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AIPAC Reviews

Updated May 14, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AIPAC (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with smart, talented, and dedicated people who care about the cause and each other. Family friendly atmosphere from the executive level down. People truly care about you and your well being. A feeling that your work matters and is making a difference.

    Cons

    Not many cons. Being a non-profit you wear many hats which can be challenging for some. It can be difficult to juggle work/life depending on your position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the great work that you do!


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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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%.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great entry level positions"

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    Former Employee - Operations Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Operations Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AIPAC full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits for entry level, really make a positive impact on an important cause, depending on position you might have an opportunity to travel across the country and even abroad

    Cons

    No upward mobility, particularly for females. All senior staff are male except for one (and she's in charge of departments that are lower on the totem pole); salaries for the same position are completely arbitrary and not based on skills, experience, or achievements; overall toxic work environment. No maternity leave, which makes it difficult for women to have families and excel at work simultaneously

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote people to positions who haven't proven themselves. Length of time in a role does not mean one is prepared to move up. In the long run, significant money is wasted by having talentless people (who've failed repeatedly) running departments that they aren't prepared to run.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Driven organization with no upward mobility"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AIPAC is filled with passionate and driven employees who love what they do.

    Cons

    There are severe issues with management and turnover. It's almost impossible to move up and therefore people are always leaving so they can further their career elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with your employees, not just the directors. It starts at the top to ensure there is an open and honest working environment.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "An incredible experience, with great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AIPAC does an incredible job of keeping the staff well informed on current events effecting the Middle East and the U.S.-Israel Relationship. You learn a lot and get to meet fascinating people.

    Cons

    Having to remain bi-partisan can be challenging at times. Everyone is very respectful of everyone else's opinions, but sometimes it can be hard to keep your personal opinions to yourself.

    Advice to Management

    More vacation days!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Process management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very passionate individuals that are driven to succeed. Everybody is extremely smart and talented and there is generally a great work environment

    Cons

    Extremely political office qualities. Most of the time, your job is just putting out fires and dealing with disgruntled and usually old donors that get frustrated when trying to use technology.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate more on the process and long term plans


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Wroking at AIPAC"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Department in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Development Department in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Great retirement plan 10% of your salary and 100% vested in 5 years. All Jewish and Government holidays off.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth, not flexible.. no flex time or telecommuting

    Advice to Management

    It will be great if the management made a effort to interact with all staff.


  8. "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


  9. "Overall a great company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not as bipartisan as they would like to think"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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