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"It's an average place to work if you have no career ambition and just want to work 8 to 5."

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Current Employee - Coordinator in Alexandria, VA
Current Employee - Coordinator in Alexandria, VA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Benefits are decent, although the medical benefits seem to be not as great as years past... The time off is fantastic and shorter hours are a plus (7.5 hour days, although not everyone gets them). The flex time is nice, as well. There is usually a Christmas bonus, but it has been cut back due to the economic downturn. They also offer some professional development benefits and there are a few association events, such as ice cream socials and the opportunity to play on sports teams, which are nice. Some departments have the option to work from home on some days, which is also pleasant. Just like any other place, some management is great and others are lacking (my direct supervisor is great).

Cons

Promotions are few and rare, no matter your caliber! All of the offices politics can be tricky and the atmosphere can be cliquey. As a young professional, working with ex-teachers can be frustrating because it is difficult to stop them from trying to lecture you. They aren't very open to learning technology and are very stuck in marketing to the same target market (which will all be retiring in 5-10 years). It also takes a very long time to get some requests done, as some employees seem to be in cruise control while in the office. It's difficult to stay motivated, unless you get in a position that you like right away.

Advice to Management

Management should be encouraged to promote more often, as they are beginning to see a higher turn over among the entry-level employees (when continuous hard work goes unnoticed). The company should also consider new markets, since social media can be done at a relatively low price.

Other Employee Reviews for Association for Supervision

  1. "Great Internship Experience"

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

    I worked at Association for Supervision as an intern

    Pros

    Leadership, CEO, Coworkers, Environment, Community

    Cons

    Too much sitting and waiting at times

    Advice to Management

    Expand the Internship Program to longer length of time and offer full-time employment as an option for exceptional performance


  2. "Great colleagues, management is transitioning"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Association for Supervision full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent HR department-very professional staff. They work hard and it shows, ASCD finds great talent so that more often than not, your colleagues are intelligent and enjoyable to work with. Wonderfully flexible and progressive on the issue of teleworking. If you have children, this is a company that will support you.

    Cons

    The company itself feels a bit like a sinking ship, but they are working to solve this problem. Part of this has to do with management, some of which are vastly out of touch with current trends, but ASCD seems to be radically restructuring, so this may be sorted with time.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time in the industry/with newer staff to get fresher ideas, products, and procedures; the continual decline in revenue seems to be causing an even greater sense of desperation so that the original ASCD mission is blurred by the marked urgency to regain its own footing in the industry. Upper management needs a better handle on industry trends.

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