AIPAC

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AIPAC Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
11 Reviews
3.9
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    excellent, mission-driven organization

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at AIPAC full-time

    Pros

    great environment with a family-like atmosphere; interaction with some of the best political minds in the country

    Cons

    glass ceiling for non senior management; the organization straddles a delicate political line that can be difficult to maintain while pursuing policy objectives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AIPAC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You really feel that you are a part of something important and worthwhile

    Cons

    DC main office is out of touch with regional offices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn more about the individuals in regional offices

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    An incredible experience, with great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at AIPAC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    AIPAC does an incredible job of keeping the staff well informed on current events effecting the Middle East and the U.S.-Israel Relationship. You learn a lot and get to meet fascinating people.

    Cons

    Having to remain bi-partisan can be challenging at times. Everyone is very respectful of everyone else's opinions, but sometimes it can be hard to keep your personal opinions to yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More vacation days!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great mission, lousy management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AIPAC full-time

    Pros

    pay is excellent, far better than most non profits.

    Cons

    little to no work/life balance. no nursing rooms for new moms. no flexible hours. forget seeing your family before bedtime. employees illegally prohibited from discussing salary. Lots of turn-over. "You're Fired" is the organizations favorite phrase. when a long term strategy crafted by senior management doesn't work, they go on a firing spree.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fulfilling work for an important mission, but not the best management.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AIPAC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - You really are making a difference for the U.S.-Israel relationship.
    - You work with smart people who are also passionate about this issue.
    - There are many opportunties to learn new skills.

    Cons

    - Colleagues can get a bit intense, especially around conference time.
    - People get promoted to be managers without the right managerial training. You really have to know how to manage up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the important work but remember to really train your employees, especially new ones who may not know as much, so they feel valued and want to stay long term.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    A great place to be involved in the pro-Israel movement

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at AIPAC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Work that matters
    - Great people

    Cons

    - Fundraising driven
    - Feel disconnected if not in DC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Process management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at AIPAC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very passionate individuals that are driven to succeed. Everybody is extremely smart and talented and there is generally a great work environment

    Cons

    Extremely political office qualities. Most of the time, your job is just putting out fires and dealing with disgruntled and usually old donors that get frustrated when trying to use technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate more on the process and long term plans

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Wroking at AIPAC

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Development Department in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Development Department in Washington, DC

    I have been working at AIPAC

    Pros

    Great retirement plan 10% of your salary and 100% vested in 5 years. All Jewish and Government holidays off.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth, not flexible.. no flex time or telecommuting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It will be great if the management made a effort to interact with all staff.

  10.  

    The most effective non-profit organization in the US

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leadership Management Director
    Current Employee - Leadership Management Director

    I have been working at AIPAC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Especially as a young professional, AIPAC sets the highest standards of internal organization, community outreach, communication, and fundraising. My level of professionalism, work ethic, and delivery has always stood out with other employers thanks to AIPAC's schooling and expectations.

    Cons

    Because the nature of regional office is to work closely with the local communities, the hours could be very taxing. It's particularly challenging for young mothers to work around the long hours, evenings and sometimes weekends, but from what I understand, AIPAC is now going above and beyond to be more accomodate and support women in senior positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The feedback and mentorship from AIPAC's senior staff is crucial to the long term growth and investment in the organization. However, with the busy schedules at AIPAC, t's easy to bypass this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    People are highly motivated and excited to work at AIPAC because they believe in it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AIPAC

    Pros

    *everyone cares about what AIPAC does
    *highly motivated and energetic staff
    *meaningful and relevant work done
    *inside look into current events
    *understanding/relaxed atmosphere
    *Jewish AND American holidays off

    Cons

    *stressful around events: they will consume your life then
    *very hierarchical: not allowed to speak out of turn, rock the boat, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to space out the events for your staff. The travel to DC, late nights for planning local events, and the intense conferences can really burn out your staff. A lot is done to ensure a good working life the rest of the year, why not keep that consistent year-round?

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