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Association of Writers and Writing Programs Reviews

Updated August 31, 2016
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  1. "Doing good so far."

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    Current Employee - Writer in Killeen, TX
    Current Employee - Writer in Killeen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Association of Writers and Writing Programs part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    To get your story published one day. Try to make a difference in my writing. Make up my own story to fit the description.

    Cons

    The spelling is the most important thing. Just don't work without a dictionary. That way everything will turn out right.

    Advice to Management

    Just try your best to make the most of it.


  2. "Writing"

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    Current Freelancer - Writer in New York, NY
    Current Freelancer - Writer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Association of Writers and Writing Programs (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    set own schedule
    make money when write well
    meet new people

    Cons

    critics
    writing takes time
    publisher insists on schedule

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  3. "Great community"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Association of Writers and Writing Programs part-time

    Pros

    Awesome small group of people, haven't come across any office politics, paid trip to annual AWP conference, nice organization for a writer to be a part of.

    Cons

    Not the best pay-for-work value, but could be worth it depending on your life situation, future goals, etc.

    Advice to Management

    You're nice. I like you.


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  5. "AWP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place full of creative people.

    Cons

    Salary just okay. Good learning experience though.


  6. "Fantastic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -AWP's mission is strong and its employees even stronger:
    -Health and retirement benefits are generous, and even part-time employees qualify for partial tuition waivers.
    -Very flexible hours
    -Generous comp time after the annual conference and a long holiday break
    -Professional advancement opportunities are plenty--you really just need to ask!
    -Supervisors are very hands-off, so it's easy to truly take ownership of your work
    -Free books!

    Cons

    -Little room for advancement, so turnover is pretty high
    -Pay is low compared to other national nonprofits in the DC area, but actually no worse than other major literary nonprofits in the US (check their 990s and glassdoor reviews to see for yourself)

    Advice to Management

    -Continue to hire MFA student/grads--they're really your best asset to keep AWP going!


  7. "This is a wonderful place to work if you're excited about working in the literary community, but the pay is substandard."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Exposure to well-known writers, calm work environment, exciting annual conference

    Cons

    Low pay, little room for promotion

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay


  8. "I like the people I work with and tasks I do; however, poor working facilities and low salary is pushing me away."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Association of Writers and Writing Programs full-time

    Pros

    I love my friendly and knowledgeable staff and senior management never micro-manages.

    Cons

    The salary is below market and geographical location average, and no raises, perks of telecommuting, or ever any positive feedback or recognition are offered to myself or anyone in my department. Also, the facilities we work in are moldy, crowded, and constantly have severe maintenance issues that are making employees sick.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff the amount they deserve and trust them enough to offer flexible work schedules for full time employees so you end the high turnover rate.


  9. "membership services review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    meet writers and other publishing professionals at the yearly conference. lots of books available for free and a high level of intellectual conversation among staff members

    Cons

    pay is low but comparable to other non-profits. living and working in fairfax is a drag but it's nice to receive GMU benefits.

    Advice to Management

    doing a great job. keep rooting for the little man, the writer, in a world that doesn't much care about us anymore


  10. "Hit or Miss"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work/life balance for all employees. A lot of flexibility for your work schedule. Work and hours create little stress.

    Cons

    The organization offers low pay and very little room for advancement. There is a resistance to change by most employees.

    Advice to Management

    Give people more opportunities to do things they are interested in then reward them when they succeed and make the organization a better place.