American Student Assistance

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Chain of command hinders transformation

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA

ProsFriendly people, strong emphasis on training, a non-evil public purpose, and a casual dress code.

ConsElaborate chain of command, fear of miscommunication leads to non-communication. Industry is in stage of dramatic change and it is not clear the company can manage it. Better positioned than other guarantee agencies, but that's not saying much. Friendly attitudes can mask issues-- you'll find out only later if you upset someone, when it's too late. Meetings and process take over everything and prevent progress.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't waste yet another year planning the new media strategy-- by the time you're done planning, the world will be different again. You need to be faster at execution.

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    meh..

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    I have been working at American Student Assistance


    Pros: It's just a place to go to work and forget about once you leave. … Cons: A bunch of lazy people mooching off others' work. Worst part of it… Advice to Senior Management: Make us feel important. Prepare us better for new roles. Give more… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    American Student Assistance was the worst corporate job I have ever had.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    I worked at American Student Assistance


    Pros: Very fair salary. Excellent benefits. Good work/life balance. Cons: American Student Assistance is not headed in any clear direction, largely due to the fact that its departments can't work together. Every company-wide American Student… Advice to Senior Management: American Student Assistance needs to hire a director who understands how social media works (rather than keep a director who farms the work out to… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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