100% of the CEO
I worked at AOPA full-time
Pros – Good working environment, mission based and focused on best interests of members
Cons – Tendency towards stagnation by focusing on what has been known to work in the past; limited appetite for true out of the box thinking.
Advice to Senior Management – Focus on long term engagement of members using innovative ground-up programs, versus running everything centrally from the headquarters
2013-01-01 15:37 PST
I have been working at AOPA full-time for more than 3 years
Pros – Great benefits- good balance between aviation-passionate personnel who wholeheartedly support & push for GA programs and locals who provide solid admin. The CEO, Fuller, has been a tremendous asset to GA and obviously truly cares about the mission- though morale is low knowing he's leaving soon.
Cons – In complete agreement w/other poster about promotions; those who go above & beyond are equalized regardless of experience or superiority in knowledge and responsibility- except pretty little blondes, brown-nosers and those who hang-out in the 'smokers corner' with the 'boss down in the corner' quickly figure out how to play this guy, but will still only get so far before they are clamoring to get out of his department or leave altogether.
Advice to Senior Management – Members are dropping out because when they call seeking assistance with highly trained technicians- they're constantly getting newbies in training or temps instead of seasoned veterans, or techs with low morale who have lost their enthusiasm due to the petty politics that is rampant- this department has consistently seen the highest turnover- please have a REAL discussion without the threat of repercussion with the team there, and make the change that matters most to the Members and employees, not one VP.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-05-01 06:03 PDT
I have been working at AOPA
Pros – It is great being around like-minded people who love aviation where we can all make a difference in promoting general aviation nationwide.
Cons – AOPA is putting forth a lot of effort in various areas to keep general aviation flying, but it can be frustrating that we have to keep battling with outside forces who are trying to limit general aviation activities.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2012-05-18 07:40 PDT
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I have been working at AOPA
Pros – AOPA offers an excellent benefits package. Medical, Vision, Dental, 401K match of 100% up to first 6.5% and over $3,000 annually for flying proficiency. Plenty of vacation time, holidays off, company picnics, gym membership reimbursement, etc.
Cons – Promotions are awarded to "favorite" employees and cannot be earned. Your success depends on how how much brown nosing you do. No clear path for advancement. In the Tech Specialist department, favorites are promoted to Senior Specialist and given a 10% plus raise for doing the exact same job. Management cannot (will not) detail how to get promoted. They explicitly state that the promotion is subjective.
Advice to Senior Management – Talented workers are leaving AOPA because there is no way to advance unless your are a "favorite." Multiple pay scales for the same position breed distrust and anger among employees, especially when management cannot define how one gets promoted.
2009-10-14 21:43 PDT
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