Carnegie Endowment for Intl. Peace

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Carnegie Endowment for Intl. Peace Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Mind-expanding!

    Former Intern - Research Intern
    Former Intern - Research Intern

    I worked at Carnegie Endowment for Intl. Peace as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    As a part-time research intern on a special project, I didn't have much interaction with the culture or staff outside of my Fellow. However, the Fellow not only provided great feedback on what I was doing right and wrong in helping him with his research, he also went the extra mile to help me in my job search.

    Cons

    Not much to say in terms of cons.

  2.  

    It's going alright, not great, but alright

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carnegie Endowment for Intl. Peace

    Pros

    Nice people, intellectually stimulating atmosphere!

    Cons

    The programs seem to be divided

  3.  

    Great Environment!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Carnegie Endowment for Intl. Peace full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and sense of camaraderie even if you're in different departments. Work is stimulating and there is a lot of room for personal growth. You can potentially meet many interesting people in the Political Science arena. And cubicles are spacious and great!

    Cons

    On several occasions had to work overtime but there is no overtime compensation. Senior management can be a bit intimidating and not too friendly to junior staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carnegie Endowment for Intl. Peace part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    People are friendly there and they tend to have strong background. You could enjoy any conversation with them.

    Cons

    Opportunities for advancement are at best rare. It's a good place to be but not to stay.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good intentions, mired in bureaucratic quicksand

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carnegie Endowment for Intl. Peace full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Some very intelligent and interesting people, working on fascinating and relevant research. Very laidback work atmosphere that is supportive of intellectual development. Flexible schedule options. Some programs are very collegial and collaborative.

    Cons

    There is no room for advancement for the junior staff. Human resources is stuck in an old-fashioned "this is how we've always done it" approach, and human resources seems to be in control. Amount of bureaucratic red-tape can be frustrating. Inefficient. A lot of inertia. Some programs are very poorly (and politically) run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carnegie would appear to be resting on its reputation and hoping that all its staff thinks that Carnegie's prestige outweighs any negatives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting research, uptight staff, mediocre cofffee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Research Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Research Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Carnegie Endowment for Intl. Peace as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    My adviser was great, pay was zero and the scholars are wound up tight

    Cons

    zero upward mobility and painstaking hours for recognition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carnegie Endowment for Intl. Peace

    Pros

    name on your resume and prestigious

    Cons

    culture, senior management, pay and benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intellectually interesting, but virtually no opportunities for promotion or advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Carnegie Endowment for Intl. Peace

    Pros

    On the plus side, Carnegie has assembled a world-class group of experts working on timely issues. The work is intellectually interesting and I feel like I learn something new most days.

    Cons

    The pay at Carnegie is anemic and rigidly reviewed only once per year. Opportunities for advancement are non-existent. Pay and job responsibilities stay virtually the same from the day you arrive to the day you leave. Realistically, the only way up is out.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    It was a very rewarding experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Carnegie Endowment for Intl. Peace

    Pros

    Very competent and effective senior management
    Very organized and well run structure
    The employees are high in quality and respectable

    Cons

    There were not many cons in working for this organization, although, since it is a non-profit organization, adequate funding becomes an issue sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management is very effective, knowledgable, and skilled. In my experience, they have treated the employees fairly and with respect.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Very useful and beneficial internship, especially for Political Science/Diplomacy and related faculty students.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at Carnegie Endowment for Intl. Peace as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Rich library, non-stop work environment

    Cons

    Internship was unpaid + any compensations for meal or transport costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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