Child Trends

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Top-notch mission-driven research organization

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Bethesda, MD
Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Bethesda, MD

I worked at Child Trends full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Introduction to research in a non-academic setting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Rewarding work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Child Trends full-time

    Pros

    Diverse work and clear direction

    Cons

    Growth opportunities for staff being developed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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