Education Development Center, Inc.

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Education Development Center, Inc. Reviews

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    EDC, Inc

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Director in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Director in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Education Development Center, Inc. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    EDC was founded in the late 60's with a primary focus reforming science education, but has since developed a strong reputation for its work as a leading program developer, technical assistance provider and progressive agent of change in almost every area of human services both domestically and internationally. Holistic, constructivist and student centered Math and Science programs for students in grade K-12 continue to be a as well as out of school programs for populations that are traditionally under served and under represented in the STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math] domains.

    EDC is a relaxed and informal place to work. It is almost entirely project-based, giving educators considerable control over their own research agenda or area of professional work -- without the burden of teaching and publication associated with institutes of higher ed.

    Cons

    Projects are largely funded by competitive grants from federal and state government agencies, so it can be difficult to maintain continuity in any particular stream of work as priorities and political support vary at the federal and state level.

    As others have noted, management styles can vary widely and large jumps up the professional ladder are rare. Annual pay increases are modest, so even after many years at the company, salary is inordinately determined by the starting level. So negotiate high at the beginning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify funding sources. More transparency in overall policy development

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Education Development Center, Inc. Interviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
Updated Jul 29, 2014

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Education Development Center, Inc..

    Interview Details

    The process was fairly standard, and overall took a month to get hired. I applied online, received a phone interview and then went in for an in-person interview. EDC strongly prefers local applicants, especially at the entry and junior level positions. I think I was one of the exceptions, at least in my center.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. Research Assistant's salaries and compensation are above average for the Boston area. Plus, there is a pre-determined pay scale based on experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

Education Development Center, Inc. Awards & Accolades

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Top Places to Work Globe 100, Boston Globe, 2009
Top Places to Work Globe 100, Boston Globe, 2008

Additional Info

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Website www.edc.org
Headquarters Waltham, MA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1958
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Business Services
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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