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Bernard E. Murphy, PhD.
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  1. Great place to begin a career in research for social good, especially for junior scholars and researchers.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, good work-life balance, opportunity to be very hands-on in a variety of research projects

    Cons

    Pay is lower than in other comparable fields, though that's mostly New Mexico, and not PIRE's issue.

    Advice to Management

    Be more direct and hands-on.


  2. A fantastic public health organization

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The People Work Environment Lack of Mico-Mgt

    Cons

    Low Salary for Position Communication between centers

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  3. Minus the pay it is 3 stars, but the pay issue drops a star.Not enough upward mobility.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience on a resume, and you will learn a lot. The culture is good and people do care about being professional and doing the job right.

    Cons

    The pay and expectations don't line up. To do a good job you will have to go beyond the call, and the pay is below market considering the travel expenses and off-the-clock emails.

    Advice to Management

    Immediate management was overall decent. Upper management needs to approve a higher payscale to retain good staff.


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  5. Very collaborative and nurturing

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Oakland, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    High quality research, very smart and collaborative colleagues

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind at this time.


  6. Many individuals there lack good business sense. There is an awful lot of grant money wasted

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very much able to set your own schedule. The pay compared to some other larger research organizations is equitable and benefits plans are excellent.

    Cons

    A blend of staff who don't necessarily have the education and/or competency to be running research projects. Basic tenants of survey research and methodologies are not understood. Routinely protocols and fundamental Human Subject provisions to protect data and people are mismanaged. HR is operating in the dark ages - no real innovation, just a cookie cutter administrative paper pusher dept.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of remaining complacent in terms of attracting and retaining individuals who have tried and true management experience and a modem of understanding of the intricacies of survey methodology - recruit the best and the brightest. Don't hire Suzy Q because she babysat for you as a teenager and now is all grown up and doesn't have a career path to speak of.



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