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"Ok if you like to be stagnant"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

Pros

People are really nice and genuine, great work life balance, and flexible work schedules, great benefits as well!

Cons

No career growth or promotion potential.

Other Employee Reviews for American Nurses Association

  1. "Noble Cause, but Poorly Managed"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at American Nurses Association as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The cause-promoting the health of all Americans and advocating for the nursing field-is a noble one. The ANA means well and really wants to be a major player in health care.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, this is an organization stuck in 1988. The biggest challenge-accountability. No one is expected to perform high-quality work. This stifles people who actually want to do a good job.

    Also, having a meaningful mission does no good if you don't have the personnel to fulfill that mission. Leadership means well, but they're all current or former nurses, who don't have the business savvy to run an association. Government relations means well, but we don't have the clout on the Hill that we should. Membership? There are 3.6 million nurses in the U.S., but nowhere near that many members.

    You will walk in here and expect people to meet deadlines and turn in decent work. You will be shocked at first when it doesn't happen. You will ask yourself, "How can this be? How can this person still be employed here when they obviously don't care?" And then you will either stop caring yourself or you will leave.

    Advice to Management

    Enough with the employee surveys and pretty posters with HR buzz words. Hold people accountable. Stop letting the union dictate your ability to bring quality onboard. Also, hold yourselves accountable. If you don't know how to run a business, hire people who can.

    ANA can be a great organization. But if it continues to be run by current/former nurses with no sense for business, it has a bleak future.


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    "Dread going to work..."

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

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

    Pros

    Location, benefits, hours, flexibility and work/life balance

    Cons

    Bullying allowed by management
    Directors don't protect staff
    Racial tension
    Lack of diversity in senior management
    Leadership does not live the values
    Minorities held to different standards

    Advice to Management

    - Dismiss directors leading departments with high turnover...where there's smoke, there's fire
    - Diversify your leadership...no minority leading a department in 2017 is glaring
    -Hold directors accountable for living values

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