American Academy of PAs - The definition of insanity... | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (6)

    "The definition of insanity..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Academy of PAs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The profession is growing by leaps and bounds, so the Academy has a chance to stay relevant even if nothing improves.

    Cons

    The definition of insanity is repeating the same process and expecting different results. The academy leadership continues to change priorities on whims, question expertise of staff, ignore staff complaints, limit advancement within the organization, and are then frustrated with mediocre results and growth, and unhappy staff. Staff, in turn, continue to voice concerns with poor management through an annual climate survey,...

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    Advice to Management

    The CEO, department heads and leaders need to get out of the weeds. It's okay if you're not an expert on absolutely everything going on in the academy, because that's why you hired talented staff. Focus on managing them to achieve goals.

    American Academy of PAs2015-02-26

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 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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