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Washington, DC
51 to 200 employees
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Nonprofit Organization
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$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
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American Planning Association Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at American Planning Association full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - staff are really great people. Diverse ages and backgrounds, but all friendly and nice to work with
    - summer hours
    - lots of opportunities to socialize at staff events
    - annual performance reviews
    - great mission people can feel good about
    - lots of change being brought in by upper management is making staff more accountable, more informed, most more motivated

    Cons

    - some people are slow to change, even at Director level, and ignore problems they own
    - not very clear about company goals. Seem to do things when there's an opportunity which means some staff are constantly overworked while others aren't busy enough
    - DC office doesn't seem in sync with Chicago
    - no official telecommuting policy
    - health insurance is expensive for families

    Advice to Management

    - give high performers more powerful mix recognition for good work, and opportunities to grow, and hold slackers accountable
    - DC office needs attention/guidance/coaching
    - look at more modern benefits geared to work/life balance for young professionals and families (childcare in the building, tuition assistance, work from home policy, gym benefits in building)

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American Planning Association Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at American Planning Association (Chicago, IL) in March 2017.

    Interview

    It was a campus interview in my university. Duration was for about 20 minutes. There was one person to interview. Not a very serious interview, just like a normal conversation.

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