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Updated February 10, 2017
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APA Interim Chief Executive Officer Cynthia D. Belar, PhD, ABPP
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Pros
  • Work-life balance was an important issue that they reasonably try to accommodate (in 18 reviews)

  • Very good benefits to include many exercise classes for only (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • extremely low pay esp for Washington DC, few chances for upward mobility, inadequate prof development training (in 5 reviews)

  • Not really any options for upward mobility (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Respectful people
    Good moral
    Stress free rooms, always staff initiatives

    Cons

    Low pay and no room for growth
    Gloomy work atmosphere, old building

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at APA full-time

    Pros

    pay is entirely too low for the duties of the position

    Cons

    there is a great community of people


  3. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at APA full-time

    Pros

    Awesome staff to work with at this place of employment

    Cons

    There really are no cons at this place of employment


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Heaven on Earth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits, the kindness and accommodation of the people, the work ethic - there's nothing NOT to love.

    Cons

    Current self-evaluation backlash and layoffs have created an aura of poor staff morale. However, management and APA has been open and accommodating to all staff. Those who were laid off received substantial severance packages.

    Advice to Management

    360 reviews would do really well here, as APA is reluctant to give constructive feedback to managers, some of whom could really use it.


  6. "president"

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    Current Employee - President
    Current Employee - President
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at APA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Have been working for APA for years. Good growth potential and opportunity. Large patient base

    Cons

    always very active and busy


  7. "Good Organization"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They care about their employees and provide a well rounded range of benefits. There are also opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Salaries are still within nonprofit ranges, although skewing higher as it is an association as opposed to an advocacy based NGO.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Impression Management is the key."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at APA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    APA has very generous benefits, a well-educated work force, interesting work, flexible work schedules, and an open environment.

    Cons

    APA pays a lot of attention to lip service and impression management. Peel back the layers and you will find the ugliness. There is little opportunity for career advancement, management is not culturally or racially diverse in some program areas, management and staff lack the training, skills, knowledge, or motivation to work in a 21st century culturally-diverse environment, and there is a performance evaluation system that has no oversight that leads to inequitable annual merit increases.


  9. "Great Work Environment"

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

    I have been working at APA full-time

    Pros

    Staff have access to onsite massage, yoga, meditation, zumba and other exercise classes. Very low turnover - staff who do leave often end up coming back. Lots of new blood/ new energy on senior management group

    Cons

    Recent budget cuts and management shake up created a lot of stress. Because of low turnover, it is often difficult to move up.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at APA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are some really nice people working there. The only reason people stay so long are the awesome benefits and relationships with good people.

    Cons

    It's hard to advance. Management does not push growth. And some managers seem not to care about opening doors for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Be more receptive to growth within the departments. And urge employees to continue education. I feel some of the jobs didn't require a degree.


  11. "Okay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work at, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Budget cut, creating job cuts



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