API (American Petroleum Institute)

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API (American Petroleum Institute) Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
5 Reviews
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5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great opportunity in an office full of qualified professionals.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at API (American Petroleum Institute) as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent management team and flexibility of work hours for an intern. Warm and welcoming office environment, in which everyone was dedicated to the timely completion of tasks.

    Cons

    The only down-side was the computer and work space provided. It was very small, and the desktop was very outdated, making some aspects of my responsibilities difficult.

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    Great organization.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at API (American Petroleum Institute) full-time

    Pros

    Attracts and employs top talent. Prospective employees couldn't find a better industry to be a part of at the moment.

    Cons

    Lacks cohesive, collaborative culture. As such, employees lose, or never attain, the sense of being a part of the business purpose of the organization.

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    Great people to work with.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at API (American Petroleum Institute)

    Pros

    Everyone is very open to talking about current projects and open for you to get involved in it if you are interested.

    Cons

    New positions don't open up very often.

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    Solid Corporate Structure and Compensation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at API (American Petroleum Institute) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Structured corporation with wonderful benefits, opportunity for advancement, and overall work experience.

    Cons

    API has a strict 35 Hour work week. The compensation is fair but if you are wanting to earn more money and work more hours, this is not the company for you.

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    Great atmosphere, comfortable.

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    Current Employee - Technical Editor  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Technical Editor in Washington, DC

    I have been working at API (American Petroleum Institute)

    Pros

    Very comfortable place to be, great benefits, for many employees a 35 hour work week. The turnover is low and people are generally very happy here. The benefits are great, with 75% tuition reimbursement, lax leave policies, 5% 401k match, and bonuses. We also have a pension that you will be vested in after 5 years of service, which is a pretty rare thing these days. The work you do here is generally very appreciated.

    Also, the work can be pretty exciting, depending on what you do. Its interesting to be involved in a number of the facets of energy policy.

    Cons

    The different functions of the organization make for a disjointed cluster of departments and specialities. This makes advancement and career development somewhat awkward. This is a good place to end your career or a place to work while API pays for school, not a place for growth. Some department are an absolute dead-end.

    Also, some people may have a political/moral issue with working at API. As a conservative-leaning person, I've always drank the cool-aid and have felt a certain satisfaction in working for the industry. More liberal leaning people may have more of an issue with that. Either way, get ready for political arguments with friends and family.

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    I would say that senior management needs to put more emphasis on communication with all employees.

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