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Overall a great place to work with a group of dedicated and smart people

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I have been working at Brookings Institution

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

People are smart and dedicated - they really want to be at work and go the extra mile.
Great benefits - a 12% contribution to your 403b after two years. Five weeks of vacation.

Cons

Rapid growth led to infrastructure issues that are being addressed, but slowly and with complications.
Each program has the latitude to set their own titles, salary and levels, so people with similar jobs can be differently compensated and have different perceived responsibilities.

Advice to Management

Issue a survey to allow people to bring issues to management. The annual "town hall" has turned into a showcase event, not a forum to voice concerns or ask questions.

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  1. Great entry-level job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, WA

    I worked at Brookings Institution

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere and enjoyed my stay

    Cons

    No room for advancement for mid-level professionals

    Advice to Management

    Address need for mid-level advancement


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great first job

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

    I have been working at Brookings Institution

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits packages and great, smart, interesting colleagues.

    Cons

    No real ladder up from the junior levels - you have to leave the Institution and get more experience elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Create an alumni network so Brookings employees feel more connected to the Institution after they leave.


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