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America World Adoption Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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  1. "Great Company; Getting Better"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Family Coordinator in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Family Coordinator in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at America World Adoption full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family-like atmosphere, opportunities to grow and learn and have a purposeful job. Working as part of a team and having their support as you also support them is extremely rewarding. Company lunches and birthday parties also contribute to building lasting friendships.

    Cons

    Upper management can sometimes not have a clear direction on certain projects or programs. Moving forward can take a lot of time (unnecessarily) so that every senior-level staff member is onboard - even if it has nothing to do with his/her own department(s). As with all small companies, sometimes you are required to wear many different hats throughout the day without additional support or compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing! This is a great company, in large part due to your contributions, but try not to get distracted by issues that don't ultimately concern your day-to-day.


  2. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at America World Adoption full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great mission

    Cons

    Little room for advancement

  3. "Flexible, Family Friendly environment"

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

    Pros

    AWAA has become very family focused with good work/life balance. Small office where people know each other well. Great people work here.

    Cons

    Top down approach when it comes to management and the decisions made.

    Advice to Management

    It would be ideal if staff advice from surveys, strategic planning meetings, etc. was adhered to and decisions made with these thoughts in mind.


  4. "FC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good colleagues and good mission

    Cons

    Low pay and low budget


  5. "AWAA is an incredible organization that allows employees to do life changing work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Family Coordinator in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Family Coordinator in McLean, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    The work that you are able to do in matching orphans with families is very fulfilling.

    Cons

    The salary is not what it could be.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication is a must, and understanding of bounardries between personal life and work needs to be worked on.


  6. "professional, organized, nice working environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Family Coordinator
    Current Contractor - Family Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at America World Adoption as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    professional, organized, my supervisor has done a good job training me, they understand the life of a working mother, strive to give good customer service to families, have integrity in adoption.

    Cons

    so far i have not had many problems. they have done a bit of internal organizing that seems to happen a bit frequently, but it isnt so hard


  7. "a place I enjoy working at!"

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    Current Employee - Home Study Coordinator
    Current Employee - Home Study Coordinator
    Recommends

    Pros

    Christ centered work environment, supportive staff, rewarding job.

    Cons

    as a contract worker, work load can be very unpredictable