Center for American Progress

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Updated August 6, 2015
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Center for American Progress President & CEO Neera Tanden
Neera Tanden
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Pros
  • Place a lot of value on interns, plenty of project flexibility, care about the culture of the work environment (in 5 reviews)

  • strong intern program featuring brown bag lunches, local events, happy hours, etc (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • High turnover so intern filter in and out throughout each season (in 4 reviews)

  • Too many interns, almost no good entry-level jobs available most of the time (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Conference Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CAP is an amazing place to work with wonderful people.

    Cons

    They do not pay extremely well.


  2. Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great mentorship opportunities, substantive work

    Cons

    Ther eare no cons to report


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Center for American Progress full-time

    Pros

    The Center for American Progress (CAP) is a great place to work. Everyone associated with the organization is deeply passionate about their work, incredibly qualified, and supportive of staff and support personal.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a struggle. Some of that has to deal with the work culture at CAP but most of it has to deal with working in politics in Washington DC.


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    Progressive Values at Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Center for American Progress full-time

    Pros

    We get to fight for what's right as a part of our job.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to advance through roles.


  6. Great time would do it again

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Center for American Progress (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tremendous experience and exposure. Well run. Everybody is very friendly.

    Cons

    Some areas of the think tank are not maintained as well as others.


  7. Internship at CAP

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

    Pros

    I was exposed to some very interesting research work. It's truly a professional environment where employees are valued.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything. I truly enjoyed my time as an intern at CAP.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Special Assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Incredibly brilliant staff that are willing to invest in junior staff.

    Cons

    There is little room for movement within the org.


  9. Great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Large network of interns Opportunities for different kinds of work Support from direct supervisors Very well organized and well run internship program

    Cons

    Little interaction with senior staff


  10. Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Center for American Progress full-time

    Pros

    Cool organization to work for with solid name recognition, some employees got to do cool things/go to cool events, there's a pretty decent gym...

    Cons

    Some employees got to do cool things/go to cool events, low salary, no overtime benefits or pay even though you're expected (and often encouraged) to work overtime

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people a living wage


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great for young people

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    Former Employee - Special Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Special Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    supervisers listen to you fun events

    Cons

    no job growth low salary

    Advice to Management

    mentorship program



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