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American Nurses Association Reviews

Updated Jun 7, 2019

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2.5
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33%
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61%
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Loressa Cole
3 Ratings
Pros
  • "I worked at ANA for more than a year and it was a great experience- good team and leaders(in 12 reviews)

  • "Good benefits but those may be reduced soon due to financial problems plaguing the organization(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "ANA has too many former nurses turned program managers ho should have stayed nurses(in 17 reviews)

  • "Staff do not trust HR or leadership to handle the bad work environment because people sense that it is about being friends with leadership and HR(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Review of the American Nurses Association"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Nurses Association full-time

    Pros

    Positive and professional working environment, that focuses on employee engagement and collaboration. A great place to work!

    Cons

    Thus far, all experiences have been positive.

    American Nurses Association2018-12-13
  2. "Too many blockages from management to get the work done"

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

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

    Pros

    Huge emphasis upon professional development, chance to work within an organization with national visibility, decent benefits, strong commitment to work/life balance for all employees.

    Cons

    Huge divide between managers/directors/executives and average employees, many teams work independently in silos and do not collaborate, large demand for specialized talent but continuously hire relatively inexperienced personnel (or over-qualified personnel) who leave shortly after being hired.

    Advice to Management

    While there are many efforts to improve the company culture with enterprise values and working groups, none of those solutions solve the real problems: most of the current leadership does not work well together and they themselves do not have the expertise needed to be managing teams or departments. Good talent does not want to stay at an organization where the various pieces that make up the enterprise are unable to...

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    American Nurses Association2019-06-07
  3. "Mission, Values, and Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I’ve been give opportunities to grow and had challenging work which has helped me to grow professionally. I feel appreciated for the work that I do, and that the work actually matters. The compensation and benefits are really good. Work life balance is of employees is respected. There are real efforts organizationally to address challenges. In my experience I have been treated respectfully and find that it’s actually...

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    Cons

    It can be difficult to balance the goals for three different entities that all work together. Organizationally it’s hard to stop doing work that isn’t successful. It can be bureaucratic and difficult to advance ideas. It sometimes feels overly political. The experience can differ based on your manager.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make progress on organizational values and make sure to hold people accountable.

    American Nurses Association2018-10-20
  4. "decent benefits but not worth working here to get them"

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

    I worked at American Nurses Association full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and location. Some people who care about mission

    Cons

    management, value hype (good for employees but not managers and above)

    American Nurses Association2018-09-26
  5. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Nurses Association full-time

    Pros

    An inclusive environment that embraces diversity. Mission focused organization working to improve the work lives of nurses and improve patient care. Newly named CEO is exceptional and is already moving to the organization to a great place!

    Cons

    Like any organization, transition in leadership is creating a new culture. It’s both good and bad in that the future is incredibly bright, but change is difficult for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep of the new track the new CEO is setting!

    American Nurses Association2018-07-11
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Toxic Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits but those may be reduced soon due to financial problems plaguing the organization.

    Cons

    ANA has too many former nurses turned program managers ho should have stayed nurses. The 2.2 rating doesn't due it justice as many negative reviews, including one I added have been deleted. The Aug. 2 positive review is especially odd given that it happened one day after a round of layoffs. The culture is toxic and a great amount of time is spent covering your butt as back stabbing and finger point among middle and senior...

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    Advice to Management

    Start replacing the VPs who have permitted the toxic culture and crack down on bullying. Bring in more people who understand how to run a business.

    American Nurses Association2018-04-18
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Good Values Not Upheld"

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

    I worked at American Nurses Association full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, decent sense of community

    Cons

    Although the organization developed great values to guide the workplace culture (Joy, Creativity, Trust, Respect, Excellence, Empowerment, Collaboration) they are unprepared to enforce these values when they are violated by upper management. The IT Department is in shambles due to heinous and disrespectful management at the top. Simply awful functional and emotional management where projects and operations suffered, and...

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    Advice to Management

    Uphold the values! Why have them if you are unwilling to uphold them? Also dislike the increased use of contractors over a longer period of time. The contractor feels like they 'don't belong' do not get the benefits of their full-time colleagues, which creates imbalance and hurts team cohesion and motivation over time.

    American Nurses Association2018-03-17
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Nurses Association full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Office is closed the week between Christmas and New Years. Depending on who your supervisor is-you can have great work life balance.

    Cons

    Financial difficulties have resulted in recent layoffs. Other employees have to take up the slack for those employees who are gone, with no increase in salary. A large turnover in staff (laid off, and people who have quit) in the past 6 months. Low morale of staff. No chance for professional growth within the organization. It is very difficult to advance job wise.

    Advice to Management

    You are going to lose more people if you don't appreciate them more.

    American Nurses Association2018-02-13
  9. Helpful (4)

    "A great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked at ANA for more than a year and it was a great experience- good team and leaders. A mission- driven organization for the most part. Going through a lot of change right now but headed in the right direction.

    Cons

    Every organization has its cons - and one of the biggest here is that some employees focus too much on the cons at times which creates obstacles to change and forward movement. It really is a good place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on going with the changes you are putting in place. Recruit forward-thinking individuals with a positive outlook on business and life.

    American Nurses Association2018-02-04
  10. Helpful (8)

    "Awful culture, made me depressed"

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

    I worked at American Nurses Association full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The best parts are the mission and the benefits, which are in jeopardy due to financial trouble across the org

    Cons

    Working at ANA genuinely made me depressed. The staff are made to join a union that is mismanaged and led by people looking to collect an easy paycheck. The line dividing staff in the union and “managers” is more like a chasm and the culture suffers for it greatly. It’s a shame that an org that runs programs aimed at improving workplace culture for nurses (Magnet, Pathway) has miserable employees and high turnover. Negligence...

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    Advice to Management

    To the board: Leaders need to be held accountable for bad reviews high turnover. Your strategic plan can never be achieved when all the talent flies the coop.

    American Nurses Association2018-03-17
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