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Updated Jun 12, 2021

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  • "Benefits are lacking and the salary is low(in 5 reviews)
  • "Housing in Aspen is difficult, long hours(in 5 reviews)
  • "There is little upward mobility for junior level staff.(in 4 reviews)
  • "Low pay, sometimes work could be time(in 4 reviews)
  • "Some management is great, other departments have managers/directors that are not very communicative with their subordinates.(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    A wonderful place to work while you are young

    Jul 23, 2012 - Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great group of people, young people as well as career professionals that have come back to work with a specific group.

    Cons

    Difficult to be promoted, and doesn't publish as much as other think tanks.

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Overall, a great place to work

    Sep 27, 2017 - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The people are incredibly driven and it's a great working environment. Though, because all of the programs/departments are fairly independent, everyone's experience will be different based on the leadership and working style of his or her specific team. That said, everyone I've encountered has been fantastic and the issues we work on are so diverse and interesting. Plus the organization is in a growth phase, and things only seem to be getting better

    Cons

    Room for growth is probably the biggest downside. Because the organization is structured in such a way where individual programs are in silos, upward growth is really only possible within the context of a small team, meaning that there aren;t many jobs to "grow" into. Although a big reason for that is that there isn't much turnover, which is a positive thing. People tend to stick around.

    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Pretty good, but i left

    May 21, 2014 - Program Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    great educational events, you get to meet very interesting and influential people

    Cons

    little room for moving up

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    1 person found this review helpful
  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good organization with a good mission

    Jun 23, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    If you're looking for a place where you'll learn a lot on the job and support a good organization with a strong mission, then this is the place for you. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Benefits are lacking and the salary is low

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  5. 4.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Great Experience

    May 9, 2015 - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I loved interning for the Aspen Institute. I got to work with great people and had the opportunity to attend amazing talks.

    Cons

    It is a small company so advancing in the company is a little more difficult. Answering phones can become somewhat tiresome after awhile.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Intern, more than 1 year

    Great experience for a Non-profit

    Jan 30, 2013 - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people, Lots of free lunch

    Cons

    Career progression can be a problem

    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Former Intern

    Fun place to work, but no upward mobilty

    Dec 21, 2015 - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people who are passionate about the work they do! I met so many amazing individuals and young professionals. Good mentors and advice.

    Cons

    You can't really move upward in the company, maybe only horizontally.

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Associate Director

    Jan 18, 2017 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great culture and experiences! Great place to work and great people!

    Cons

    Split between multiple buildings - programs somewhat divided from each other

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Loved Working Here!

    Nov 16, 2020 - Program Assistant in Aspen, CO
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people, work environment, city

    Cons

    Small teams means a lot of work

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Former employee

    Feb 4, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Little upward mobility for young staff.

    1 person found this review helpful
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