John Snow, Inc

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John Snow, Inc Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
John Snow, Inc – Boston – “Boston office building”

John Snow, Inc – Boston – “Boston office building”
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3.9 17 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

John Snow, Inc President Joel Lamstein

Joel Lamstein

(14 ratings)

92% of employees recommend this company to a friend
17 Employee Reviews
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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLess pressure, if you need such environment this company is ideal

    ConsNothing much, but you need to talk to much

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are expected to talk to much.

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    An excellent place for public health professionals

    Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsAbility to follow your own career path

    ConsYou must be a self-starter and willing to network and take initiative.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Get back what you put in

    Information Technology (Former Employee) Arlington, VA

    ProsGreat work\life bonus, opportunities for international travel and hands-on field experience, friday evening wine and cheese an excellent chance to become closer with co-workers. Management is very accessible.

    ConsManagement can be difficult to navigate, though if you put in the effort, and remain persistent you will be fine. Starting pay is fairly low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo complaints. Keep doing what you're doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great organization to work for

    Chief of Party (Former Employee)

    ProsGood office culture; flat management structure; opportunity to travel and grow.

    ConsNothing significant to mention.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing significant to mention

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disappointing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFair to good exposure to international development

    ConsSenior management is very disorganized and there is little opportunity for personal growth. The mission of the company is poorly understood and executed, and tightly controlled by senior management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for Junior staff, but ...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWelcoming atmosphere, attention to life work balance, many kind and considerate colleagues. Great opportunities for people early in their career to learn and advance.

    A terrific, knowledgable CEO with a flare for business management that benefits all who work at the company.

    ConsDespite great intentions to create a positive work culture, hallway gossip networks prevails. You can get ahead at JSI by playing the hallway circuit, conversely, I have seen far too many good people eaten alive. It is difficult for mid- to senior-level staff, hired in by projects, to make "the club".

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to all your staff. Limit the power of mindless hallway gossip. Make sure that your "opinion leaders", and you know who they are, are not the problem.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stay away, unless you enjoy micromanagement

    Junior Web Developer (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsWork itself was fun, but that's about it.

    ConsLots of micromanagement all around, weird working hours, few opportunities to grow.

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    Great company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGiven that it shares resources and office space with World Education, there is great employee diversity.

    ConsBecause it is great company to work for, most employees stay with the company and at times, there isn't as much opportunity for advancement.

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    Great place to intern.

    Administrative Intern (Former Employee) Arlington, VA

    ProsJSI goes out of its way to provide professional development opportunities to its interns. From bringing in speakers, to letting them sit in on brown bags, to working on invidiual products.

    ConsThere aren't really any cons. The internship is what you make of it if you take to opportunity to learn from the team at JSI, you will.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone. Management is great.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No standard career path, but...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsLots of opportunities to grow, to change roles

    ConsSome people might like more defined steps, titles, etc.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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