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American Dental Education Association Reviews

Updated April 26, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work with smart, hardworking fun loving folks"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Dental Education Association full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative atmosphere, opinions valued. They care about the ADEA family.

    Cons

    High pressure atmosphere might lead to folks being hit hard for making an error.

    Advice to Management

    Consider joining everyone else in really pushing flex schedules, telecommuting, etc. You have rolled out the policies, but no one is really adopting said policies. I think it will take the two senior managers rolling it out with their staff in order to get others to adopt it.


  2. "Could Do Better"

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

    I worked at American Dental Education Association full-time

    Pros

    35-hour work week was nice. Good location close to Mt. Vernon metro. Occasional catered meals, Christmas party, etc. Really nice 10% salary match for retirement after the first year.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for internal advancement. Low-level staff are not valued for their service or expertise. Little effort to invest in the professional development of staff. CEO would occasionally say insensitive or nonsensical things in staff meetings. Little receptivity to staff feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people better.

  3. "Overall a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Dental Education Association full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, especially dental care, are good

    Cons

    Opportunity for growth is limited. Lacks flexibility which impacts work/life balance.


  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at American Dental Education Association full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits. Nice office.

    Cons

    Painfully boring office. Vertical structure. No cost of living salary increases.


  5. "leadership position"

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

    I worked at American Dental Education Association full-time

    Pros

    Pretty good work-life balance for those in program positions

    Cons

    Lack of a share vision with constituents


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start my career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Dental Education Association full-time

    Pros

    - A lot of room to grow
    - Friendly work environment

    Cons

    - Lots of changes in senior management over the past few years has created a lot of turnover


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to start but not grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Dental Education Association full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    35-hour workweek
    Diverse group of people
    Fun holiday parties

    Cons

    Not transparent
    No room for growth
    No stability
    Fear of change
    Terrible prioritizing--everything is seen as important when it's not
    Poor followthrough with ideas
    Fear of confrontation

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff--when there are multiple complaints about a person, they should be removed. A lot of change with upper management seriously dropped company morale and led to firings of longtime staff and a feeling of dread within office.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Overall 2.5 Stars- amazing co-workers, but upper management does not invest in employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Dental Education Association full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly community, everyone is warm and welcoming. Amazing new office space. Office has a relaxed and laid back feel, most people are out the door by 4pm.

    Cons

    No room for growth, very rare that employees get promoted. Most open positions are given to external hires. Little in terms of professional development with lower level staff. Upper management is trying to create a "culture of trust" but is more focused on how to build trust within the upper management than actually involving lower-level employees into the equation.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building trust within all of the organization, not just within upper management. Org is too hierarchical--give more autonomy to employees and trust that they are able to do their job. Also, the fact that the president checks name badges before meetings is a bit ridiculous. More proof that upper management does not trust employees.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Solid company, constant growth and great benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Meetings Manager
    Former Employee - Meetings Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Dental Education Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid company - in existence for over 30 years
    Constant growth - continues to add new programs and initiatives
    Great benefits - generous vacation, sick and personal time off, tuition reimbursement, company paid dental benefits, gym membership reimbursement,etc.

    Cons

    Depending on position, work-life balance may become an issue. It really depends on the division and supervisor.


  10. "Working to improve oral health care."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lobbyist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Lobbyist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Poor Management at the Senior level.

    Advice to Management

    Respect staff eliminate polarization.


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