MDRC Overview

  • www.mdrc.org
  • New York, NY
  • 201 to 500 Employees
  • 1974
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Social Services
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)

CompetitorsMathematica, American Institutes for Research, Abt Associates
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MDRC is committed to finding solutions to some of the most difficult problems facing the nation — from reducing poverty and bolstering economic self-sufficiency to improving early child development, public education, and college graduation rates. We design promising new ...
Mission: We strive to maintain our reputation as rigorous, mission-driven, respected, and high-quality, while we continue efforts to be more influential, versatile, creative, innovative, cost-conscious, and inclusive.

MDRC Reviews

3.5
54%
Recommend to a Friend
58%
Approve of CEO
Virginia Knox
Virginia Knox
9 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, more than 3 years
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Wonderful coworkers; good work-life balance; collaborative over competitive; good mix of research and practice; many supportive senior staff to learn from and with; commitment to improving

Cons

Progress with RCTs and government partners/funders can be very slow and bureaucratic; still working on some inefficient practices, like ineffectual meetings;

Advice to Management

You do so much so well for staff except the very limited promotion opportunities. The titles are so general and high performing staff should really not feel static/stuck for 3+ years. The difficulty
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Diversity & Inclusion at MDRC

2.9
(12 Reviews)

Diversity Programs & Initiatives

MDRC is committed to finding solutions to some of the most difficult problems facing the nation — from reducing poverty and bolstering economic mobility to improving public education and college graduation rates. We design promising new interventions, evaluate existing programs using the highest

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MDRC Interviews

Experience
Positive43%
Negative29%
Neutral29%
Getting an Interview
Applied online88%
Employee Referral7%
Recruiter2%
Difficulty
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  1. Research Assistant Interview

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    Interview

    Phone Interview, fairly standard - was asked a lot of questions about skills that would play into day to day functions of the research assistant role, as expected. About 30 minutes, was asked to expect 30-1hr
    Interview

    About 3-5 questions were asked in the context of one particular project I chose to highlight

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Company Updates

October 21, 2019
On October 15, Virginia Knox became the fifth president of MDRC in its 45-year history. A former MDRC vice president, Knox brings to her new role 25 years of leadership in developing, evaluating, and improving social programs. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMR4d
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Virginia Knox Assumes Presidency of MDRC, Announces New Leadership Roles
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September 4, 2019
In the first year after random assignment, welfare recipients who participated in Minnesota’s subsidized employment program were more likely than control group members to have been employed; this modest effect continued after the subsidies ended. With MEF Associates and Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation - OPRE http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMlxi
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Implementation and Early Impacts of the Minnesota Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration
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MDRC Awards & Accolades

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Pledges & Certifications

  • Veteran Hiring Commitment

    Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

  • Pay Equality Pledge

    Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

  • Tech Hiring Commitment

    Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

  • Career Advancement Program

    Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • First Job Programs

    Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

  • Fair Chance Pledge

    Maintain hiring/training programs for those with criminal records as an opportunity for a second chance

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