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John Snow, Inc Overview

Boston, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Accounting & Legal
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year

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John Snow, Inc. and nonprofit partner JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., (known collectively as JSI) are public health research and consulting firms dedicated to promoting and improving the health of individuals and communities in the United States and ... Read more

Mission: JSI exists to improve the health of under-served and vulnerable people and communities throughout the world, and to provide an environment where people of passion and commitment can pursue this cause.

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    The benefits are outstanding and the salaries are decent, but the biggest benefit to working at JSI is the work culture; JSI staff are incredibly smart and earnestly dedicated to improving the lives of others. Staff are shown respect by upper management and work-life balance is generally promoted through office policies. Although work weeks can sometimes stretch beyond a 40-50/week, staff are given a lot of leeway to work remotely when they need to.

    JSI is a flat organization and entry-level staff learn a ton on the job. Junior staff are often inundated with uncreative administrative work, but the payoff is an up-close look at project management, travel, and mentorship. The company's "brown bag lunches" offer frequent opportunities to learn about different projects that are being implemented across the company.

    Upper management is both highly respected and extremely approachable. JSI's president and founder, Joel Lamstein, also teaches courses BU and Harvard School of Public Health and has an obvious interest in mentoring young people.

    What a great place! I left to pursue a career change, but could have stayed and would highly recommend to others.


    Because the bulk of JSI's work is done in partnership with government agencies and the projects are large, there is a level of bureaucracy that leads to a lot of extra administrative work and a slowness to adopt practices and technologies that are based on the latest technologies and market trends. If you're looking for a fast-paced start-up culture, this place will frustrate you.

    The drawback of the company's 'flat' organizational structure is sometimes a lack of efficiency--more people than necessary may be pulled into meetings or encouraged to offer input. This slows things down and leads to an overburdening of staff with disparate tasks.

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    It was a lengthy interview process that can involve up to 5 interviews. There was an initial phone interview and then a follow up interview on skype with three people. The interview was done normally done in person but they were able to accommodate me overseas.

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John Snow, Inc Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Washington Business Journal, 2013
  • Best Places to Work, Boston Business Journal, 2012
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