National Conference of State Legislatures

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For public policy career, think states first.

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Former Employee - Program Director in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Program Director in Washington, DC

I worked at National Conference of State Legislatures

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

Interested in State policy? NCSL is an amazing place to make a genuine difference in policy at state and national level. WOrking with state legislatures around the country and colleagues at NCSL is an amazing privelege. Meet tomorrow's leaders--and todays.

Cons

Entry level pay scales are lower than comparable but the career opportunities more than compensate. As a senior staffer, that means more turnover in junior staff than I'd prefer. Organiztionally somewhat flat so it is hard to advance. Howver, if one is entreprenurial and willing to find funding for one's own projects that is encouraged and then anything is possible.

Advice to Management

Look for better ways to improve the career ladder and retain young talent/

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  1. waste of time

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at National Conference of State Legislatures

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    if you need to fill out a resume

    Cons

    low pay, lack of community, interns treated poorly

    Advice to Management

    -

  2. Great place to work and learn

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    Former Intern - Paid Summer Intern in Denver, CO
    Former Intern - Paid Summer Intern in Denver, CO

    I worked at National Conference of State Legislatures as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great organization with terrific values. Really enjoyed working with management and coworkers - everyone was knowledgeable and intelligent. The culture was extremely kind and respectful.

    Cons

    No problems as an employee. As an organization, however, they make too many compromises to remain a neutral party, often passing up great opportunities to contribute a more useful, actionable recommendation to legislators. I think this limits their overall utility and value to legislators. You can present balanced opinions and suggestions while remaining neutral.

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