Heritage Foundation

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Heritage Foundation Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    Enjoyed every day as doing something meaningful.

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

    I worked at Heritage Foundation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great minds. Willing to expand responsibilities and allow to grow. Well organized and good communication of expectations. One of my best working environments.

    Cons

    Salary made it somewhat difficult to live in the high-cost DC area. Yearly increase in salary was not significant for entry positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To encourage retainment, allow greater pay scale as reflects hard work and loyalty.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    They cares about their interns

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Heritage Foundation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    They organized a lot of activities for interns to grow and learn.

    Cons

    The work load distribution is not so good. Some people get more works,while others cannot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Heritage Internship Review

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    Current Employee - Marketing Technology Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Marketing Technology Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Heritage Foundation

    Pros

    Amazing program! I loved learning about the Conservative movement from the leaders in political thought in the US.

    Cons

    Really hard to get into the internship program! They only accept 2% of applicants

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice. This was amazing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Full of new experiences and great people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Heritage Foundation as an intern

    Pros

    It is one of the best and biggest think tanks in the world. You are working with great people. There are great opportunities to get your foot in the ground and stay in Washington, D.C. if that is your ultimate goal.

    Cons

    They did not articulate well some of the intern privileges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place for an internship!

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

    I worked at Heritage Foundation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Intern program is well-developed and structured
    -Great learning environment
    -One of the only PAID internships in D.C.
    -Interns are seen as significant - you are given meaningful projects that contribute to your supervisors' research

    Cons

    Absolutely no complaints to note

    Recommends
  7.  

    An excellent working environment. High quality, extremely professional staff.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Heritage Foundation

    Pros

    The best run organization I have experienced.

    Cons

    The salaries are quite low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A great place for committed conservatives

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

    I worked at Heritage Foundation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Heritage is a great place for those looking to help further the conservative movement. It is very purpose driven -- at all times -- and values those who want to advance the cause.

    In terms of work environment, it's very family friendly with normal hours in a city where that can be rare --- folks go home at 5:00, and they leave their work behind.

    Cons

    There is some challenge with career advancement at Heritage, mostly due to the fact that people in higher positions of management typically don't leave.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Must Have Internship

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    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Heritage Foundation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The Heritage Foundation is really one of the best places to intern, if you are a conservative. It is more than just an intership, but rather, a place to learn more about the conservative movement. You meet some very important people, such as former Cabinet members and prominent scholars. There is free lunhc most days, if you attend one of the scheduled events (not a bad tradeoff). The staff really seems to appreciate the interns, and doesn't look at them as a necessary evil.

    Cons

    Depending on whch department you were in, you were either swamped or had little to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to shift interns to other departments if there is less work in the one they are in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people, even if you don't agree with the politics 100%

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    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at Heritage Foundation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good management, good professional development events, well-connected

    Cons

    Chances of upward mobility seem limited

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent Internship

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    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Heritage Foundation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work, great environment to work in. Everyone's working on a mission together.

    Cons

    Intern work; but that's to be expected. It's paid, but very little.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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