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"Solid company, good people, great location"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Approves of CEO

I have been working at American Bankers Association full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great work life balance
Good location

Cons

Not a lot of opportunity for growth.

Other Employee Reviews for American Bankers Association

  1. "A Great Place to Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Bankers Association as an intern

    Pros

    Was a wonderful intern program that is burgeoning.

    Cons

    A little disorganized but that is becoming less of a problem.


  2. "Good People, Little Growth Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Bankers Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    ABA has a congenial staff, vast resources, and a great benefits package. The new CEO and his initial senior hires have been excellent and seem to have a vision of where the association is going. Anywhere in the company will help you gain wide exposure to the banking industry. The work-life balance is good.

    Cons

    Depending on group and position, there is little career growth once you figure out your job responsibilities. Senior management has tried to appease this by offering tuition payment and free classes through ABA's continuing education. This is a nice start, but it's much more of a cultural issue with management maintaining the status quo. This, of course, varies by groups. If you're an established professional with 5+ years of good experience, ABA makes sense because of name recognition and opportunity. If you're starting out your career, it's an okay place but expect to remain somewhat stagnant or look for off-ramps after a couple years if you're serious about being a professional. There are always exceptions but this seems to be a wide opinion. While the work-life balance is nice, it's a bit shocking when the entire office clears out the second it hits 5.

    Advice to Management

    There's no need to reinvite the wheel for associations but encourage innovation and contribution from younger staff. Create clearer trajectories for positions within the organization. Recognize ABA is top heavy and often stymies substantial contributions from anyone new or young. Protect ABA's brand but if you don't let staff try anything new, they will leave to somewhere ambition is rewarded. Put people in who want to be managers and care to develop young staff, don't just reward staff who stay around long enough with a management title.

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