American Bankers Association Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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  1. Decent Place to Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at American Bankers Association

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generous benefits, diverse staff, award-winning location in DC's Golden Triangle, never bored

    Cons

    As with any large organization, politics and employee engagement are issues

    Advice to Management

    Let management run their departments rather than calling in outside experts first.


  2. Ups and downs

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Bankers Association full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good systems in place for employees, good benefits and salaries

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucratic silos. It also really depends what part of the organization you work for whether is it good or not.

    Advice to Management

    Need to offer more work life balance - more flex time and telecommuting options. Need to offer more family friendly options for employees.


  3. Caveat Empor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Bankers Association full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, ok work/life balance

    Cons

    There is a YAWNING gulf between upper management and everyone else with respect to salaries, communication and professional respect. Very top heavy, Vice President leaden association.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that any organization can run for a good while without all the bosses but not for five minutes without the pee-ons.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Stodgy management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Public Relations in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director, Public Relations in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Bankers Association full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Access to key financial issues of the day, experienced former treasury officials, influence public policy.

    Cons

    Old guard management, slow to change, resistant to new thinking, salary less than private sector comparables, not much opportunity for advancement


  6. Excellent Employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at American Bankers Association full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation, positive work-life balance, senior management looks for ways to improve the quality of employees' professional and personal lives.

    Cons

    Each group within the Association is in their own silo, which can cause friction at times.


  7. a wonderful place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Bankers Association

    Pros

    I loved everything about my job

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say


  8. Helpful (1)

    Culture and Morale on the Downward Slope

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Bankers Association full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Location, health benefit, coworkers, physical office environment

    Cons

    NO upward mobility, OLD Executive management, many silos, salary average, annual increases minimal

    Advice to Management

    Remove penalty for leaving prior to full retirement to give the next gen a real opportunity. Address wide spread morale issues.


  9. Supportive; great learning experience; values work/life balance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Research Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Research Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Bankers Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a great culture and atmosphere at ABA, making it a pleasure to work there. Managers support staff who are willing to go the extra mile and propose new ideas. There are many on staff experts, which offers a great learning experience. ABA offers great work/life balance, generous benefits and 401k matching.

    Cons

    There are limited career paths. While they aim to make opportunities for the rising stars, employees often hit the limit of their career within a few years. Pay is lower to compensate for workdays that typically end at 5pm and rarely require weekend work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget that the supportive, respectful culture keeps employees at ABA. Disrupt that and you'll lose many good people to higher paying jobs.


  10. From Nice to Nasty

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Bankers Association full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Location, 401K, office space, staff, sick and annual leave, flex schedule

    Cons

    Top management are all old white guys. Chaos anything goes means nothing gets done or gets done right the first time. No opportunity for advancement. Slow to change. No understanding of tech. Very mid 20th century thinking

    Advice to Management

    Step aside and get new blood. Trust middle management to do their jobs. Stop following the loudest screaming exec.


  11. Fair

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at American Bankers Association

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you have a family or responsibilities and you need stability at work.

    Cons

    Lack of professional development for junior staff.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employees, develop talent



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