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Updated December 18, 2017
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  1. "Amazing company that makes a difference"

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

    Pros

    Incredibly effective at strengthening the US-Israel Relationship

    Cons

    Hours were not always consistent


  2. "Would not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AIPAC full-time

    Pros

    Easy work, could get interesting at times, you will have access to a lot of incredible information.

    Cons

    If you don't drink the cool-aid you will get pushed out. Office politics is terrible.

  3. "Can be great... If you work in the right department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AIPAC full-time

    Pros

    I worked with some very passionate people and there are some great perks (particularly the office gym).

    Cons

    Your success in the organization depends on who your manager is and/or which department you are in. The department that I worked in was an extremely discouraging place to work. The turnover rate was very high due to firings (a lot of them unnecessary in my opinion) and there was no potential for growth (even though employees in other departments had growth opportunities). I attribute these failings to AIPAC's management practices.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline your practices so that they are consistent within all departments.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Unwelcoming Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AIPAC full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    DC Office building is secure and aesthetically pleasing.

    Cons

    If you don't fit into the 'clique' or aren't hyper extroverted, you are treated as a social pariah.
    New employees' ideas are often ignored - "because they haven't been there long enough."
    Management does not communicate with subordinates well and is often aggressive.
    Very high turnover.
    Pay isn't great.
    Inability to share personal political opinions outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    Respect newer employee's thoughts/insights rather than ignoring them and treating them as worthless and isolating them.
    Communicate expectations and problems/issues as they arise rather than unloading them all at once in an aggressive manner.
    Be more welcoming to different personalities in general -i.e. those who are different from the usual clique.


  5. "AIPAC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AIPAC full-time

    Pros

    They offer really great benefits

    Cons

    They offer a lot of industry training


  6. "Good people - good experience - high turnover - high burnout rate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bird's eye view of Congress and advocacy in action. Good salary rate. Initially all very exciting.

    Cons

    Zero downtime. 24/7 schedule. Every employee is 100% expendable. Raising money is the primary goal of the organization and primary metric of performance. And by primary I mean 98%.


  7. "Overall a great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and sense of camaraderie, invested in keeping you and helping you figure out your future, wide range of ages and experience, good work/life balance, flexible hours, great benefits

    Cons

    Unorganized and often disjointed between headquarters and the regional offices, work late and nights very often

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not as bipartisan as they would like to think"

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    Former Employee - Area Director
    Former Employee - Area Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Health insurance and gym benefit are definite pluses
    -You get to interact with some of the most influential members of congress

    Cons

    -The organization and it's membership are taking a definite rightward shift
    -Progressive outreach division is basically a joke

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to be bipartisan, be actually, and not just nominally, bipartisan.


  9. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AIPAC part-time

    Pros

    There are some nice benefits like a gym in the office. Many talented and passionate coworkers.

    Cons

    A lot of young nasty women who can make work at AIPAC unpleasant.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the mission and keep up the good work!


  10. "aipac"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AIPAC full-time

    Pros

    Good for people who care about AIPAC's issues.

    Cons

    Work really hard, 9-6 and then some


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