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    I have been working at Union of Concerned Scientists full-time (More than 5 years)


    Great work, good people and really good benefits. Ergonomic desks, tons of training, retreats, brown bags - so enriching. The management really tries to enrich the staff. I feel really lucky to have landed here.


    People work really hard and forget to connect sometimes. The staff is really driven and passionate, but sometimes don't reach down to lift up each other.

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    Keep up the good work, don't stop trying - you made a difference with your employee assistance program.

Union of Concerned Scientists Interviews

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    Research Fellow Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Union of Concerned Scientists.


    I was contacted about the initial interview about 2-3 weeks after I submitted my application. The interview was done via an online video recording system. We were given 2 weeks to do the interview at our convenience. For this particular interview, we had 10 questions and unlimited time to prepare per question, but once the video started recording, there were time limits on the answers (3-5 min). The good thing about this set up was that I had enough time to prepare for the questions, as some of them were quite technical. However, the bad thing was that it was incredibly awkward answering questions without any feedback on the other side. Usually in a phone or in-person interview, I can gauge the tone of the interview from the other person, but because there wasn't anyone I was actually talking to in the video, it made it much harder. The interviewers took longer than expected to get back to me, over 2 months, due to the holidays. They did not email us until after the position was filled.

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    • The research fellowship concerned agroecology and its uses for drought tolerance in corn systems. The interview asked very specific technical questions around the topic, like what the primary reasons are for not mainstreaming agroecology, what type of agroecological methods I was familiar with, my general research proposal for the project, and what modeling skills I had.   Answer Question

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Website www.ucsusa.org
Headquarters Cambridge, MA
Size 201 to 500 Employees
Founded 1969
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Non-Profit
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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