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Top-notch mission-driven research organization

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Bethesda, MD
Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Bethesda, MD
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Child Trends full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Meaningful, mission-driven research to improve kids lives. Friendly and talented colleagues (no egos). Superior management. Autonomy to pursue work of interest to you. Growing at a solid rate over time (even during recession), with good management of growth. Very strong benefits, particularly retirement benefit.

Cons

Particularly for smaller projects, timelines & budgets can be tight (at times, too tight for comfort). Almost all research positions are funded by soft money (i.e., government and foundation grants), although this is typical for similar research organizations.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work!

Other Employee Reviews for Child Trends

  1. Introduction to research in a non-academic setting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Child Trends full-time

    Pros

    My coworkers at Child Trends are great to work with, and learn from. They care about my professional interests and development. As a junior staff member, I have a lot of say about the projects and tasks I work on.

    Cons

    In my experience, junior staff tend to stay in the office most of the time rather than interacting with clients and other professionals in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Rewards (bonuses, promotions, or otherwise) for exceptional work could boost morale when day-to-day work can sometimes become mundane.


  2. Rewarding work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Child Trends full-time

    Pros

    Diverse work and clear direction

    Cons

    Growth opportunities for staff being developed


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