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26 days ago

Research Assistant, Early Childhood Development

Child Trends Bethesda, MD

Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that provides valuable information and insights on the well-being of children and youth. For… Glassdoor

25 days ago

Research Analyst

Child Trends Bethesda, MD

Child Trends is seeking Research Assistants and Research Analysts to assist projects in Early Childhood Development, Child Welfare, and Youth… Glassdoor

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    Smart people, who are also nice! A great place to grow.

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    Child Trends is a good place to work, especially for the DC area - people are a lot nicer than I've heard they are elsewhere. There are good flex policies (many people work remotely, at least partially) and there are clear steps to promotion, so you can count on growth. The company has a big emphasis on mentoring employees and letting people work across program areas, and is always looking for ways to improve retention. The salaries are pretty good for mid-level employees (me), though the cost of living in this area is still a problem for anyone who is not loaded. Probably 95% of the people here are women, which is not a pro or con, but might say something about the company culture. The president of the org is AMAZING, smart and very accessible. The org is always growing and jobs are fairly secure.


    Because Child Trends has a great reputation, we keep getting more work. We keep hiring people, but sometimes the work load can be a challenge.

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    You talk a lot about work-life balance, which is great, but it's hard for people to voice that they have too much to do when they're trying to move up the ladder. It'd be great if supervisors could get some training or notice to be on the lookout for reports who are working a lot of extra time or skipping lunches, to tell their staff that they recognize that, and to re-distribute the workload accordingly.

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