American Council on Education

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American Council on Education Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Can be a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Council on Education full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great, pay is good, front line staff are nice to work with

    Cons

    One misstep and you are done. Fear rules the day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lacks direction and morale

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at American Council on Education full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits Package, Lots of Paid Time Off, 35 hour work week, A Very Generous Employer Retirement Contribution, Great Location in Dupont Circle

    Cons

    A culture of fear pervades and people are always concerned about getting fired, I know a lot of coworkers don't keep any personal belongings in their office so it's easier to get up and go when and if you get canned. Not very collaborative and departments work in a vacuum. There are cliques among staff and a lot of back stabbing that goes on between staff. The strategic direction is unclear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with staff about decisions. Pay staff more equitably by position across the Council.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many ppl getting let go, moral very low

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

    I worked at American Council on Education as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some great ppl not in management positions, Location, Dupont Circle

    Cons

    Poor moral after reorg, no upward mobility

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Great staff, challenging times for the organization.

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    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Council on Education full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    ACE had a great many bright and capable employees. There was a great deal of expertise and some creativity apparent.

    Cons

    There were ongoing issues of information not crossing team and department boundaries well, resulting perhaps in missed opportunities for more effective work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to get folks out of silos.

    Recommends

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