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 ...
I have been working at APA full-time
The perks here are pretty incredible. Starting out, you automatically are fronted PTO, then after a couple of months or so, you accumulate nearly 1 day per pay period (every other week). So you'll get nearly a month in PTO each year.. AND you get to roll over 150 hours! Kind of crazy.
There's also $1 fitness classes you can take during work hours (must use as lunch break), massages ($15 for 20 min), flexible schedule opportunities, free gym, 401k, decent and cheap health insurance, regular events to keep staff engaged, jeans day every Wednesday, annual holiday party, and more!
Parking is now $180/month.
I suppose since it's located in DC and is a psychological association, the following is to be expected.. staff tend to get offended and dramatic about petty things.
Things also move VERY slow here. It's nearly like working for the government when it comes to completing projects and things of that nature.
Not much opportunity for promotions in many departments and didn't receive any merit increases in 2016 or 2017.
Advice to Management
Supervisors and managers really need to pay closer attention to their employees.. there are far too many people completely overwhelmed, or, on the opposite end (and probably even more people on this end), that don't have enough to do or do the bare minimum and sit around taking up space all day.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at APA (Washington, DC) in September 2017.
Brief interview with HR by phone and an in-person interview with he supervisor. Both were very comfortable and conversational. I think I answered most of HR's questions in my responses to their first two questions. The in-person interview followed a standard set of questions.
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