Americas Society/Council of the Americas
3.5 of 5 4 reviews
www.as-coa.org New York, NY 16 to 50 Employees

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Updated Feb 10, 2014

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    Great place to work after college

    (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood stepping stone, amazing benefits and 401k. Summer Fridays during the month of August.

    ConsThe salaries are meager and there are some very shady characters and situations -e.g. most of the funds and attention go to the policy department instead to the cultural programs. Also since this is a very small office there are very small possibilities of growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is no actual HR department which unfortunately allows certain situations to go unresolved (like verbally abusive bosses). There should be annual reviews (never did one while I was there).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Intensive internship with a lot of opportunities.

    Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThis is a great organization to intern out if you are looking for dynamic events and interactions with interesting people. The culture events and the gallery are definitely a perk.

    ConsThere is no HR department so it's not necessarily easy to keep track of satisfaction and progress or to have an ombudsman when conflict arises.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to the lower-level staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sort of a dead end, but great people

    Program Associate (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsVery friendly staff and overall, a friendly office.

    ConsThere isn't much growth within the organization and in general it is a dead end. The President of the organization can be quite nasty to people and at times verbally abusive. Thankfully, not everyone has to endure her.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe inclusive within the organization, you never know who has a good idea or relevant experience. Enough of the cliques.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to gain experience and grow

    Manager (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsAS/COA is a small-sized organization with a wide reach. The org does a lot of very interesting, very high-level work. This allows people starting out in their careers the opportunity to gain excellent experience and responsibilities that would be harder to achieve in larger organizations. Though because it is smaller it's easy to get overworked. Also, there is only a de facto HR department so employee growth and management can be haphazard. Possibilities for promotion are good up to the mid-management level, then become a little harder to achieve due to less positions being available.

    Overall, the organization does very interesting work and really is one of the foremost Latin American policy institutes in the U.S.. Working there goves you great experience and access, but can get a little difficult sometimes.

    ConsNo HR department so very hard to implement institutional-wide best practices and monitor employee satisfaction and progress. Bureaucracy can be hard to budge there, and there are wide discrepancies in staff abilities. Some very excellent staff, some staff coasting through.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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