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Updated January 8, 2017
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  1. "You Make The Best of It"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on your department, this can be an awesome place to work. I've had nothing but good experiences here with my colleagues. The line of communication is very open, people are always willing to give something a try (even if you have to bring it up a few times) and the work/life balance is fantastic. Our c-level execs are really awesome and I have no had a single bad experience with any of them.

    Cons

    There are some bad eggs that you have to watch out for, but that's every company. Don't take things personally.


  2. "art director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASAE full-time

    Pros

    generous, location, flex hours, open to ideas

    Cons

    culture, promotions, longtime employees, dress code


  3. "Your mileage may vary"

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    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASAE (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Depending on your department and supervisor, ASAE can be a very fulfilling place to work. Members and volunteers, with few exceptions, are incredible people. Many ASAE staff are bright and competent. Ability to travel, generous professional development support, remarkable 401k.

    Cons

    Again, depending on your department you could have a terrible experience here. Some teams have revolving doors and there seems to be little interest in rectifying the problem of poor management, which causes excessive turnover. Pet projects are regularly kept or pursued because someone really likes it, with little regard for profitability or customer interest. Very little market analysis (if any) is used to determine products and services leading to bizarre imbalances in expenditures, rampant soloing between departments, and confusion among members about what offerings come from where. HR department makes many mistakes and there's a general sense that they don't keep personal information very confidential. Raises and promotions are hard to come by in many departments and are executed with little transparency or consistency. Staff who are clearly leeches to the organization are kept on for years rather than fired, causing many morale problems among staff who do work very hard.

    Advice to Management

    Sever rotting limbs. If you receive regular complaints about your staff, fire them. Level the salary playing field.


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  5. "I wouldn't mind working there again"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at ASAE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, but salary and raises are often lower than industry average. Leadership will take the time to meet to discuss ideas.

    Cons

    Promotions can be difficult to earn in some departments. Department VPs determine policies on flexible schedule and telecommuting which can create resentment amongst coworkers.


  6. "Management"

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

    I worked at ASAE full-time

    Pros

    Company requires 20 hours of continuing education each year! Excellent Benefit!

    Cons

    Very Different Company Internally vs. Outside of the Association World.

    Advice to Management

    Stop showing favoritism to Executives that should have been put out of the companies years ago! MEAN PEOPLE!!!!


  7. "I miss you ASAE"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits (healthcare, employer-matched 401k, PTO), free professional development

    Cons

    HR is sometimes a little bit of a mess, not a lot of room for internal hiring usually, tend to promote for longevity vs. performance


  8. "The work-life balance and environment are refreshing!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ASAE full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible schedules
    - Remote working is optional
    - Being able to leave work before the sun sets!
    - Adequate manpower (definitely a plus!) and technological resources

    Cons

    I have yet to see a con to working here -- aside from, maybe, annual salary...it could be a bit more competitive.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Fabulous workplace"

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    • Culture & Values
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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 ASAE full-time

    Pros

    People are warm, welcoming, smart. Very little political intrigue, gossip, backbiting. Decent salaries for a nonprofit. Excellent benefits, including tuition reimbursement. Good mission. CEO offers a role model for how to lead with a firm hand while also empowering and respecting all staff. Excellent financial position.

    Cons

    It's such a good place to work that the senior staff almost never leave, thus making it harder for others to rise.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment & excellent perks (time off, staff outings, 401k matching)

    Cons

    No real growth opportunities. Lots of turnover with younger staff that reach a certain point and realize there is nowhere to go.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Good work not required."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, good healthcare benefits, convenient office location and employer 401k match, EOE, working hard not required since it isn't recognized, stupid benefits like office outings and parties, holiday pay

    Cons

    Promotions are rare and randomly given; good performance isn't recognized; very slow pace of change; demoralizing environment when you realize that it doesn't matter whether you do well at your job; capricious volunteer leadership to whose whims are catered. Seriously longevity here is more respected than actually doing your job well. Terrible in-house marketing department that doesn't understand basic tenets of a paying membership processional society.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people who actually succeed in their job performance. Be quicker to adapt to changing nonprofit landscape. Stop being so reactionary to individual volunteer leaders.



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