- Former Employee★★★★★
Would not recommend working hereMay 30, 2015 - Manager in Bethesda, MDRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
While I was able to work for an animal-related nonprofit (my dream come true), unfortunately ACA has a very toxic work environment and I would not recommend working there. The major pro is that the mission is wonderful, and employees are dedicated to supporting that mission.
Toxic work environment-- leadership does not trust employees and thinks that employees are not smart or capable. Leadership gossips about employees with other employees regularly. Programs and initiatives are launched then abandoned as leadership loses focus and decides to do other things.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