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Jennifer L. Dorn
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  1. "Welcoming"

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      Former Employee - Intern in Alexandria, VA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at American Academy of PAs part-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Very welcoming environment, people are nice and work in small teams

      Cons

      I was unable to stay long enough to get an offer

      American Academy of PAs2019-01-16
    • "Laid back environment"

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        Former Employee - Intern - Hourly 

        I worked at American Academy of PAs part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        - Work focused on personal development rather than hard deliverables

        Cons

        - Did not often get constructive criticism/feedback from management

        American Academy of PAs2019-03-11
      • Helpful (1)

        "Toxic, dysfunctional, bullying behavior"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous in Alexandria, VA
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at American Academy of PAs full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        The PAs that they service.

        Cons

        A toxic work environment that rolls down from the top. Senior persons like to shout their credentials with little work of value to show. Departments do not communicate and spend 8 hours a day pointing blame rather than working. It’s pathetic really. This non profit is a disaster.

        Advice to Management

        Manage. Value your teams.

        American Academy of PAs2019-01-18
      • Helpful (5)

        "Be Warned - Stay Away"

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        Current Employee - Digital in Alexandria, VA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at American Academy of PAs full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Nice enough offices, no overtime - workday ends by 4:45/5p. PA themselves (who are NOT the people who work for AAPA in Alexandria) are very nice and deserving of having a better organization work on their behalf.

        Cons

        The organization for PAs is a nightmare and is embarrassingly out of date. The internal politics are unbelievably horrible. The leadership team are the worst, and the CEO is cray-cray. I don't understand how this group as they are can do anything positive for PAs. If you want to work in a place and in a role where you feel rewarded - where you like to think that everyone is focused on the same cause - look elsewhere.

        Advice to Management

        The general staff who does the heavy lifting are not your servants, who deserve to be ordered around to do only as you ask - particularly since we're not the ones pulling in the big salaries and outlandish bonuses.

        American Academy of PAs2018-10-26
      • Helpful (2)

        "The job depends entirely on your department"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at American Academy of PAs full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Work-life balance, room for growth, visibility to senior leadership

        Cons

        Many departments are cut off from each other, interdepartmental communication is lacking

        American Academy of PAs2018-02-14
      • Helpful (3)

        "The reviews speak for themselves; your experience will likely be the same."

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        Former Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at American Academy of PAs full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Flexible work environment IF you are lucky to get a boss who supports this benefit. Some of the coworkers are great. PAs in general are wonderful people to support.

        Cons

        Senior leadership is narrow-minded, not supportive of growth, and can be condescending. HIGH turnover. Conflicts of interest of senior management is rarely addressed. If you do risk addressing, be ready for your last day.

        Advice to Management

        Respect the work, effort, and ideas that your subordinates do and bring to you.

        American Academy of PAs2017-09-20
      • "Positive experience"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at American Academy of PAs full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Very flexible work environment. If you know how to advocate for yourself you can succeed here, if not you may find yourself to be a shrinking violet.

        Cons

        High turnover due to a lot of shifting priorities and no clear career paths. Some of the senior leadership can be difficult to work with.

        American Academy of PAs2017-07-25
      • Helpful (2)

        "Good people. Lots of turn over."

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I worked at American Academy of PAs full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        The people are wonderful. Lots of talent in this association.

        Cons

        Depending on your position, you could be the scapegoat. Lots of firings and letting go of people, only to "reshuffle" and replace on the regular.

        American Academy of PAs2017-07-07
      • Helpful (4)

        "Dysfunctional, Disorganized, Distasteful"

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

        I worked at American Academy of PAs full-time

        Pros

        Physician assistants are great, the pay is good, and the staff is supportive.

        Cons

        The CEO is a malignant narcissist, whose actions make for a dysfunctional and disorganized workplace. Therefore, the senior management team makes bad decision after bad decision based on fear, not industry best practices, logic, or the negative affect on staff. Little to no opportunity for advancement. Turnover is a problem. Board of Directors are in denial.

        Advice to Management

        To move beyond being a way station for talented staffers, the org needs to make substantive changes in culture and mindset. Listen to your subject matter experts, employ best practices, and be as ethical as your members expect.

        American Academy of PAs2017-06-02
      • Helpful (3)

        "Great staff, iffy management, unfortunately."

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at American Academy of PAs full-time

        Pros

        Great group of people that work here -- very talented staff in respective fields

        Cons

        The turnover rate is ridiculous and it's because of the way organizational management treats staff. Very difficult to grow in the company.

        American Academy of PAs2017-04-24
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