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Carol Emig
14 Ratings

    Have 5+ years here; Child Trends maintains its deserved reputation for high-quality, accessible work.

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Child Trends full-time (more than 5 years)


    Vital, collegial atmosphere. Lots of thoughtful, intelligent co-workers. Reasonably diverse staff. Opportunities for growth and advancement.


    workload can sometimes seesaw in response to chasing and landing contracts. Some issues with equity across content areas, in terms of opportunities for interaction on multiple projects.

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    Need to carve out some spec work, to preserve some independence from funders.

    Positive Outlook
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Child Trends Interviews

Updated Sep 17, 2014
Updated Sep 17, 2014

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    Research Scientist Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Child Trends.

    Interview Details

    There was an online application that was followed up with a 30 minute phone interview. After advancing to the next stage, I was invited for an in person interview that consisted of a 30 minute interview with research analysts and research assistants, an hour interview with research scientist, senior scientists, and area directors, an hour job talk, a 30 minute interview with the director of research operations, and an overview of the benefits with HR. After the in-person interview they interviewed my references, and had me complete a writing assessment.

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    • None of the questions seemed difficult or unexpected. Most of the time I felt like I was having a conversation about the work that I do with people who share my interests. Although the interview process in and of itself was intensive, everyone was really friendly and seemed genuinely interested in my work.   Answer Question
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Headquarters Bethesda, MD
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1979
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Non-Profit
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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