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"Entry level position and learned a lot about a corporate enviornement"

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Current Employee - Accountant I in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Accountant I in Chicago, IL
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Flexible with time off and benefits are great! A lot of room to learn and grow mentally and in your position but not compensated for it.

Cons

Management will tell you they will do one thing, but never actually follow thru. Communication is horrible, especially within accounting, and the director that is in charge is horrible and indecisive. It is a decent job for a year or so and if you are at the beginning of your career.

Advice to Management

Treat your employees fairly and compensate and recognize them for their accomplishments.

Other Employee Reviews for American Planning Association

  1. "An experience where you learn about how a non profit works. No direction or organization within the company."

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Accountant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoy working with my co workers and direct manager. The times are flexible overall with taking time off and if u have to leave early. Overall it's a casual environment.

    Cons

    Management expects you to do things that try have seen or done before. Even if it's not your job function they ask questions to the wrong people.

    Advice to Management

    To expect only of what can be done by management. And a key rule of thumb to lead by example which is necessary for any management position.


  2. "Stagnant company, no room from growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Non-profit. Easy going atmosphere. Everyone is very approachable and helpful. It is impossible to be fired unless you are trying. Low expectations of most people. There is a pension available if you stay long enough. 5+ year to be vested.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no room for growth. The company is full of people who have been there for more than a decade. Pay rates and benefits are atrociously outdated and completely uncompetitive. This place thrives on bottom feeders, people who have no drive and are completely content to do the same thing every day for the rest of their lives with no chance for advancement. Raises are practically unheard of. Once every few years there is a cost of living adjustment which is paltry and blatantly insulting.

    Advice to Management

    Cut 30% of the staff and spread the wealth to the ones who still have a pulse!

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