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Washington, DC
501 to 1000 employees
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The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA's membership includes nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and ... Read more

Mission: Improve mental, behavioral and physical health by promoting clinical practices based on the best available evidence. Identify interventions that are effective and can be implemented in the community. Develop treatment guidelines that are scientifically sound, clinically useful ... Read more

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APA Interim Chief Executive Officer Cynthia D. Belar, PhD, ABPP
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    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Washington, DC
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    I have been working at APA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits, the kindness and accommodation of the people, the work ethic - there's nothing NOT to love.

    Cons

    Current self-evaluation backlash and layoffs have created an aura of poor staff morale. However, management and APA has been open and accommodating to all staff. Those who were laid off received substantial severance packages.

    Advice to Management

    360 reviews would do really well here, as APA is reluctant to give constructive feedback to managers, some of whom could really use it.

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at APA.

    Interview

    The online application was very creative, and asked a lot of questions to get a who the interviewee is. It really made me think. The in person interviews were mostly a series of pre-planned questions so that they could fairly evaluate each person. The questions were interesting, but this did leave little time for any back and forth. Overall, I found it fun, though a bit nerve-racking because they were trying to be as deadpan as possible.

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