Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Great work experience and well recognized, Should hopefully lead to something promising

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

I worked at Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Approves of CEO

Pros

It is a great experience, and the work you get to do there is truly rewarding. I'm extremely proud of my work and time there, and am sad I could not have continued at CSIS with pay.

Cons

I felt when i was there depending on what project you were associated with, there was a varied amount of workload and expectations. There also are not very many positions for jobs.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing

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    Research Associate

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Center for Strategic and International Studies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is ample opportunity for studying/writing material pertinent to your field.
    You have the ability to network in your desired career field.

    Cons

    There is always room for lateral movement within CSIS but not vertical movement easily.
    Hierarchy plays a big role within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Have a structured system for career advancement across the board.
    Create a cross-pollination scheme to enlarge knowledge base.
    Know your personnel and what their strengths/weaknesses are.


  2. Helpful (3)

    A good place to work...for a while

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at Center for Strategic and International Studies

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    At CSIS, you are always dealing with very interesting and important issues. It is definitely nice getting paid to take an objective look at some of our nation's most important problems.

    Cons

    This is not a long-term career. Unless you have a Ph.D. and are a leader in your field, you will never be a scholar. Basically, you will never advance beyond an assistant position in which a significant portion of your time is filled with administrative work.

    Advice to Management

    Research associates should receive more competitive pay. Also, the organization should better utilize associates' expertise, which is often pretty considerable.


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