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Updated November 25, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great experience but you must play the politics!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Association For Supervision & Curriculum Development full-time

    Pros

    Some of the most talented people work at ASCD. Benefits are great. If you have the right supervisor you can really grow horizontally but not vertically.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to advance and trying to prove that you deserve a promotion is extremely difficult. Upper management doesn't get along very well. It appears that they care more about the building than the employees in it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Sinking Ship, get a life vest and JUMP!!! For those looking, stay on solid ground.....

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Association For Supervision & Curriculum Development full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, free parking, nice location within Alexandria, VA near Mark Center

    Cons

    The culture of this company is very toxic. Their is no room for growth and good job performance is only rewarded if you are part of the "in crowd" and that's usually within long term upper management. Benefits are being cut and no pay increases this past year and more likely the same for next year. Gossip is prevalent but also the only means of getting information because company-wide communication is lacking. Collaboration between units is impossible. Decisions are slow or never made and the company is on the verge of near bankruptcy (I'm giving it 2 -3 years). Want proof, go online and check their annual report (Under "About Us" section). Among all the flashiness of the report, you will uncover a negative trend over the past 4-5 years. Layoffs are going to happen continuously into the next year and this is for a company with less than 200 employees. All the signs of a troubled company trying to survive in an ever changing market lacking the skills necessary to keep in line with their competitors. If you are looking for a job here, think again. If you still work here, consider all the signs and leave with dignity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Morale is low, consider showing respect to your employees and show more transparency. Think about current trends and staying in line with competitors, the company is so behind in terms of lean processes, technology, innovation, and collaboration....contradictory to their core values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Getting worse by the week

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

    I have been working at Association For Supervision & Curriculum Development full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Telework option
    Free parking or shuttle from Metro
    Friendly lower-level staff

    Cons

    Lots of turnover
    Low salaries, even for a nonprofit
    Nonexistent merit raises
    Too many at upper management who have no interest in cultivating junior staff
    Management exhorts staff to "change" and "revolutionize" with no indication of the direction they want to go
    Claims low budget, but hires directors like crazy
    Rumor city

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with plans, directions, and goals
    Raise salaries, even a little
    Show some interest in junior staff, something that makes them feel like work is valued

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Not a place to build a career

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Association For Supervision & Curriculum Development

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Paid Parking
    Good work and life balance
    Competitive salaries
    Seem to be willing to invest in employee (if they are liked)

    Cons

    Lack of clear business focus from senior management
    No advancement potential
    Shady firing practices
    Little innovation
    Rumor-mill environment
    Terrible office environment with 90% cubicles
    Management top heavy for a small not profit
    Highly political environment for such a small not for profit organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create advance opportunities when defining positions
    Be more goal-oriented and set-up clear objectives
    Communicate better--don't just pay lip service

  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Not a Place I Would Recommend

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Association For Supervision & Curriculum Development

    Pros

    Good location - shuttle service provided to/from Metro
    Excellent work/life balance & benefits package
    Highly respected organization

    Cons

    Change-averse & elderly senior management
    Over-reliance on institutionalized practices ("We do it that way b/c that's the way we've done it.")
    No opportunity for advancement
    Low salaries (typical for nonprofit industry, however)
    "Too lily-white" (by one senior manager's own admission)
    Talks diversity but seldom practices it (most of staff is white female)
    Passive-aggressive management styles
    Mostly populated by career educators with little to no actual business experience
    Progressive political outlook practically a requirement for employment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many managers in senior positions are entrenched "lifers" who are basically clock-punching before heading to Florida. Organization desperately needs to start walking the diversity talk it so regularly heralds in its publications. The flagship magazine has been elderly white female for well over a decade if not more; and the organization only hired its first minority editor a few years ago. Opportunities for advancement should be created to encourage younger staffers to remain with the organization vs. leaving to find work elsewhere after 2-3 years.; and the progressive political mindset needs to be re-examined since, unless you are an elderly woman with a Democratic leaning, there is not much of a place for you at this association.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    do not recommend

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

    I have been working at Association For Supervision & Curriculum Development

    Pros

    Free parking and a teleworking option

    Cons

    Too many upper managers with little to no business sense; not enough people who actually do the work. Basically, it's a for-profit business masquerading as a non-profit. They are so focused on the bottom line and increasing revenue that the company is losing focus on helping teachers. Why? Because teachers have no money to spend. I find it to be a really negative place to work. I can't wait to be in a position to quit and do something else.

    Doesn't Recommend

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