American Nurses Association Reviews

Updated Jan 18, 2021

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19%
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6 Ratings
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  • "Absolute joke of a work environment(in 9 reviews)

  • "Often feels chaotic due to high turnover, constant changes, and lack of effective communication from management and HR(in 6 reviews)

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  1. COVID-19

    "Supportive Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RN Analyst in Silver Spring, MD
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Nurses Association full-time

    Pros

    Invested in employee development Engaged Managers Friendly staff that become your work family Flexible hours offered for members with family d/t COVID ad home schooling WFH opportunities

    Cons

    Slow to change sometimes. Can feel like they hold a lot of meetings before making a final decision. Transparency between higher levels has been an issue in the past, but they are working on it.

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  2. "Great companies"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Nurses Association full-time

    Pros

    ANA has a great CEO and future outlook of the organization is bright

    Cons

    unfortunately, there is limited career mobility and trajectory here


  3. Helpful (2)

    "EPMO is a big joke (AVOID AT ANY COST)"

    2.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Nurses Association full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Close to shops, restaurants and metro station

    Cons

    IT department is run horribly by mediocre management. There's constant battle between management as to who will control IT. EPMO likes to control, bully and harass the staff and despites numerous complaints to HR about it, the same has continued. Bright and talented staff leaves as there are serious incompetency issues and innovative ideas as blocked from time to time. If you don't want to become an assistant to the EPMO and be controlled and micromanaged, I would avoid this department at all cost. Due to Incompetency issues within management, they will throw you under the bus and make you scapegoats for their mistakes. Management doesn't care about the staff and despite multiple feedbacks, no action is taken.

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "I would re-think applying before working here..."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General 

    I have been working at American Nurses Association full-time

    Pros

    Large organization with experienced nurses.

    Cons

    Poor upper management. Lack of diversity in leadership positions within organization. Poor work life balance

  5. Helpful (3)

    "Run far, far away!!!"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Temporary Employee in Silver Spring Station, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Nurses Association full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Close to shops and metro.

    Cons

    Ralnah is a horrible manager and even worse at managing her staff. The worst.

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  6. Helpful (5)

    "“Values”"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at American Nurses Association full-time

    Pros

    As recent events have made clear nurses are invaluable, too often unsung heroes of the American health care system. Working on their behalf is a privilege. The benefits are very good -- which is why it's perplexing that management tried to diminish them in the most recent labor contract negotiation (thankfully without success for the most part). There are talented people here working hard to move nurses and the nursing profession forward.

    Cons

    Some amount of turnover is par for the course but the aggressively high turnover here exacerbates day-to-day frustrations, which frequently start with managers who are in over their head. Organizational charts are realigned without meaningful dialogue involving those who will be impacted. ANA claims to value empowerment, inclusion, and trust. These are laudable values but often ring hollow with the rank and file. State associations are rightly skeptical of how ANA conducts itself and the specter of additional groups de-affiliating can paralyze.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Do yourself a favor and apply elsewhere!"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certificate Specialist in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Nurses Association full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Close to the metro station.

    Cons

    Cliquey. Bullying. Low wages. Costly benefits. No growth potential. Too many to name.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at American Nurses Association full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good health care and benefits. Generous vacation package. Unionized. High value on professional development and continuing education for employees. A lot of promotion opportunities.

    Cons

    Depending on department there can been some serious conflicts with management. Often feels chaotic due to high turnover, constant changes, and lack of effective communication from management and HR.

  9. Helpful (8)

    "The most toxic office culture I've EVER experienced in my career!"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Nurses Association full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The location in Downtown Silver Spring is the ONLY pro about this place!

    Cons

    If I knew in the interviewing process what I know now, I would've NEVER accepted a position here! This place has the most toxic office culture/environment that I've ever experienced, and I've experienced my fair share! One would think that an association representing one of the most caring professions would be better than this! I was thoroughly hoodwinked during the interviewing process! Let's start at the top and work down through the departments. The Executive office is laughable at best and highly dysfunctional at worse! The many reviews mentioning the gossiping is correct and, unfortunately, it seems that a certain support member of the Executive office is the epicenter of it all! But that's not the only negative associated with the Executive office: apparently there's a manager that everyone seems terrified of for one reason or another as its said this manager is very insecure and abuses her power to make sure no one crosses or rises above her. Be wary of this department! The HR department is in shambles, one of the worse I've ever experienced and its a wonder how its able to at least half way function in the manner it does. Supposedly new leadership was put in place just before I started here, maybe the department will start to function better shortly. But in the meantime, the entire department needs to be reacquainted with what it means to be an HR professional and the do's and absolute don't's that come along with calling oneself an HR professional! The IT department is lacking, which is confusing since it is a sizeable department in regards to workforce. All other departments seems to be functioning in dysfunction, as evidenced by the bickering, complaining and gossiping one is sure to hear within their first month with the organization. Previous reviews mentioned this company being in shambles due to financial issues it was having a short few years ago. That doesn't seem to be the case. I blind man can see that issue is that fact that the organization is complacent with what is actually going on in the company and refuses to root out the rotten apples who, willingly, sabotage the organization with their actions. Do yourself a favor and go in the opposite direction of this organization!

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  10. Helpful (8)

    "Negative Reviews are not from disgruntled employees"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Nurses Association full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Location is ideal. Tons of great restaurants and shopping nearby and very close to metro 2. Some colleagues really want to help Nurses and have great ideas to move ANA into this century. 3. Pay is great!

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there are ALOT! It is very much a popularity contest here. Everything stated in the review entitled "welcome back to high school" is on point. ANA leadership is too antiquated and move far too slowly on changes. Strategic planning takes far too long. Exec leaders are too entwined with day to day work and should focus on high level tasks. Leaders also do not allow their employees to shine nor is there any empowerment. Laughing at the values because there is no innovation or empowerment here. Past survey showed what employees truly feel about the organization. Technology is antiquated also. Nurses who are NOT leadership or management absolutely loathe the ANA and makes it hard to want to do a good job because ANA is not for the regular nurses. Benefits are pretty horrible. Medical is very expensive and the metro benefits are just pre-tax. Most health organizations do offer paid metro. Some leaders act as overseers on a plantation rather than leaders. I would not recommend this organization for anyone looking to ACTUALLY excel in their industry and/or not be stressed with the gossipy work culture. And HR is not to be trusted. If you just want to coast and don't mind never moving up, then this is the place for you.

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