Paralyzed Veterans of America
2.0 of 5 7 reviews
www.pva.org Washington, DC 150 to 499 Employees

Paralyzed Veterans of America Reviews

Updated May 16, 2014

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Randy Pleva

(2 ratings)

17% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Top-Heavy, Ineffective Management, Favoritism

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis organization has a great mission and there is opportunity to help a lot of Veterans.

    ConsUnfortunately, this org is very management top-heavy with bad managers, leaving little growth for those with potential.

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    Wonderful organization, great place to work and learn, amazing people.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsIf you want a fast paced fun atmosphere, this is the place for you. Every day brings a new challenge, but you will never a better team to work with.

    ConsLack of flexibility in telecommuting and dress code.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a more flexible & casual work environment. Encourage more telecommuting.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    In trouble

    Mid Level (Current Employee)

    ProsBetter pay/benefits than many other non-profits in DC area, recognizable brand

    ConsPoor internal communication practices, entrenchment of longtime employees unwilling to adapt or entertain new ideas, entitlement of population served, no accountability

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a long-term strategy (both for funding and population served) and stop using layoffs and furloughs as bandaid solutions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Terrible

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThe mission and paralyzed veterans

    ConsThe few bad apples in senior leadership

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe high turnover rate and multiple lawsuits and civil claims should be taken seriously and investigated.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Like it, or leave

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVeterans are being helped by underpaid officers around the nation

    Cons- Lack of interdepartment communication
    - Poor work culture/environment; hostile and territorial employees
    - Failure to keep up with the 21st century movement toward digitization
    - Spending habits and lack of proper budgeting

    It might be sad to see what happens in 5-10 years

    Advice to Senior ManagementCome out from your bubble! The world is changing. A happy employee makes for a successful company (salary compensation, trust, transparency)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Mission but lack of Leadership

    (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsWorking with the veterans is an amazing experience. There are opportunities to meet and work with individuals who have shaped the nations view of people with disabilities. The benefits offered are very good and the salary is competitive.

    ConsLack of leadership and poor ethical and moral values of senior staff creates a negative work environment. There is an environment of fear and threats of termination are frequent and felt throughout the organization. Senior Leadership allows highlevel directors to go unchecked despite obvious signs of poor and unethical work values. Unfortunately this has gone on for years unchecked and is a well known fact in the organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's time to evaluate your senior leadership staff as the mission of the organization is suffering at the hands of a few individuals. Additionally, there needs to be a checks and balances system in place to prevent thissituation and to ensure that the donor dollar is used correctly and not wasted by poor leaders who create high staff turn-over.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Think twice before working for PVA

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Prosflexibility, ability to work independently

    Consno internal communication, no feedback on initiatives, little explanation of direction, little flex scheduling or telecommuting

    Advice to Senior Managementbe honest with staff

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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