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Updated Jun 24, 2014

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2.6 7 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

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Sarah Degnan Kambou

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Global organization; inspiring work; competitive

    Intern (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsWorking with influential people in public health sector at a well-respected D.C./global think tank; amazing work experience; great experience working in a busy communications office

    ConsUnpaid interns; Portfolio's work in silos; FT employees don't really care to engage with you (with the exception of members of senior management ironically!); very competitive

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet mid-level management to be more engaged. That's where I felt there was a lot of competition/hostility.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great mission and organization, but definitely need to make some big changes.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSubject matter is inspiring. The researchers and programmatic staff are passionate and knowledgeable about their areas of work. They were super sweet and never rude unlike some of the other staff members. Flexible working schedule.

    ConsLeadership is clueless. Business development and communications is a mess. The organization does not how to stay relevant and ahead of the curve. If you're not in the president's "nice list," you'll probably never be respected or taken seriously.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange is good and there's no moving forward without taking some risks.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Learned so much from my great supervisor but not nice people.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsDoes great work to help oppressed women. Very smart people doing work that makes a difference.

    ConsThey do great work but everyone works in silos and some colleagues are NOT NICE. Truly not nice women. Actually, the researchers and the Librarian are wonderful- take time to talk to you and see what you are doing but the administrative staff is rude, specifically some comm people and entire business development staff. Can't read the President- seemed like a very smart woman focused on company growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a hold on company culture- it's not positive and doesn't make people want to stay.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    used to be strong

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat mission and great staff, rising India office, and still some really good continuing work that started with previous leaders

    Conslack of vision by new president--the inspiration and credibility is now lacking--mass exodus of good people

    Advice to Senior Managementchange leadership

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    Organization with lots of promise, but they often got in their own way.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsVery smart workforce, interesting research issues. Much-need new leadership came into play in mid-2010. Changes made reflect a desire to be taken seriously and operate efficiently and credibly.

    ConsEmployees showed a surprising lack of respect for one another and for their leadership -- disappointing given how educated the workforce is. Often stymied decision-making and progress of the mission.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHold the employee base accountable; a voice and a voice also comes with responsibility.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good place to learn

    Contract Research (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work life balance. It is a good place to get experience and then move on

    ConsNot much room to advance

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    good. Learnt a lot - technical issues and managerial issues

    Technical Specialist (Former Employee) New Delhi (India)

    Prosgood research studies/projects, good staff policy, good work environment

    Consstaff recruitment is at-times biased.

    appraisals are not taken seriously by senior management

    rewards are subjective

    Advice to Senior Managementbe neutral for all and critical to self

    be transparent to staff and team members

    encourage voices to be heard by SMT

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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