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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not a place to be long term"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at National Science Teachers Association full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, good work-life balance, parking garage, opportunity to travel

    Cons

    No raises, no growth opportunities, management did not communicate well with lower staff.


  2. "Needs to move into the future, but stuck in the past"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at National Science Teachers Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great insurance with low premiums, free garage parking, good location to food.

    Cons

    Management is VERY stuck in the 1970's. Do what I say and don't ask questions. HR is ineffective and non-supportive.

    Advice to Management

    Move into the future by listening to new ideas. Embrace thinking out of the box. You hire smart employees, so use their strengths. Use the self-evaluation to open doors and show what management could strive towards in team building.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "NSTA REVIEW"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at National Science Teachers Association full-time

    Pros

    My opinion is to help other make a decision about working at NSTA.
    Well NSTA offers good benefits and flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    NO OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW. POOR SALARIES

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management must listen to Associate staffs


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  5. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    I found NSTA to be a rewarding and stimulating place to work. Conferences are rich with fresh and engaging topics and content. Working on conference content and content following conferences was facinating. Working at NSTA, I was exposed to so many interesting scientists, projects, and organizations. Staff members are accomplished, hard working and professional.

    Cons

    Very few cons. Personally, I am less a fan of cubicles. Many workers had cubicles while there were offices with doors on the perimeter of a large area of cubicles.

    Advice to Management

    Keep offering opportunities for professional development, staff recognition and programs that boost employee morale. No other advice as it was a good place to work.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Wonderful Mission, Mixed Advancement Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    Pros

    The National Science Teachers Association supports K-12 science teachers in becoming better at their job. The best part of working there is that you feel like you are contributing to making students in the United States more prepared to compete in college and the workplace. Also the benefits are very good--great health care especially.

    Cons

    Some of the decision makers at NSTA don't listen to those who are in the ranks. There also seems to be infighting among the senior staff. There are very few minorities employed there in anything other than secretarial positions.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to have some meetings with those in the lower positions and actually listen to them. Also get a more diverse group of people in the management.


  7. "Assistant Manager"

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. The benefits are great, the people are nice, and the work environment is very casual and relaxed.

    Cons

    They office is kind of old, and they'd planned to move, but didn't get around to it.


  8. "instructional designer"

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

    I worked at National Science Teachers Association full-time

    Pros

    No pros to report at this time.

    Cons

    Some teams were difficult to work with.


  9. "Underpaid, overworked.and unprofessional"

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

    Pros

    If you need a paycheck and want experience in the nonprofit sector, it's an option to work there short term.
    It's an option for people who are interested in STEM issues with students if you can't find a job with another group.

    Cons

    Teacher's lounge style office politics.
    There are some women on their staff who act out on their jealousy towards their co-workers. Others are malicious, tattletales, bullies, cutthroats, or like to gossip.
    Lack of diversity in middle and senior roles within the organization. This was also noted on another employer review website.
    Minorities are reprimanded more harshly than whites on staff.
    The office building is outdated.
    Staff is underpaid and overworked.
    Lack of funding to properly maintain their programs.
    Small minded thinking from leadership keeps them stuck in the past.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more men to balance out the office atmosphere.
    Improve diversity within the organization from staff to outreach.
    Improve the financial state of the organization.


  10. "Great experience in the non-profit community."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and 401k match. Leader in the science education community so well respected.

    Cons

    No major ones, salary could be more competitive.

    Advice to Management

    More communication.