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National Association for College Admission Counseling Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  1. "really depends on your team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Association for College Admission Counseling full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, some of the people are really nice, great work/life balance

    Cons

    not a lot of communication between teams, so no one is ever really sure what other departments are doing; a lot of decisions get made for employees without employee input; people don't seem to care about the mission


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Disconnected"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at National Association for College Admission Counseling full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a previous reviewer wrote, the association's mission is something everyone can get behind.
    Compressed summer schedule with every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Leadership is stagnant and stuck in the past. There is no vision. Employees lack experience in the field which also hinders progress and full understanding of work.

    Advice to Management

    Take the blinders off and stop pretending everything is ok

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to grow professionally, but not advance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly people, and a mission that everyone can get behind

    Cons

    Few internal promotions, senior management have been there for too long and could use an infusion of new ideas from a new generation of leaders

    Advice to Management

    Consistency is great, but keeping the same people at the top for too long leads newer people with great ideas to look elsewhere for growth opportunities.


  4. "management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Association for College Admission Counseling full-time

    Pros

    Great Place to be employed

    Cons

    None to my understanding as of today

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job there


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Time for a change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at National Association for College Admission Counseling full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are great.

    Cons

    The association is flat, with more managers than staff. There is no room for growth. Also, management thinks of themselves as elitist, giving employees no voice.

    Advice to Management

    You have some good staff. Listen to them, rather than lose them. People like to feel like people.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Time wasted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at National Association for College Admission Counseling full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are decent but you can find better many other places.
    Some staff are friendly but there is a lot of "mean girls" behind the back sort of chatter.
    Great government and policy department, but that is it.

    Cons

    Everything. No leeway to take initiative. No personal or professional growth. Absolutely no room for promotion.
    Technologically ANCIENT. Has a huge data team to process payments. Really?

    Advice to Management

    CHANGE. Stop repeating everything. So many of you haven't been admissions counselors or in the college admissions market for years, do you really understand the people you represent?


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    "NACAC - Stuck in the Last Decade in Workplace Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    NACAC had a very talented, dedicated and hard-working staff.

    Cons

    There was a level of secrecy throughout management operations. While there, for a little over a year, 5 people were fired and at least 8 people resigned. That is approximately 25% of the work force leaving in a year. This speaks to poor managmemet of the association. People who were fired disappeared over night. Others who left were denied promotions. It was a very unhealthy work environment.

    Advice to Management

    The senior level management was entrenched and presented themselves as an exclusive club. The CEO did not even know the name of the woman siting outside her office in the cube. She was referred to as "whatsherface." Show more respect for your employees. Listen to their ideas. Reward them when they do good work.