SWANA Reviews

Updated April 18, 2014
Updated April 18, 2014
5 Reviews
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    In office department structure needs work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SWANA full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, nice people

    Cons

    very unorganized, not receptive to change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Save Yourself a Headache

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

    I worked at SWANA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Causal dress code
    -great for experience fresh out of college
    -minimal supervision
    -travel opportunities
    -flex schedule

    Cons

    -Management is not open to new ideas
    -no structure
    -no sense of professionalism
    -poor management
    -low salary
    -low work morale (almost everyone was looking for a way out while i was there)
    -high turnover rates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure management. Pay employees their worth instead of offering entry level salaries to experienced workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    SO/SO

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SWANA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Can manage your own projects
    - Good staff
    - Decent Christmas bonuses

    Cons

    - No organizational structure
    - Low Paying
    - High Turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your staff and stop low balling. Also, please fix the organizational structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Waste of a Time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at SWANA

    Pros

    Just graduated from college perfect place to get experience
    Travel to conferences
    Will give you any made up title you want

    Cons

    Upper Management needs total restructuring
    No support from Senior Management
    Internal structure does not support improvements to the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure upper management completely and Value your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Don't be fooled in the interview

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SWANA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    High staff turnover can allow individuals a ton of experience and quick promotions
    The members of the association are very dedicated and assist tremendously

    Cons

    Executive level management needs to be completely restructured. Those that are currently in charge are resistant to change and allow unprofessional behavior by Senior Managers to go unaddressed. Good workers are constantly driven away by the toxic work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address concerns raised by staff or leave the organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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