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  1. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people with great work ethic.

    Cons

    Could use some updates (casual Fridays, more telecommute opportunities, etc.)

    API (American Petroleum Institute)2018-09-06
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, proper tools to do my job, great supervisor.

    Cons

    Turnover rate is intense, relationships are terrible in general, somewhat bureaucratic, no regard to contractors as part of the team, even though those people have contracts as long as 5 years - they don't get invited to events next door, they are not considered for bonding and trust activities, and they are never hired.

    API (American Petroleum Institute)2018-12-18
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Certification Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits & compensation. They pay for your loyalty.

    Cons

    Middle management has little leadership training, they can be overbearing and insulting. HR/legal does not act on reports of leadership corruption. Top level executives are fired regularly, when really the stagnant middle managers are the problem.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house at the mid-manager level.

    API (American Petroleum Institute)2018-08-16
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Politically Incorrect"

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    Former Employee - Associate, GIS in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at API (American Petroleum Institute) full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    In some positions you can earn a great salary (i.e. above market value)

    Cons

    If you want to get the real scoop, talk to folks who have worked here for many years and who are not upper management. They know better than anyone how API has gone downhill due to personal politics and overinflated egos.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times and be more flexible with remote working. Some managers make their employees feel like they can't be trusted to work remotely, as if being physically in the office means that its a way to guanratee employees are doing their job. Stop protecting poor leaders. If you want to have a great team, ensure you have good leaders. The reputation of this organization just continues to go downhill.

    API (American Petroleum Institute)2018-06-06
  5. Helpful (2)

    "API Policy Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Policy Advisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work and great networking opportunities

    Cons

    Committee work can become repetitive

    API (American Petroleum Institute)2017-11-02
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment and a modern space.

    Cons

    No clear path for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Show more interest in your workers.

    API (American Petroleum Institute)2017-11-03
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Historically solid organization, but now lacking leadership and vision."

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

    I have been working at API (American Petroleum Institute) full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Exciting issues and work with great technical staff within the industry and the Institute.

    Cons

    Leadership is poor at the very top. Little focus or vision. Little oversight or management of the Institute, leading to unaccountability and HR type problems across the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Board needs to play a more active role overseeing the organization.

    API (American Petroleum Institute)2017-09-04
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Program Associate"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at API (American Petroleum Institute) full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Plenty of educational opportunities available

      Cons

      Large organization with limited inter departmental coordination

      API (American Petroleum Institute)2017-06-21
    • Helpful (1)

      "Was Great, Now Good; but Promising"

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

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

      API (American Petroleum Institute)2017-05-18
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great place to work"

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      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.

      API (American Petroleum Institute)2017-04-10
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