National School Boards Association

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  1.  

    Great place to balance work life and family life.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    Pros

    The National School Boards Association is a great place where you can balance your work and family life.

    Cons

    Sometimes a little behind on implementing changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the support staff to anonymously make suggestions.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Educational association that stands out in its field when it can stay focused

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

    Pros

    Talented staff, great benefits and PTO, great work/life balance. Strong and ethical culture when things were good. Long time senior staff generally supportive of upward mobility and staff morale in earlier times.

    Cons

    Continual infighting between membership, board and executive director. Staff; staff layoffs, turnover and financial uncertainty hurt morale. Turnover of senior staff brought in people less invested in long term employees and management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Right the ship. Focus on the mission and support the staff and insist that the board focus on the outcomes. Address the needs of the membership, but support staff when expectations are unrealistic.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Ok, but could be better

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

    Pros

    Great location. Great issues to work on. Great annual conference. Otherwise normal, decent set of co-workers.

    Cons

    For much of the last 15 years, until just recently, the place was run by a cabal of about 4-6 at the top that kept out anyone from within or below with new ideas and new skills and new energy. So most of those smart people who should have been running the place just left. And the rapidly aging pack at the top simply soldiered on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave. Immediately.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Undergoing Transition

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

    Pros

    Benefit package is very generous, including 3 weeks of vacation for new employees and 5 weeks with 15 or more years. Flexible work arrangements including telework options.

    Cons

    The association is currently experiencing financial distress. Morale is poor and staff is increasingly being asked to do "more with less" while still providing quality programs and services to members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more aware of the stresses being placed on employees due to poor management decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Opportunity For Professional Growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They really believe in supporint and taking care of their employees.

    Cons

    There are no downsides at NSBA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To continue to communicate with their employees and involving them in the decision-making process that will ultimately effect them.

    Recommends

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