divisions and not a lot of communication/ movement between the.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Academy for Educational Development full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great location. Enthusiastic employees. Wonderful mission. Flexibility in work schedule. Very good benefits package. Lots of interesting groups.

    Cons

    Poor upper management. Difficult to move around within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Extreme corruption, serious violations of government regulations, manipulated finance reports, much misuse of funds.

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    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Academy for Educational Development

    Pros

    I wonderful mission, many good employees who were not given the opportunity to share their knowledge. Solid reputation and great potential to make a difference in the world.

    Cons

    Currupt Human Resources, serious violations of funds expenditures, very high hidden bonus to management, manipulation of budget structiures in several bids, Manipulated reports to USAID regularly on project expenditures. Senior manager taking positions overseas but still receiving the same high salary as Senior VP plus expat benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the corruption. Internal politics. Allow finance managers to perform their jobs according to Federal regulations. Stop manipulation of overhead in order to win contracts from multilateral organizations and foundations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Got what was coming

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Academy for Educational Development as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    A great location and admirable compensation

    Cons

    There was obvious pocket padding throughout the organization

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    AED: OK but needs work on internal systems and valuing diversity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Academy for Educational Development

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for learning and accessing information at the DC headquarters; a diverse collection of many talented and competent professionals; plenty of funding available with enormous potential to truly make a difference and implement quality programming.

    Cons

    Inefficient systems for the management of overseas projects make processes and approvals move slowly; overseas staff, including US Americans, treated as second-class citizens by headquarters. Although there are many US American minorities who are AED employees, very few of them are in senior management positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a management review and overhaul of the major systems, beginning with finance and grants systems to support overseas projects. Streamline decision-making and improve the balance of power between headquarters and field projects. Review salary compensation and decrease the large disparities between top management and management staff. Transform valuing workplace diversity talk into real action, assure that managers are not only trained in these policies but that they also comply.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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