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API (American Petroleum Institute) Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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  1. "Was Great, Now Good; but Promising"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at API (American Petroleum Institute) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits (401k, Pension Plan, HSAs), Competitive Pay, Standing Desk, Engagement from "Team API"

    Cons

    Communication and recent turnover in management has led to a loss of institutional knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Create a training and onboarding program that will help new hires and veteran employees learn new skills and obtain knowledge.


  2. "Program Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at API (American Petroleum Institute) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of educational opportunities available

    Cons

    Large organization with limited inter departmental coordination

  3. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at API (American Petroleum Institute) full-time

    Pros

    API provided an exciting and stimulating working environment. The CEO, Jack Gerard, and VP of Communications, Linda Rozett, are both strong leaders whom I very much enjoyed serving under. Career benefits are good; the location of the office is very convenient to the metro and for attending meetings in downtown DC. I would recommend this as a workplace for friends.

    Cons

    As with most trade associations, there are limited opportunities for advancement.


  4. "Great Coworkers Makes API"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at API (American Petroleum Institute) full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers and team
    Opportunity to take on more duties
    Pays better than most trade associations

    Cons

    Little professional growth/mentoring or upward mobility
    Pay is stagnant-- expect small increases from starting pay unless you are part of the Executive team
    Bonus structure is dated with winners and losers regardless of overall performance (no more than 5% including COLA)


  5. "Turbulence"

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

    I have been working at API (American Petroleum Institute) (More than a year)

    Pros

    The organization pays well with good benefits.

    Cons

    The mission. Who wants to support the petroleum industry. No personal connection with the mission...but it beats unemployment. experiencing many challenges with growth resulting in a lot of turnover and instability. Poor communication. Leadership focused on cutting costs mean lower ranking employees are understaffed and overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in staff...provide more growth opportunities.


  6. "Very good employment benefits"

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    Current Employee - Junior Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Junior Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at API (American Petroleum Institute) full-time

    Pros

    Great employment benefits, free coffee, good opportunities for advancement, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Very hierarchical, in a process of restructuring so job security and morale around the company is low, feels very political

    Advice to Management

    better communication


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at API (American Petroleum Institute) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits, and flexible work schedule. Great co-workers that will step up, and help when needed.

    Cons

    If your not with the "in crowd", your done. Management is top heavy, and some of the most recent hires (upper management), are clueless or just nasty. Low moral went from select departments to company wide.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees. If management proves to be a liability, stop sweeping it under the rug. There is a reason why people are leaving! You may want to add a voting button for employees to rate the new V.P. for the GIS Department.

  8. "Associate"

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

    I have been working at API (American Petroleum Institute) full-time

    Pros

    Strong organization, respected throughout the industry. New leadership really focused on taking things from good to great. Very exciting

    Cons

    The oil and gas industry is facing very challenging times with such low prices for oil. I hope top management will be able to execute changes inspite of the dire situation our industry is in.


  9. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at API (American Petroleum Institute) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great People, great location in a great city, I really enjoyed it here. It was great to be a part of something big.

    Cons

    Not a big fan of the CEO other than that there are none that I can think of. I enjoyed working there.

    Advice to Management

    Management is OK. It is a little bit top heavy though. there cold be some slimming the middle management ranks.


  10. "Junior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at API (American Petroleum Institute) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great exposure to global clients/auditors.

    Cons

    Need a manager for the Monogram department.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone needs to be on the same page.


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