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Updated Apr 8, 2014

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3.8 11 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

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Mary Pittman

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80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    I was happy working here!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompetitive pay, lots of opportunity for growth, supportive environment, smart and passionate coworkers.

    ConsWorking conditions vary among different contract sites/projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I loved this place until I complained.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits. Pretty good pay. Nice location.

    ConsComplaint process is lacking. Managers need more training in ethics and integrity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI believe there is a major disconnect between the Oakland HR office and the satellite offices. Specifically, a manager within a satellite office can act inappropriately, and the HR office is oblivious until an employee complains. When the employee complains, the complaint process involves talking to other employees and looking through the employees file. However, the employee file in question, the employees computer, and the other employees are controlled by the manager. How effective is this complaint process? Zero. Instead, good employees with legitimate complaints, are thrown under the bus.

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

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    Horrible, Unsupportive, Bureaucractic Environment!

    Program Administrator II (Current Employee) Sacramento, CA

    Pros-Promotes health programs which actually create positive changes in society.

    Cons-Environment is stressful
    -Upward mobility is difficult
    -Women are grossly underpaid
    -They will work to undermine you and throw you under the bus if you don't "fall in line"

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to overhaul the rigged system of annual reviews. Also, scope of work standards or measurements should be lowered if the budget of programs is slashed. Finally, there needs to be some measure of uniformity in employee salaries with employees who are at the same level.

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

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    Supported environment to do meaningful work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsSupportive management structure, clear roles and responsibilities, plentiful opportunity for professional development.

    ConsLimited opportunity for challenging work in the role I was in, unfortunately, but that was the nature of the job when I signed on. No fault of the organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Work among a talented, friendly bunch of researchers.

    Research Associate (Former Employee) Oakland, CA

    ProsPHI is leading the field in important ways, and offers a variety of avenues to engage in issues that matter.

    ConsWith so many research arms, coordination among researchers can be difficult. PHI attempts to bring together a variety of efforts, and often does well, but the bureaucratic overhead can be taxing for some.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a good over all experience

    Database Administrator (Former Employee) Oakland, CA

    ProsGood environment, good colleagues. nice place to work

    ConsNot much of knowledge sharing happens..

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work - Project Directors are empowered and supported

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Oakland, CA

    ProsThey are actively seeking to become the "preferred place to work"

    ConsI work in DC but they are based in Oakland and I have to fly back and forth

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the project directors, internationalize operations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research based

    Specialist (Current Employee) Tirana (Albania)

    ProsFlexible hours, short commute, highly educated staff.

    ConsNo much work to be done

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare the work better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThis non profit has great benefits and really care about the well-being of their employees.

    ConsNo cons to report other than a non-profit base salary that's common for all non-profits.

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

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    Brief review

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPromotes health and work/life balance.

    ConsNot much room for growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut value to your employees.

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