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Updated November 1, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed Every Day of it!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Really felt like you were around family. Great work/life balance, they allowed me to take ownership of my work, without micromanaging me. The company really cares for its people, and upper management was great to me.

    Cons

    I can't really think of a downside worth mentioning. They try their best to make it a great place to work and actually care about feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Great place!


  2. "Stay far away from this toxic environment filled with zombies"

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

    I worked at American Payroll Association full-time

    Pros

    None that I can even think of.

    Cons

    Horrible micromanaging, very low pay, terrible health insurance, stultifying work.

  3. "Great company with lots of growth potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at American Payroll Association full-time

    Pros

    Great Company with lots of opportunities to improve your skills!

    Cons

    Working for a non-profit there is always the worry about the bottom line, so change can be slow with implementation of new technology.


  4. "Work Hard, Have Fun"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Support Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Support Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Payroll Association full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Paid leave for most holidays
    Lots of paid time off
    Quick sick time accrual
    Great atmosphere to work in
    Lots of free lunches
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Longevity of employees means little chance of advancement
    Pay less than average for higher skill positions
    Slow to change or innovate


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Good work / bad pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Payroll Association full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    love the staff; good work environment; mostly rewarding work (but upper management will take credit for your hardwork)

    Cons

    worked multiple positions at the same time for many years but when inquired about an increase was told it was not in the budget. When I left, they gave the person that replaced me more money with only being with them for a very short amount of time.

    Advice to Management

    review your salaries. many employees do more than just their job - but do not get rewarded


  6. "Underrated"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, Benefits, Very Family Friendly, I enjoy coming to work everyday. Best job I've ever had.

    Cons

    None really, this place is as good as you make it, Some of the negative reviews I notice are not about the San Antonio office, which is a solid place to work. Compensation could be higher, but money is not everything. Can't put a price on work/life balance.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place for Generation Xers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people at APA, it is like a family, the benefits are rely generous for a small company.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Management has little to know idea of day to day operations. Some senior directors run other business while working at APA.

    Values are not practiced and Mission is very vague.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate your leadership and embrace Generation X employees.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Payroll Association (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, location, supportive team; experiential learning

    Cons

    Poor Leadership; gossipy management that is overly concerned with the employees personal lives

    Advice to Management

    focus on what is important rather then who is the most popular


  9. Helpful (1)

    "I really enjoy how this company cares for its employees."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership is so supportive and helpful for improving skills. Compensation is good and great to see that great work performance is acknowledged and rewarded. Opportunities are available to grow in the company. Amenities such as beverages, fitness center and classes are available.

    Cons

    Some moments of stress due to jobs stacking on top of each other, miscommunication or by deadlines being pressed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue having great communication with your employees, encourage their work and help them improve their skills with constructive and positive criticism. Be a "DO-er" and not just a "TALK-er", meaning to participate with and help out your employee if needed to help boost moral and manager-employee relationship.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Dream job to start, but the cons started to outweigh the pros after several years. Egos definitely got in the way."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Middle Management in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Payroll Association full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Incredible benefits and salary. Great inter-office experiences and support, as well as multiple travel opportunities and excellent interaction with members of the association. "Congress", though stressful, always the highlight of the year. Great vacation and leave policies, as well as yearly salary increases truly based on actual performance and not on seniority or favoritism.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a bit skewed and quite demanding for middle management. Some exempt employees are expected to pull off miracles after months and months of planning for certain events. Lots of upper management dropping the ball to be picked up at the last minute by middle management which often resulted in cost overruns which could have been easily projected had the upper management personnel been tuned in and paying attention. Lots of wasteful spending on certain "creature comforts" for upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that employees are people too, and not just another person who gets a weekly paycheck. Engage and TRULY listen.


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