American Psychiatric Association

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Nice people. Pay not great.

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Current Employee - Writer
Current Employee - Writer

I have been working at American Psychiatric Association

Pros

Supportive and easy-going colleagues and middle managers.

Cons

Top management does not treat staff very well. Pay is fairly low in the DC area.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Lots of recent change, many wonderful long time employees have jumped ship

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    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    I have been working at American Psychiatric Association full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are generous (leave and sick leave, insurance, 401K) Flexible scheduling. You can have really good working relationship with members who work in committees.

    Cons

    Many wonderful long time employees have left in the recent months. With new management, many employees were let go quietly (one day they're there, and gone the next.) It's hard to determine exactly what new management values. It seems there's lot of lip service and more emphasis on style over real substance.

  2. Complicated times

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at American Psychiatric Association full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -fabulous benefits: great vacation/comp/sick leave policy, 401k matches offered, good work/life balance with flex hours or schedules available, occasional work from home

    -valuable work and mission

    -great office location (and views!)

    -staff has great longevity and there are lots of fun and interesting people to meet and call your colleagues

    Cons

    -confusing employee appreciation and value: great benefits for employees as stated above, but otherwise saying"we value our employees" but not showing it through respect is confusing

    -like many, if not all, associations the pace of change can be slow, but complicated due to changing leadership each year

    -advancement within the company often requires switching departments, not following the same career path (maybe a con, maybe a pro). And, when these opportunities arise, the increase in potential salary earnings is capped, and may be lower than the same position would pay if hired an external candidate (this is one of the very few flaws /downsides to the APA's benefits and compensation packages)

    Ps. James H Scully Jr, MD is no longer the CEO, so the company is still doing some conversions to the new CEO. Though it's been nearly a year, so we are on the downside of that and things have significantly settled down

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