Policy Studies

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Policy Studies Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Policy Studies

    Pros

    The mid management team had a genuine concern for the project level team and provided excellent support to those projects.

    Cons

    Projects were separated geographically making it difficult to move within the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue providing support at the project level

  2.  

    One of the worst non-profit companies around. Deserves to go out of business.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Fort Pierce, FL
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Fort Pierce, FL

    I worked at Policy Studies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ostensibly founded to do good work.

    Cons

    Huge disparity in pay. Executives and management continually increase their salaries and bonuses while paying their staff in other states minimum wage. The office manager made the entire staff drive in to work DURING a hurricane while management all stayed home. Only departed the facility when the police forced us to evacuate. Even then the office manager was arguing with them that staff had to stay in their seats.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would really consider caring about the employees that work hard and long hours for the company instead of tracking their times to the second and writing them up for being 20 seconds late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Opportunity and Company to work for .

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TANF Program Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - TANF Program Specialist in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Policy Studies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This company cares about the Employees that they employ, The offer continued training if needed in a group or one on one sitting. They offer incentives for their employees.

    Cons

    That the work they were offering here in Dallas at the time were contracted jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the treatment of your employees the love and care that was shown in Dallas, TX doing the Dallas County WorkSource contract was a great opportunity for me and if it was ever to be offered again I would jump on it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I got hired through a temp agency prior to getting hired with the company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mail Processor in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Mail Processor in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Policy Studies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Policy-studies was the way they compensated me. They value the work ethics was rewarded

    Cons

    Cons, to job secure wasnt gauranteed. 2 months after hiring me and 2 others, they told us that they would be closing down the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re hire me.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Government contracts...ride the wave

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Policy Studies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, willing to help each other out to get the job done.
    Nice office. Standard cube layout, but a good location in downtown denver.
    Flexible hours. Can work from home if you need to.

    Cons

    Upper management does not seem to understand what it takes to run an IT organization.
    Contract negotiations take so long and cut into actual time to work on product.
    Latest and greatest is not necessarily used here due to bids on contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Decent hours, but lots of job uncertainty

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Training Specialist in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Policy Studies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent hours. They are strict about overtime, so you will rarely have to work overtime. You have your own cube, and a computer, and you work under minimal supervision.

    Cons

    Because of the nature of the job there is a lot of uncertainty. Government policy changes, which means that budgets change, and your job security will also change. Also, it is boring and you work with a very difficult population. Benefits were not that great, they were very expensive even for one person.

    The pay is average, maybe less than average, and your corporate headquarters is located in Wynkoop, CO. You are working in a building that is rented by the government.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aware of your staff. Come out of your office. Know your staff. Pay them fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Insightful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Program Specialist in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Program Specialist in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Policy Studies

    Pros

    For the most part I enjoy my experience, professionally and personally, while at PSI. It allowed me the opportunity to expand my professional experience so that I could move on to bigger opportunities.

    Cons

    For the particular location there were multiple shifts and changes in the upper management which created some difficulties with moving the "start-up" project in the right direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From the "trench-level" it appeared as if the initial research and logistics for the particular contract was wanting and it took 2+ years into the contract to start aligning with the customers goals.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Respectful work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Site Attorney in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Site Attorney in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Policy Studies

    Pros

    Excellant supervisor, great co-workers, flexible hours

    Cons

    should increse pay for attorneys - pay is not competative and attorneys are a must for this office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your legal staff what they are worth

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Organization of new programs would be beneficial.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Policy Studies

    Pros

    This company has a lot of good people in middle management.

    Cons

    Too much employee turnover, hiring of clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a clearer more organized management style

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Salaries too low

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Policy Studies

    Pros

    Management mostly leaves you alone.

    Cons

    Most employees are hourly, have to punch-in and out using ADP. The bathrooms are nasty, no paper towels in the kitchens. Some managers socialize too much instead of helping employees with their jobs/tasks. How to reach goals is not discussed realistically, everyone's left to their own devices. Managers aren't on the same page. Expect to make 10K less per year than you would normally make. Seems to be no opportunity for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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