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  1.  

    A fairly good place to work

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Denver, CO

    I worked at FPA

    Pros

    - Good communication
    - Teamwork
    - Support when needed
    - Excellent benefits
    - Good work environment
    - Nice office and good locations
    - Departmental organization helps flow of projects and communication

    Cons

    - Opportunity for advancement isn't the greatest
    - Lack of incoming employee training
    - Environment is a little too strict
    - Technical and computer resources are lacking quality, should be upgraded. Made completing projects frustrating

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve social elements of environment, incoming employee training and technology resources

    Recommends
  2.  

    Very confused organization. Years of very poor leadership and mixed up missions.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FPA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay--no long hours. Friendly folk.

    Cons

    Confusion, cliques and volunteers who use the organization for their own benefit. Conflicts of interest abound. Changes of direction happen constantly and the best staff keep leaving to avoid getting laid off in the next round of layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get an ethics officer and clean up the conflicts of interest.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It's like everyone's playing at being a real business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at FPA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, great benefits, a good place to try your hand at new tasks that may not be in your scope of experience, good camaraderie. Pay is at the lower end of the scale, though if you factor in the 37.5 hour work weeks it's pretty comparable hourly.

    Cons

    Poor management, very top heavy (a lot of "managers", not a lot of worker bees when I left), constant changing of directions for the company - even monthly, very heavy emphasis on office politics. High turnover rate as people are either laid off or can't handle the circus that is FPA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and stick to it, instead of choosing a new "pet project of the year/month/week/day" and devoting all your resources to it, only to decide to completely flip and drop that project. Reward employees based on performance and results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Terrible. Really, really terrible.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FPA full-time

    Pros

    - Good work/life balance. I worked very few evenings/weekends etc.
    - Generous vacation days

    Cons

    Low salary. Little to no opportunity for advancement. Terrible leadership. FPA has been in a state of near constant "re-organization" during the past several years. In addition to the many rounds of layoffs there is also very high staff turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define your staff structure and stick to it. Then define the association's positions and strategies and stick to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Like "Office Space" but worse...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at FPA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The starting salary was acceptable and most everyone left by 5pm,

    Cons

    Lack of organization; cheesy mandatory "teambuilding" retreats and conferences; zero understanding of the Web; Unqualified colleagues; and a ridiculous review process that includes whether or not you performed your "kitchen duty" well. There are little cliques of people who have been there for years or even decades and if you don't play nice with them, you won't do well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch "Office Space" and learn why your "leadership" isn't working. Also, allow people to actually perform their jobs! Also, spend less time reviewing people formally and more time talking with your teams and seeing what's needed. (The monthly breakfast meetings are a total waste of time!)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of leadership, responsibility and growth but amazing colleagues and good flexibility.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at FPA

    Pros

    - Flexible work schedule
    - Good 401(k) match
    - Excellent coworkers

    Cons

    - Comparatively low pay
    - Lack of leadership
    - Management micromanages unimportant projects and neglects to think ahead
    - Little to no professional development opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people. Take a stand on issues. Directly confront employees who aren't performing instead of simply shuffling job responsibilities around.

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