American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Typical non-profit pay, atypical organization with a smart future

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I have been working at American Association for the Advancement of Science

Pros

Low stress, flexible vacation/personal time, great company outings, great coworkers, receptive management. Departmental cohesion means you are likely to make friends within days of joining AAAS. Casual Friday. Dedicated leaders.

Cons

Non-profit pay, no bonuses, slightly understaffed, some communication issues. Due to the nature of the organization, almost everyone is on a tight deadline. The work hard (little play) mentality is strong in this organization. Although we have a roof-top lunch area, few people ever use it. Almost everyone chooses to eat at their desk.

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Reward your employees and promote company loyalty. A competitive salary will help us sustain ourselves in this expensive city.

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    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at American Association for the Advancement of Science

    Pros

    Great modern office building and location in downtown Washington DC. Most employees have their own office with a great view of chinatown or the old post office. The location is only a block from metro center (metro station). The majority of the staff members are friendly and easy to work with. The company has great benefits: employee contribution 403(b) plan, 2 weeks paid vacation, holidays, and 2 extra holidays, flex plan, good health care options with low premiums, dental plan, transportation partially subsidized, and normaly a yearly bonus. The staff is mostly older, which can be good and bad for an organization. I would like to see some young staff be hired and get involved with the future of the organization.

    Cons

    Career advancement is tough. Not a lot of room to move around or up in the organization.

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    Working for AAAS - Science magazine

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

    I have been working at American Association for the Advancement of Science full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and friendly environment. Competitive benefits package, with lots of vacation and sick days. Covers about 50% of your commute costs (if you use the metro). Encourages continuing training/education, but not equally across departments. Work from home is an option. Flexible hours and great location.

    Cons

    The compensation is less than satisfactory, as this is a non-profit. You're expected to produce high quality product for less pay. There is also a disconnect between the higher management and its staff. Exhibits lack of understanding on issues important to the employees. Very low budget in areas where its most needed. Not all departments receive equal opportunity for employee training and continuing education. Some send their staff out to conferences regularly, whereas other departments are unable to make such an investment.

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    Reward your employees by offering competitive salaries.

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