Academy for Educational Development Reviews

Updated Dec 17, 2016

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Academy for Educational Development President & CEO George Ingram
George Ingram
6 Ratings
  1. "Advisor"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     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.

  2. "Great place to work."

    4.0
    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.

  3. "VP Program Communications"

    2.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     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.

  5. "Good and Mixed"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 10 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.

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  6. "OK"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  7. "Great Colleagues, Top Heavy"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Academy for Educational Development full-time for 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.

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  8. "Large organization with so many different divisions and not a lot of communication/ movement between the."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  9. "more of extra curricular activities like weekly debate,or monthly quiz competition etc"

    4.0
    Current Employee - To Teach the Children in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Academy for Educational Development full-time for more than 10 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.

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  10. "Extreme corruption, serious violations of government regulations, manipulated finance reports, much misuse of funds."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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