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  • www.urban.org
  • Washington, DC
  • 501 to 1000 Employees
  • 1968
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Grantmaking & Charitable Foundations
  • $25 to $100 million (USD)


The Urban Institute is a not-for-profit economic and social policy research organization that oversees research projects in such areas as education, health policy, employment, income and benefits, housing and communities, population studies, poverty, and judicial issues. Its ...

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52 Ratings
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"Excellent place to work"

Jan 25, 2023 - Research Associate in Washington, DC
Positive Outlook
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Interesting projects, committed leadership, tons of in-house expertise


Stressful billing structure and fundraising requirements
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Urban Institute Interviews

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Employee Referral9%
Campus Recruiting3%

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What is paid time off like at Urban Institute?

...You also get generous paid time off and while maybe not actively encouraged to take it, you can do so without judgement by colleagues....

January 19, 2021

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