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AACAP Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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  1. "Past Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AACAP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere and a Christmas bonus

    Cons

    Not very much room for advancement


  2. "Children's Mental Health"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AACAP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    AACAP is a wonderful professional membership organization with a great mission in child and adolescent mental health. Our staff is collaborative and our Executive Director is exceptional. Our 9,200 members appreciate all of our staff to the nth degree.

    Cons

    Parking is limited for all staff below Director level.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  3. "Great Place!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AACAP (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great CEO, Great colleagues, Great Mission

    Cons

    Staff salary is not competitive


  4. "Limited growth and opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good PTO accrual policy, hours worked after 7.5 is COMP time earned.

    Cons

    There are limited opportunities for professional growth, and the overall benefits and pay are mediocre to sub-par compared to other nonprofits in the area. Upper management doesn't seem genuinely willing to address the significant pay gaps, despite the positive overall financial health of the organization. There are few opportunities to contribute to substantive strategic work, most work is administrative in nature. This culminates in the organization experiencing extremely high turnover. In the past year, 10 people have quit the organization.

    Advice to Management

    The likelihood of management reading these posts are slim, however if they were, I would suggest addressing the significant pay gaps and low employee morale.


  5. "Good first job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AACAP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small staff; great place to start a career for recent grads. Very collegial environment in beautiful, safe neighborhood.

    Cons

    High turnover rate among junior staff, largely due to low pay and few opportunities for advancement within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Value the junior staff and tap into potential of fresh perspectives. Under-40 professional prioritize job growth opportunities and are eager to share.


  6. "Great Mission, Good Place and Getting Better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Mission
    Good Members
    New Executive Director is Good

    Cons

    Poor Pay
    Old Building

    Advice to Management

    If pay was comparable to other organizations I would have given it 5 stars


  7. "Office politics vs good cause"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AACAP (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are okay. Good mission. Salary (if you're a director)

    Cons

    Office politics reign supreme. There is absolutely no respect/consideration for the IT department. Compensation, even for a non-profit, falls short. No room for advancement. Management has an "us vs employee" mentality. Certain departments will get anything they want despite cost (financial and otherwise). Certain departments receive special treatment and bully others into getting their way.

    Salary (non-director).

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees! Trust their experience and knowledge. If they don't know something, teach them rather than take it from them. Don't throw their experiential knowledge out the window.

  8. "Terrible management style"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AACAP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If not in a Director's position, some very hard working people.

    Cons

    Toxic environment; no opportunities for growth ; worst management I have ever worked for.
    Low salaries

    Advice to Management

    Stop using your power to threaten your team, acknowledge their hard work, instead of putting the down, so you can lower their salary, but increase yours.


  9. "Not A Good Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Specialist in Washington, DC
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AACAP full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really? I can't think of one thing.

    Cons

    Culture from the top down. The ED is just a figure head & the staff is just bitter and mean. There aren't any SOP's in place and they refuse to implement any. The turnover rate is extremely high. Not recommended unless you have very low self esteem and can't do any better.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue and some real management training.


  10. "Great mission, horrible management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great Mission
    Colleagues are generally fantastic to work with
    Benefits are decent enough

    Cons

    The turnover is horrible and there's no cross training so when someone leaves they take a lot information with them. Upper Management has an "us vs. them mentality" and does not want input from "lower" employees. Staff is not trusted (even with the most basic knowledge) so Directors hoard information that's vital for staff to do their job.

    Advice to Management

    Fear does not breed respect


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