New America Foundation

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New America is a great place to work, learn, and grow.

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

New America is a challenging and interesting place to work and prioritizes intellectual achievement and growth for its employees. Getting to work in a positive atmosphere with smart, thoughtful, ambitious colleagues is a rare and fortunate thing.

Cons

Like most non-profits, New America has some management challenges. In particular, the pace of overall organizational growth has not always been met by equivalent growth of support staff which means there can be a strain on the resources.

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    Great atmosphere and room to grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Flexible, not bureaucratic, smart people

    Cons

    Lack of cohesion between programs

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    Neutral Outlook
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    Great place to work if you're a talented journalist a good fundraiser

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Near the center of power; lots of glitz and talented people. Great networking environment combined with an opportunity to make a difference in the world. Excellent pay, especially if you're a good fundraiser for your program. Neither a liberal nor conservative think tank, nor one that is primarily corporate or labor dominated.

    Cons

    Not a good place to work if you're a serious researcher. If you're on the fellow/journalistic side of the foundation, you get a fair bit of independence, especially if you've got a high profile byline. If you're on the program side, expect to toe the line of your program, its fundraisers, and its political allies; in other words, work on the program side has a lot in common with work at an advocacy group in DC. At New America, it's usually not necessary to tow an ideological line such as at Heritage (conservative/Republican) or Center for American Progress (liberal/Democratic). But there are plenty of other lines to tow that an academic should feel uncomfortable with.

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