The American Institute of Architects

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This company needs an overhaul....

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I worked at The American Institute of Architects full-time (more than an year)

Pros

There are some really great people who work at the organization. I had the opportunity to learn quite a bit about architecture and the benefits were outstanding!

Cons

There is a disconnect associated with the employees and the lack of happiness that they have with their positions. It seems as thought there needs to be a complete overhaul regarding the issues that run rampant within the organization.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please, please, please listen to your employees about the concerns that are brought to your attention. There are a lot of problems related to communication about projects, addressing employee complaints and following up with employees. In order to make sure that there is not the continued high turnover that seems to be rampant through out the organization I would suggest that you take a hard look at the Directors that are running the departments and why their are the same issues that continue to plague the AIA.

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    Good people to work with

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The American Institute of Architects

    Pros

    Members and staff are good people to work with; projects and goals of the organization are admirable, loaction in DC is central.

    Cons

    Silo type communications; projects understaffed, over reach and under achieve is standard. Many pet projects translatse in to little organizational commitment to broader goals and results in project failure when those staff leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please focus, and commit long term to projects. Be ready to lead the profession, don't allow the membership to backseat drive, sell them o nthe idea just like other external audiences.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Keep looking… You don’t want to work here..

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at The American Institute of Architects

    Pros

    Not much other than the benefits. With the benefits you have ample vacation time although you are looked down upon for taking the time so what good is it.

    Cons

    Awful place to work. The problems start at the top and flow down. After laying off many long time employees in 2008 they have yet to recover.

    Little respect given to anyone but upper management. Forget advancing if you do not start at the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave; let someone who is competent run that place. Seriously, the worst and most incompentent upper management I’ve ever seen in my life.

    Doesn't Recommend
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