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Academy for Educational Development CEO George Ingram
George Ingram
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  1. "Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Academy for Educational Development for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity to grow professionally for mid-career professional

    Cons

    Needed to go to leave to go to graduate school and come back to improve professional growth opportunities.

    Academy for Educational Development2015-08-13
  2. "Great place to work."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Academy for Educational Development full-time

      Pros

      Good organization. Possible to advance in organization with time.

      Cons

      Hard to advance to senior position without a Master's.

      Academy for Educational Development2016-12-17
    • "VP Program Communications"

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      Former Employee - Vice President Program Communication in Washington, DC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Academy for Educational Development full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      One of the most experienced development contractors

      Cons

      Had been too long in the field and became complacent

      Advice to Management

      Too late. You should have gotten rid of the weight long time before the collapse

      Academy for Educational Development2015-09-16
    • "Fantastic opportunity to learn skills, understand issues, and work on a variety of projects"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
      Recommends

      I worked at Academy for Educational Development

      Pros

      Fantastic opportunity to learn skills, understand issues, and work on a variety of projects

      Cons

      Heavy volume of project based work.

      Academy for Educational Development2015-06-08
    • "Good and Mixed"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Academy for Educational Development full-time for more than 19 years

      Pros

      Innovative people within the company. Good technical experts. Strong historical track record, particularly in the fields of education and health.

      Cons

      Most senior level of leadership was not responsive to market changes. Stratified at the highest levels - so much so that change was difficult. They would have done well to incorporate feedback from younger employees.

      Advice to Management

      Change is good

      Academy for Educational Development2014-08-15
    • "OK"

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      Former Employee - Senior Project Director in Washington, DC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Academy for Educational Development full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good at capacity development; invest in staff

      Cons

      Took the suspension lightly; Never thought they would dissolve

      Advice to Management

      No advice at this point...AED no long exist/

      Academy for Educational Development2014-03-01
    • "Great Colleagues, Top Heavy"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Academy for Educational Development full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Wonderful and smart colleagues that are passionate about the work that they do and interested in your experience.

      Cons

      Stodgy corporate culture with a lot of senior staff that are more focused on protecting their jobs than anything else.

      Advice to Management

      Invest in your junior staff as they will help your organization grow.

      Academy for Educational Development2014-02-20
    • "Large organization with so many different divisions and not a lot of communication/ movement between the."

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      Former Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Academy for Educational Development full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great location. Enthusiastic employees. Wonderful mission. Flexibility in work schedule. Very good benefits package. Lots of interesting groups.

      Cons

      Poor upper management. Difficult to move around within.

      Academy for Educational Development2014-01-31
    • "more of extra curricular activities like weekly debate,or monthly quiz competition etc"

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        Current Employee - To Teach the Children in Los Angeles, CA

        I have been working at Academy for Educational Development full-time for more than 19 years

        Pros

        wanna help physically challenge people and share the ideas together..

        Cons

        giving rules n regulation in which we can't express our view sometimes even if we are right.

        Advice to Management

        not too much rules..

        Academy for Educational Development2012-10-17
      • "Extreme corruption, serious violations of government regulations, manipulated finance reports, much misuse of funds."

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        Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Washington, DC
        Doesn't Recommend
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Academy for Educational Development

        Pros

        I wonderful mission, many good employees who were not given the opportunity to share their knowledge. Solid reputation and great potential to make a difference in the world.

        Cons

        Currupt Human Resources, serious violations of funds expenditures, very high hidden bonus to management, manipulation of budget structiures in several bids, Manipulated reports to USAID regularly on project expenditures. Senior manager taking positions overseas but still receiving the same high salary as Senior VP plus expat benefits.

        Advice to Management

        Stop the corruption. Internal politics. Allow finance managers to perform their jobs according to Federal regulations. Stop manipulation of overhead in order to win contracts from multilateral organizations and foundations.

        Academy for Educational Development2012-04-29
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