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Good for employees, but not sure how long it will last

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I worked at American Bar Association

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

-- Very good benefits package
-- Extremely good on work/life balance
-- Generally nice people
-- Good offices in Chicago

Cons

-- Problems maintaining membership, not sure how long the organization can last
-- Series of layoffs in recent years
-- If you're highly motivated to succeed, you'll be one of the few folks there who is
-- Little trust by member/leaders in staff's ability to run the organization

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  1. Not a bad place to work for a short time

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

    I have been working at American Bar Association

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The ABA is a good place to work for a short time (couple of years), especially at the entry level. It looks pretty good on a resume, for a lot of non-lawyers. They do a lot of interesting work that people don't know about (legal advocacy for special populations). Work load is cyclical - sometimes there is a lot, but most of the time the job is just 9-5. Very flexible with people's schedules (almost too much). The senior management has improved a lot in the past year or so. They are making a lot of efforts to improve morale among employees.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of room for growth. Most people at the ABA have either been there for a long time or are just staying a year or two. The ABA always puts the membership first, to the detriment of staff. Salaries are commiserate with most non-profits. The bureaucracy can be a bit frustrating, but that is improving. Not very much professional training offered.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work towards better supporting your staff and company systems. Allow more movement within the company and a ways of promoting people. Offer more training opportunities.


  2. Awesome

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    Former Employee - Boss in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Boss in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at American Bar Association

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a very unique experience

    Cons

    Short vacations, short lunches
    Long drive


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