American Academy of PAs - Constant challenges turn into constant stress | Glassdoor
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    "Constant challenges turn into constant stress"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Academy of PAs full-time

    Pros

    The people are smart, friendly and passionate about PAs.

    Cons

    AAPA is in a turnaround situation that puts a lot of pressure on the revenue streams. They motivate staff with fear, stretch goals and a very poor performance review/promotion process.

    Advice to Management

    Create a standardized orientation and supervisory training program so all departments operate under the same expectations. Also, make the tough decisions about where staff time should be allocated instead of trying to make all things possible. Lastly, do something about the high turnover rate!

    American Academy of PAs2014-04-18

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  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 less 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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      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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