AEI Reviews

Updated Jan 24, 2021

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AEI President Arthur C. Brooks
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  • "Because of intellectual diversity you won't see everything at AEI you want and how much you enjoy your works depends on the Scholar you're under(in 17 reviews)

  • "it is an unpaid internship, but they do offer a scholarship if you apply and get it(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great environment"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at AEI full-time

    Pros

    People are great and you can always find mentors

    Cons

    Management can be a little disorganized, but I think the new President if trying to fix that.

  2. "Life is great if you're a scholar there!"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AEI full-time

    Pros

    Good place for meeting young people who are new in their careers. Helpful to learn how a think tank operates for 1-2 years.

    Cons

    Pay isn't great, and there's limited human resources support. Management is hit or miss; academics aren't great at it. But, it's probably not worse than any other think tank in DC.


  3. "Internship"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at AEI full-time

    Pros

    Good environment, free meals, interesting speakers

    Cons

    Very conservative, but still accepting of other viewpoints

  4. COVID-19

    "incredible place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AEI full-time

    Pros

    Scholars invest in the RAs and trust them with their work Networking opportunities WFH policy due to COVID-19

    Cons

    none. Fabulous place to learn and grow your career.

  5. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AEI full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Food is great, people are brilliant, mission is rock solid. Preeminent think tank

    Cons

    I was an intern, so expectations were low... not many cons I can think of, although I'm sure the money isn't great.

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  6. "Great experience!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AEI full-time

    Pros

    I loved my time at AEI. It has an amazing benefits package - including free lunch and breakfast every day.

    Cons

    It can be a competitive atmosphere.

  7. "Terrific place"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AEI full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, beautiful building, generous scholars

    Cons

    Low salary, minimal ladder to climb

  8. "Solid think tank"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Media Relations Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at AEI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work culture, great food

    Cons

    Large bureaucracy, slow moving at times

  9. "Great"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Summer Intern 

    I worked at AEI part-time

    Pros

    You will learn so much with the smartest people

    Cons

    No cons at all to think of

  10. "Good experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at AEI full-time

    Pros

    nice people who want you to succeed

    Cons

    Not much personal advancement within

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