Brookings Institution
4.1 of 5 36 reviews
www.brookings.edu Washington, DC 150 to 499 Employees

Brookings Institution Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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4.1 36 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

Brookings Institution President Strobe Talbott

Strobe Talbott

(23 ratings)

94% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Internship

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSmart and really nice people. Plus, you can go to all of the events where you will learn a lot.

    ConsSometimes I am left with nothing to do

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Normal Internship

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNothing fantastic, except the networking :)

    ConsNothing too bad. It was unpaid though.

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    Governance Studies intern

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of responsibilities, great networking opportunities, interesting work

    ConsUnpaid, little flexibility in choosing what projects you work on

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    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience.

    Communications Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Beijing, Beijing (China)

    ProsHad a lot of chance to meet people from different backgrounds.

    ConsNothing so negative except for being unpaid.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I was working on technology policy at Brookings and it was a great time

    Research Intern (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThe workload is very manageable and research topic highly enjoyable. The general atmosphere is great - a lot of intern bonding events, and my boss was very nice to me. Also had a lot of opportunities to meet with scholars across the institution.

    ConsThere could be down time with not that much work to do.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Extraordinary Opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBrilliant researchers, great opportunities for learning from and and contributing to important work.

    ConsA little culture-heavy, with it's own set of buzz words that everyone uses.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIncredibly smart people, researchers have lots of discretion/independence as to how their projects are executed, very collaborative environment.

    ConsLong hours, less than ideal pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward people for their long hours through higher salaries or some sort of bonus program.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIntelligent people everywhere, from top to bottom.
    Interesting projects, and some freedom as junior staff.
    They take care of you pretty well, food, references, an overall friendly place.
    Great for resume
    Business casual

    ConsCan seem pretty divided in terms of expertise (Don't seen gov, Studies and Met. Policy hang out much), but that is expected, and i may be wrong.
    Senior management out of office every now an then, but also expected.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Independence in your work

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThe People, the resources, and the impact you are making on policy in DC.
    The quality of the work produced is top notch
    Great networking and opportunity to meet other people at the forefront of their field

    ConsVery demanding but rewarding in the end
    Expect high quality to be expected from your team or boss

    Advice to Senior ManagementCan be more engaging and give more feedback to employers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Internship Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHad a great summer internship experience here. I was able to work with data and reports on day one, and the environment is very friendly and supportive. The hours are flexible and telecommuting can be arranged if/when you need it. The people here are some of the best and brightest in DC.

    ConsNo significant downsides during my experience here. Just be ready for the weather if you're working here for the summer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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