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ABA ROLI is a great place to work if you can handle some frustrations.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

Pros- Due to a chaotic administrative structure, there are great opportunities to learn about development work from the ground up.
- Junior staff are given expanded responsibility versus other similar institutions.
- Good work atmosphere with friendly, committed people.
- ABA ROLI is one of the few institutions in the world that does international rule of law or legal capacity building programs.

Cons- Insufficient focus on professional development of staff.
- Limited institutional efforts to share knowledge about programs, successes, etc.
- Institution is not administratively set up for international development work and does not have the planning capacity to effectively address this.

Advice to Senior Management- More attention should be paid to how the institution is structured, rather than trying to address individual issues ad-hoc.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Flexible to a point

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    I have been working at American Bar Association full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: good work-life balance & benefits, great colleagues, super volunteers. Flexible schedule for those with long commutes or needs to attend to family.… Cons: non-profit level salaries, arcane budgeting process, bureaucracy sometimes overwhelms good people and ideas. sometimes politics between the board/leadership and… Advice to Senior Management: Recognize that a strong bottom line and value of the association is… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Traditional

    Marketing Associate (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    I have been working at American Bar Association full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Steady employment, established organization, stable. Cons: Highly resistant to change, not much opportunity for professional growth,… Advice to Senior Management: Review paths to advancement and create opportunities for advancement and professional growth through special projects and cross training. Reward people for… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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