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A good place to get experience in DC

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Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

I worked at Pew Charitable Trusts full-time (more than an year)

Pros

This job looks great on paper

Cons

Not so many cons for this job

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    A lot to like and some stuff that I wish were different

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Pew Charitable Trusts full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent atmosphere, pay, benefits, very smart people, some senior management that really does listen. You can do a lot here, but you have to be aware of the politics. The work of Pew is really interesting and genuinely focused on a better society.

    Cons

    CEO is way too involved in details - even senior management is frightened of her. Overall though she has led the organization well through a period of tremendous growth. She can be very cold, but she's a CEO - you can't really fault her because she's not warm and cuddly. The dress code is tough - suits/dresses - no business casual at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It might be time to try a new CEO. Rebecca has been around a long time. Someone new would bring new focus, goals, ideas, attitudes - just new and fresh.

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    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Culture kills, but smart people

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

    I worked at Pew Charitable Trusts full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pros are the prestige of the organization which will follow you and speak for you even after you have left and the people you will work with will be competent and smart.

    Cons

    The culture is horrible! Others will likely talk about this, but there is a FEAR of doing anything wrong and of allowing newer/less senior employees taking the lead on projects. It is "common" or "normal" to cry while working at Pew because of the stress levels and frustrating bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop more opportunites for less senior staff to take ownership of projects.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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