Center for American Progress

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Great place to work

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

I worked at Center for American Progress as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

If you are on the same line with CAP, this is an exciting place for you.

Cons

The schedule is 9-6, with an hour lunch break.

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    CAP has nice people and meaningful work, but the intern pay isn't enough to live on.

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

    I worked at Center for American Progress as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    They assign you meaningful work and give you autonomy to pursue your own projects.

    Cons

    The intern stipend is not enough to live on, which makes it difficult to live in the city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FInd funds to increase intern pay so it's easier to afford living close to the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Bad management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Center for American Progress full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    CAP has amazing connections to the Democratic Party generally and the Obama administration in particular. People who know politics deeply admire the organization -- its staff are perceived as "cool" and I, at least, impressed lots of strangers at cocktail parties when I mentioned where I worked. Most of the staff is extremely bright, and the workplace is generally very progressive without being oppressively so. In part because the staff is so young, the workplace atmosphere is very fun -- as is the after-work atmosphere, which includes plenty of parties and happy hours.

    Cons

    Management varies by department, but in many departments (particularly support and advocacy areas as well as the more independent "projects") it is fraught with incompetence. There have been some changes in the top brass over the past year, but this has only improved the picture slightly. Upper management is still not very good at just that - management - and this trickles down to the entire organization. What's more, managers don't do much to nurture and develop young talent. The result is too much disorganization, high turnover, poor compensation (except for those at the top), mediocre morale, and too many ineffectual projects and one-offs that waste money and accomplish little.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lawyers aren't good managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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