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Jennifer L. Dorn
19 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Growing pains"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at American Academy of PAs full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    There are great, hard working people, active, engaged members, good benefits and a solid work-life balance. A lot of great people have made their career at AAPA, giving it a family feel.

    Cons

    Growing pains following some EVP churn seem to be going on for longer than necessary. Job stability seems to be a thing of the past.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people. They are doing great work, but a formerly stable place to work now seems tumultuous.

    American Academy of PAs2014-03-20
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Lots of accountability, none of the resources you need for success."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pay is okay. Most of the lower level staff is pretty nice and welcoming. There are several relatively cheap parking lots nearby. Plenty of vacation and sick time off.

    Cons

    Upper management runs people into the ground by constantly chasing new projects and initiatives. You are saddled with new responsibilities constantly, no matter how much you already are doing. Lots of projects are pushed by management who have no idea of the technical details involved. Staff morale is terrible and nobody at the top seems to care. Your time is NEVER a consideration when you are given a task.

    Advice to Management

    Take some management and IT classes. It is difficult to be lectured about technology by people who have no idea how to do basic things on their own computers. Do not tell staff to start major projects unless you are serious about seeing them through. Stop constantly jumping to the next thing. Treat staff time as a limited resource.

    American Academy of PAs2014-03-13
  3. Helpful (4)

    "A case study in how not to run a business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Excellent sick/overtime. All federal holidays are off. Staff are pretty friendly. Good 401k matching and it is 100% vested. Metro benefits. Nice office space.

    Cons

    The company is very top heavy. It feels like every other person is a Director, Senior Director, Manager, etc. Senior management will spend lots of time shifting responsibility and blame, but are quick to pass off the achievements of their subordinates as their own. There has been a huge surge in outsourcing (to friends) and external hiring (of friends) while long-time employees are ignored. People are routinely fired...

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    Advice to Management

    They wouldn't listen to the advice anyway.

    American Academy of PAs2013-11-07
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great people to work with, terrible leadership to work under"

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

    I worked at American Academy of PAs full-time

    Pros

    Many kind and intelligent people on staff. Freedom to be yourself in the workplace. Can usually get help from employees willing to work together.

    Cons

    Terrible treatment of employees by upper management. Many employees are let go on the spot with no warning. Nothing is done to fix problems the staff may be facing, like too much work. No way to work up into higher positions, they just hire their friends from other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring outside and hiring your friends and bringing in people with no familiarity with the company and making the staff under them have to constantly adjust and regroup.

    American Academy of PAs2013-10-08
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Too much churn to meet strategic goals"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at American Academy of PAs

    Pros

    good benefits. good colleages, good location by metro

    Cons

    upper management churn and lack of cohesive team work

    Advice to Management

    Need stability to make strategic goals, and the staff needs to feel support from above for projects and daily work.

    American Academy of PAs2011-10-20
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Turn Around Situation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working for and with Physician Assistants is truly rewarding. The staff are energetic. The new CEO has great vision and fortitude.

    Cons

    Lots of change. Competiting priorities. Prior leadership made a number of poor management decisions which resulted in declining membership and revenues.

    Advice to Management

    Focus. Reward. Respect

    American Academy of PAs2012-11-08
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Run- Don't Walk from this Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in
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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Academy of PAs full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Benefits provided are just ok.

    Cons

    Place is cursed by one bad CEO after the next. Organization does not provide anything needed by membership and then wonders why membership is declining while PAs expand in number. Senior Leaders do not let employees lead projects or make decisions. Place operates as slow moving dictatorship.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to value employees. Create culture of ownership.

    American Academy of PAs2012-09-04
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