Academy for Educational Development

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Extreme corruption, serious violations of government regulations, manipulated finance reports, much misuse of funds.

Senior Finance Manager (Former Employee) Washington, DC

ProsI wonderful mission, many good employees who were not given the opportunity to share their knowledge. Solid reputation and great potential to make a difference in the world.

ConsCurrupt Human Resources, serious violations of funds expenditures, very high hidden bonus to management, manipulation of budget structiures in several bids, Manipulated reports to USAID regularly on project expenditures. Senior manager taking positions overseas but still receiving the same high salary as Senior VP plus expat benefits.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop the corruption. Internal politics. Allow finance managers to perform their jobs according to Federal regulations. Stop manipulation of overhead in order to win contracts from multilateral organizations and foundations.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I now know what its like to live as a serf in the days of old....

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    I have been working at Academy for Educational Development


    Pros: If you are in a good position, you can pursue your own projects and funding. Lots of… Cons: The competitive environment between centers inhibits collaboration and lowers the quality of work we are able to do. Senior management are only interested in new business… Advice to Senior Management: Open and use your ears. Create a 360 degree assessment process. Destroy the culture of self-censorship Create policies that will punish internal competition and rewards collaboration Live… More
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    A dream job turned disaster

    Technical Manager (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    I worked at Academy for Educational Development


    Pros: Benefits are OK, and the educational development benefit is useful;… Cons: Overall chaos and disorganization prevailed at AED even prior to their being banned from receiving further USAID funding. After that, even worse conditions developed. Payment… Advice to Senior Management: Hire managers who do not see their relationship to employees as an adversarial one. Get better contract writers; contract terms were unclear and unreasonable… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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