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"Like working with family"

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Current Employee - Communications Officer in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Communications Officer in Washington, DC
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at American Councils for International Education full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great people
Interesting material
downtown location
great benefits and fair pay

Cons

difficult to get promotions
not a lot of opportunity to take initiative
won't be recognized for going the extra mile

Advice to Management

recognize those who work harder and reward them!

Other Employee Reviews for American Councils for International Education

  1. "Easy-going staff, fun work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Councils for International Education full-time

    Pros

    The staff was easy-going, tolerant, understanding, welcoming, and the work evironment was casual.

    Cons

    There is not any room for innovation or growth. Things are very much dictated by the State Department.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not worth staying longer than a year or two"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Councils for International Education full-time

    Pros

    -Multicultural work environment
    -Depending on position, can be interesting work on State Department exchanges
    -A good place to get entry-level experience

    Cons

    -Directors and managers play favorites and don't value all staff contributions.
    -Pay is about 30K lower than the same job elsewhere.
    -Benefits and pay are cut to remain competitive for Federal grants. You won't be valued if you work there longer than a few years, because management will consider that your job could be done with less pay by a fresh entry-level worker. Salary is tightly budgeted from Federal grants.
    -Comp time policy is "at manager discretion" so if you land in the wrong department then you will work long hours and perhaps get only half of them back as comp time.
    -Favoritism also happens at the departmental level. Teams that bring in discretionary funding are championed by senior management, while other teams who perform well in their duties but don't have a mandate to seek out such funding are not recognized for their work, leading to poor morale.
    -Professional development opportunities are not fully funded if you are not a favorite.
    -Once you have children, work/life balance is impossible, and your manager will be sure to make it seem like your situation is an inconvenience for the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Be more inclusive and communicative with all levels of staff. Recognize your dutiful long-term employees instead of considering them a burden. Trust your staff more to handle projects and responsibilities independently without micro-managing.

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