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  • Great people, work/life balance, interesting projects

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    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Washington, DC
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    I have been working at U.S. Civilian Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    --For a non-profit, it has pretty good benefits. What they can't give you in salary they make up for with benefits --Projects are interesting, work in some of the most challenging countries in the world --Employee development opportunities through various trainings, though there could be more of this --Good opinion of upper management, especially since they have had to make some tough decisions the past few years. Internal issues get resolved with the higher-ups

    Cons

    --Team dynamics really vary from team to team. Other colleagues don't have a great team dynamic, and they feel stuck --It takes FOREVER to make decisions in this organization. Possibly because people are so busy. But CRDF Global will make a committee to talk about an issue, and then getting action items done is like pulling teeth. --Annual pay increases are dismal. But there is usually a bonus to try to make up for it.

    Advice to Management

    --Expand employee development opportunities. This will give employees the chance to change their workstyles (for the better) and think about new ways to do business. People tend to do things because it is the way it was always done, and it can drag on.


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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at U.S. Civilian Research (Washington, DC) in February 2012.

    Interview

    There are hard-working, dedicated people @ CRDF. But perhaps there's a reason why they're at a non-profit - i.e. that they're hard-working and dedicated but perhaps a bit too disorganized. You need to know your material before interviewing. Be prepared for professional treatment with the occasional off-putting weirder-than-normal people. They don't get back to interviewees for a looong time.

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Website www.crdfglobal.org
Headquarters Arlington, VA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1995
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue Less than $1 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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