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Pew Charitable Trusts President and CEO Rebecca W. Rimel
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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    Great place to start your career as a young millennial if only because it looks great on your resume. Beautiful office space in a great location in DC. Easy to leave work at work, and when you are off you're off. Interesting projects being worked on by the various groups. The operational side seemed to have less of a morale issue than the programmatic side. Benefits were amazing when I first started and though they have since changed recently they are still pretty boss. Surrounded by (superficially) friendly, highly intelligent cadre. If you are at manager-level or higher, you will make a lot of money for doing relatively little. Stress-free work for the most part. Nice holiday parties and volunteer opportunities. Founded on great principles.


    Dress code is very stuffy despite modern environment. Men have to wear a tie every day, no bare arms or open toed shoes for women. Promotions (or the insignificant lateral transfer) do happen but don't hold your breath on it happening to you. Turnover is ridiculously high and retention is ridiculously low. The CEO is abnormally way too involved in the everyday operation of the organization. Organizational changes will be initiated, change direction 2 or 3 times, halt, and then be completed and you're wondering why did this even start. As the staff is an amalgam of the best and brightest from far flung parts of the country, the latent, covert racism from staff who have moved to one of the blackest major cities in the country is palpable. Many people are overqualified and thus disgruntled. You'd be surprised at the number of people who hold 2 masters, a PhD, and 5 certs at the junior level (I have no idea how they can afford to pay their loans). Morale is low and people love to complain. For every competent manager, there are 5 who are lazy, dumb, or socially inept. If you aren't speaking to a stuffy, cardboard personality DC-type (which gravitates to this org particularly), no one will know where you work. They'll think you work for the Pew Research Center which is probably better.

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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    I applied online – interviewed at Pew Charitable Trusts (Washington, DC).


    Interview was a panel interview. The HR dept. Called me in at least three times for seperate interviews in different departments. Assuming it wasn't a good fit I never received an offer. The HR dept. Never returned my email or calls after the last interview. So if there's no offer dmt expect a courtesy call back. You must be persistent during the interview process for feedback.

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Headquarters Philadelphia, PA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1948
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Non-Profit
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Green is the grease The Pew Charitable Trusts uses to help not-for-profits run smoothly. Among the nation's largest private foundations, it was established in 1948 in memory of Sun Oil founder Joseph Pew and his wife Mary by four of their children. Seven trusts were created between 1948 and 1979 to promote public health and welfare and to strengthen communities. With about $5.9 billion in assets, it distributes more than $140 million in grants annually to charitable organizations in culture, education, environment, health and human services, public policy, and religion... More

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