American Academy of PAs - Dysfunctional, Disorganized, Distasteful | Glassdoor
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    "Dysfunctional, Disorganized, Distasteful"

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

    I worked at American Academy of PAs full-time

    Pros

    Physician assistants are great, the pay is good, and the staff is supportive.

    Cons

    The CEO is a malignant narcissist, whose actions make for a dysfunctional and disorganized workplace. Therefore, the senior management team makes bad decision after bad decision based on fear, not industry best practices, logic, or the negative affect on staff. Little to no opportunity for advancement. Turnover is a problem. Board of Directors are in denial.

    Advice to Management

    To move beyond being a way station for talented staffers, the org needs to make substantive changes in culture and mindset. Listen to your subject matter experts, employ best practices, and be as ethical as your members expect.

    American Academy of PAs2017-06-02

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Welcoming"

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      Former Employee - Intern in Alexandria, VA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at American Academy of PAs part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Very welcoming environment, people are nice and work in small teams

      Cons

      I was unable to stay long enough to get an offer

      American Academy of PAs2019-01-16
    • "Very stressful and unpleasant work environment"

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      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at American Academy of PAs full-time

      Pros

      PAs are pleasant, hardworking people who seem to appreciate the efforts of staff. Alexandria location isn't bad.

      Cons

      Senior management is moody, distrustful, and relies entirely too much on the input of hired consultants, including some who have a hand in every decision made by the CEO. Recently, due to prior bad real estate decisions, the office had to be redesigned in order to accomodate the large number of new hires. A difficult work environment was made worse when all cubicles (everyone except the very senior management is in...

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      Advice to Management

      Trust your team to do the job they were hired to do. Stop micromanaging every little decision. Choose one priority and stick with it.

      American Academy of PAs2019-04-17

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