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"Think twice before working for PVA"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

flexibility, ability to work independently

Cons

no internal communication, no feedback on initiatives, little explanation of direction, little flex scheduling or telecommuting

Advice to Management

be honest with staff

Other Employee Reviews for Paralyzed Veterans of America

  1. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexibility and project management skills

    Cons

    Downtown traffic; no room for growth or career advancement


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    "Toxic Work Environment"

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

    I have been working at Paralyzed Veterans of America full-time

    Pros

    The altruistic mission, and some nice colleagues.

    Cons

    The organization operates in a shabby DC headquarters with a secretive, non-communicative, top-down 1950’s management style based on intimidation, micro-management, distrust, and antagonism. Collaboration and innovation are strongly discouraged, and employees are not valued. The overpaid, under-performing, and self-promoting department managers are sadly out of touch. Telecommuting is not permitted, and employee work schedules are not flexible. Vacations and personal time off are discouraged, and work-life balance is askew. The organization has a shockingly high annual turnover rate with a constant revolving door. Conscientious, enthusiastic, intelligent employees are regularly thrown under the bus, predictably leaving when the spirit-crushing PVA culture that seeks to destroy self-esteem becomes apparent.

    Advice to Management

    You must question why 50-75% annual turnover rates are the norm, and sideline the long term department managers who treat employees with hostility and disrespect. Value and trust your colleagues, encourage full collaboration, and take advantage of the organizational brain trust. Welcome innovation and new ideas to bring the organization into the 21st century. Incorporate modern HR and workplace practices. Top managers must open their eyes and realize that replacing valuable employees every six months is wasteful, costly, and destroys morale.

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