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Updated May 31, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work

    May 29, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Collectively work towards a better tomorrow with similarly bright minded individuals. Work ethic is great and the environment could not be better.

    Cons

    Having more visibility into some of the other program's work would be great

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    great org

    May 20, 2022 - Director in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A dynamic and exciting place to work with a healthy mix of senior professionals and young people, diversity, and flexibility. Especially the Energy and Environment team is fantastic.

    Cons

    Quality of experience seems to depend a bit on the program you work for.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 3.0
    Former Employee

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    May 31, 2022 - SFA Senior Financial Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Vey nice offices and break areas.

    Cons

    No flexible work arrangements. Office is not close to public transportation and no shuttle service is offered from train station.

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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Gold on the outside, rotten on the inside

    Apr 9, 2022 - Managing Director 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Just the name on the resume

    Cons

    - Management practices are as old as Taylorism. - The whole organization is run by cliques. Prima donnas run the asylum. - There is really no system. It's purely run by personalities, wannabees, pseudo-intellectuals, and forgotten grunts.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great people, hard to grow.

    Feb 25, 2022 - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Working with mission driven people, feeling belief in the work that we do.

    Cons

    The organization can be very political, and the ladder for upward mobility is almost nonexistent. It can be very defeating to know that opportunities for career growth are very rare and hard to come by.

    3 people found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Supportive

    Dec 5, 2021 - Program Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Supportive, great benefits, meaningful work

    Cons

    Sometimes more than 40hr week; need Moore opportunity for growth/promotion

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Very accomdodating

    Nov 21, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Will let you take time off in case of emergency

    Cons

    Lots of work, meetings after 5

    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great organization

    Nov 20, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great exposure to executives. Great colleagues.

    Cons

    Internal growth opportunities are limited

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee

    A good first job

    Sep 28, 2021 - Program Coordinator 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    exposure to lots of different types of work and you're surrounded by very bright people

    Cons

    It's easy to be siloed and hard to get know people outside your own project .

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

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    Aug 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Friendly, inspirational environment with people who are deeply passionate about their work

    Cons

    Programs are very distinct, so it might be more difficult to connect with people outside of your program

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Aspen Institute Reviews FAQs

Aspen Institute has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, based on over 152 reviews left anonymously by employees. 89% of employees would recommend working at Aspen Institute to a friend and 77% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 4% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Aspen Institute employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.0 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Aspen Institute. This rating has improved by 8% over the last 12 months.

89% of Aspen Institute employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Aspen Institute 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Aspen Institute to be senior leadership, culture, benefits and the cons to be diversity and inclusion, compensation, career development.

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