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A flexible workplace with lots of room for career growth!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Child Trends full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Mission focused
Care about quality products
Work with very smart colleagues who share their knowledge to improve your development
A flexible family friendly environment and schedule
High integrity in the people and the work
You want to be friends with your colleagues even outside of work

Cons

A very organized person can succeed here because it requires skillful time management to get your work done and not feel overwhelmed.

Advice to Management

Reward people in creative ways for their accomplishments. A raise and a promotion are always nice, but sometimes public acknowledgement or other bonuses would also work well.

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  1. I love going to work each day!

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist
    Current Employee - Research Scientist

    I have been working at Child Trends full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Truly collaborative work environment; Supportive colleagues range from friendly peers to senior level mentors; Commitment to high-quality research that can be immediately applied in and disseminated to the real world

    Cons

    Variation in experiences of staff in different program areas; in other words, depending on a person's program area, he or she might have a very different experience in their workload, expectations from managers, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up your practice of soliciting feedback from all levels of staff -- everyone in this organization has valuable lessons and/or suggestions to share.


  2. 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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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!


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