- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Checking inJun 21, 2021 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I left the organization before getting fired years ago - my first review is posted here already. (PS Most people at ACA get fired, and for no good reason). I sometimes check back in here at Glassdoor to see how things are going, if anything at ACA has changed. Sort of like checking an ex's social media. I see that nothing has changed.
The same cruel leadership and ineffective management is reflected in these reviews. Just a note to job seekers...I have thought about this organization, and my negative, scary, sad, stressful experiences there, many times. Truly. Many times. I probably needed therapy.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★Jan 20, 2017 - Program Manager in Bethesda, MDRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Love working here, we are very focused on having huge impact to stop killing of cats. For such a small team, we have had tremendous across the country in saving cats and changing laws. I am so proud of our work and my team members. I now think of them as some of my best friends. I love the dedication and passion of the executive team. They work late nights and almost every weekend.
its hard when we cant save every cat, although we try. The metro commute has been bad because of the metro work. -Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★Jan 19, 2021 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Benefits and pay, but that's it
-Leadership: The founder is prime example of founder's syndrome. She has too much control over the organization she founded, even though it has grown beyond her ability to manage. She micromanages everything, to the point of nothing getting done. That would be bad enough, but even worse is that she was horrible to employees. At best she's rude, snapping at people and making them bend to her every whim, acting like we had nothing better to do than serve her, instead of doing our real jobs. At worst, she's emotionally abusive and makes employees cry. -Work Environment: During my time there, the COO was so paranoid that she separated conversations if people were talking together for "too long." People were scared to go out to lunch together and close office doors. There's no HR department, so there is nowhere for people to go with these problems. There's also no board oversight for questionable management and financial practices. -High employee turnover: It's a fact of life. Once in the span of about five days, four people left. Two were unjustly fired and two quit and walked out on the spot, which I wish I could say was rare during my time there.Continue reading