AEI Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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  1. A top-notch think-tank - great place to work for as an intern

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    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at AEI as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very professional, dedicated people, open-doors policy, intellectually stimulating environment, good company culture (sense of belonging, internal professional development sessions) and policy network

    Cons

    Few opportunities for career progression (not different to other think-tanks)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Overall very good, though lots of conflicting interests

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at AEI

    Pros

    The best thing about working at AEI is constantly being surrounded by smart, capable individuals who are committed to the mission and future of the free enterprise movement.

    Cons

    Often, accomplishing tangible goals is difficult because of the lack of clear organizational vision. AEI's strength is its scholars and research, but too often the organization moves on to the next project rather than offering in-depth support to its scholars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    AEI needs to do a better job of recognizing the diversity of opinion within the organization rather than trying to pretend that a unified message from the 'front office' reflects the actual priorities and goals of the rest of the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Great internship, lots of other interns to interact with and free (incredibly delicious) lunch. I enjoyed my summer here

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    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at AEI as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch, substantive work opportunities, interaction with peers

    Cons

    conservative leaning of organization, lack of diversity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great place to work if you value benefits over salary.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at AEI

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work. Everyone is very friendly and great benefits.

    Cons

    Raises are minuscule and there are no bonuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at AEI

    Pros

    Hands on research experience, network with experts in various fields, great free gourmet breakfast and lunch for interns

    Cons

    fewer opportunities for data analysis sector

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Worthwhile internship

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    Former Employee - Research Intern
    Former Employee - Research Intern

    I worked at AEI

    Pros

    The food, of course.
    Supervisors vary, but most seem to have meaningful work for interns.
    Surrounded by brilliant people.
    Well rounded internship program with presentations that range from public policy to resume improvement.

    Cons

    Like most, the internship is unpaid

    Recommends
  8. Research Intern

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    Current Intern - Research Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Research Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at AEI as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Free breakfast and lunch
    -Brownbag speakers
    - Working with the best and the brightest
    - Great building with great work culture

    Cons

    - Difficult to become an assistant although possible
    - Interns don't have as substantial work as they want, but its still a lot better then other places

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great Internship

    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at AEI as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Brilliant people, great food benefits for interns, great place to get cutting-edge work experience.

    Cons

    Wish that our softball team was better

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. Research Intern- Economics

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    Current Intern - Research Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Research Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at AEI as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work with some really awesome people. People here are serious about what they do. YOu can learn lot of new skills. And an AWESOME lunch Kobe steak, Crab ...)

    Cons

    This place is definitely partisan (right wing). This is not so much the case in the economics departments. ALSO you gotta work for free or for the food

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. AEI is a good place to work yet ignore problems arising out of gossipers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AEI full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, somewhat flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Not addressing gossip up front in the open.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there are complaints from another potential competing employee about another employee, address it directly with the employee instead.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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