American Council on Education - An ivory tower of higher ed professionals who would benefit from walking the streets a bit more | Glassdoor
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"An ivory tower of higher ed professionals who would benefit from walking the streets a bit more"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

ACE is well-respected in the higher ed field; terrific work-life balance; very good benefits package; smart, talented staff; great location

Cons

higher ed policy and advocacy work take top billing always while other projects can suffer from lack of leadership attention; nontransparent decisionmaking at all levels; surprisingly nonstrategic decisions; poor communication among departments and across management and leadership

Advice to Management

Consider expanding beyond the narrow pillars of your mission; take staff morale seriously--it's very low; demonstrate true strategic thinking; show genuine compassion

Other Employee Reviews for American Council on Education

  1. "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    I worked at American Council on Education full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Powerful position to create lasting policy changes, great location in DC, excellent benefits including tuition reimbursement, health insurance, PTO.

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic at times


  2. "Circus"

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

    Pros

    Benefits (vacation, sick time, health insurance, dental insurance, and retirement contributions)

    Cons

    Culture of back stabbing, political games, hypocrisy, and differential treatment.

    Advice to Management

    Get management training

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