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It's an average place to work if you have no career ambition and just want to work 8 to 5.

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Current Employee - Coordinator  in  Alexandria, VA
Current Employee - Coordinator in Alexandria, VA

I have been working at Association for Supervision

Pros

Benefits are decent, although the medical benefits seem to be not as great as years past... The time off is fantastic and shorter hours are a plus (7.5 hour days, although not everyone gets them). The flex time is nice, as well. There is usually a Christmas bonus, but it has been cut back due to the economic downturn. They also offer some professional development benefits and there are a few association events, such as ice cream socials and the opportunity to play on sports teams, which are nice. Some departments have the option to work from home on some days, which is also pleasant. Just like any other place, some management is great and others are lacking (my direct supervisor is great).

Cons

Promotions are few and rare, no matter your caliber! All of the offices politics can be tricky and the atmosphere can be cliquey. As a young professional, working with ex-teachers can be frustrating because it is difficult to stop them from trying to lecture you. They aren't very open to learning technology and are very stuck in marketing to the same target market (which will all be retiring in 5-10 years). It also takes a very long time to get some requests done, as some employees seem to be in cruise control while in the office. It's difficult to stay motivated, unless you get in a position that you like right away.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management should be encouraged to promote more often, as they are beginning to see a higher turn over among the entry-level employees (when continuous hard work goes unnoticed). The company should also consider new markets, since social media can be done at a relatively low price.

Doesn't Recommend

Other Reviews for Association for Supervision

  1.  

    Ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Association for Supervision

    Pros

    Good benefits and vacation.
    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Department heads need to let people know what is going in other departments.
    Older management needs to move on

  2.  

    Do not consider this employer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Association for Supervision full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice area of Alexandria, Virginia, with good access to I-395. Parking is free. Accessible by bus; metro is more difficult.

    Cons

    The culture is toxic - gossip, infighting within teams, no spirit of collaboration across the organization.

    Sales performance is way, way down since 2007. Expect layoffs anytime.

    Change at ASCD is not possible so long as the executive director remains in his role. Don't take a job here until he retires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should work together to change the organization from within. Stop indulging Dr. Carter with his pet projects and and boondoggle 'study trips'. Focus on the core mission of the association, recruited and retain talented people, stop promoting from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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