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Americas Society/Council of the Americas Reviews

Updated November 23, 2016
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  1. "Promotions"

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    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great organization, thumbs up

    Cons

    Not-for-profits move at a slow pace, initiatives take a long time to develop and implement

    Advice to Management

    Incentivize volunteerism and reward project completion


  2. "Programs Associate"

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    Former Employee - Program Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Program Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Americas Society/Council of the Americas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Networking with and exposure to high level officials in the public and private sectors, decent amount of vacation and days off, gain knowledge of policy issues in the Americas

    Cons

    Low salary, especially for living costs in New York City. Not many options for upward mobility/career advancement.


  3. "AS/COA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Americas Society/Council of the Americas full-time

    Pros

    Great place to develop a network and profile in Washington and Latin America

    Cons

    Limited room to grow in small organization


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  5. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Americas Society/Council of the Americas full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, including vacation days, and time flexibility.

    Cons

    N/A for now. Will inform later,


  6. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Assistant to the Music Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant to the Music Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Americas Society/Council of the Americas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Terrific benefits
    -Great time off
    -Lots of vacation time
    -Forward thinking

    Cons

    -Small departments
    -Not a lot of infrastructure


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Americas Society/Council of the Americas (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great people and environment
    -Espresso machine
    -Great opportunities for interns, my team was very encouraging and allowed me to be involved with very cool projects
    -Very interesting work overall

    Cons

    -Little job openings so not a lot of growth opportunities


  8. "AS/COA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Americas Society/Council of the Americas (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good office environment; interesting opportunities to attend various events; people from various backgrounds brings diversity; great benefits; flexible hours; young people

    Cons

    Senior management will listen but will rarely take any action when it comes to recommendations; You really have to push for change here; The same people get away with the same things; Some departments are prioritized over others


  9. "Good web team intern experience"

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    Former Intern - Communications Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Communications Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Americas Society/Council of the Americas as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people here are so nice and supportive. Although I was not able to stay for very long as an intern, I am still in touch for dozens of people from ASCOA. I can't think of any other internship where I made those kind of deep connections. Plus, they pay their interns.

    Cons

    Like at many non-profits, there is not a lot of room always for advancement. A job is by no means guaranteed after an internship - only if a position happens to open up while you were there.

    Advice to Management

    Because most of the interns are post-college, perhaps have a more guided system to help them find employment after the internship.


  10. "Workplace needs improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome people and teams.

    Welcoming atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lack of integration in different efforts among different work groups.

    No area for younger employees with an ability to move up the ranks

    Advice to Management

    Fire employees who are not doing much in certain teams.

    Provide room for professional employee growth.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work after college"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Americas Society/Council of the Americas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good stepping stone, amazing benefits and 401k. Summer Fridays during the month of August.

    Cons

    The salaries are meager and there are some very shady characters and situations -e.g. most of the funds and attention go to the policy department instead to the cultural programs. Also since this is a very small office there are very small possibilities of growth.

    Advice to Management

    There is no actual HR department which unfortunately allows certain situations to go unresolved (like verbally abusive bosses). There should be annual reviews (never did one while I was there).