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Bipartisan Policy Center Reviews

Updated October 25, 2017
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  1. "If you get hired, don't stay here for too long"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bipartisan Policy Center full-time

    Pros

    Work with educated, ambitious people
    Depending on your position, you may feel that you contribute to public policy

    Cons

    Awful pay
    Hard to move up


  2. "Overall, ok place to work with brilliant and fun colleagues."

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    Current Employee - Digital Media Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Digital Media Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bipartisan Policy Center (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. A fun environment
    2. Working for a good cause with really smart people
    3. The work itself is interestin

    Cons

    1. Pay is mediocre
    2. Managers are often not great at their jobs and don't know how to manage well
    3. Managers and leadership don't seem to care a ton about personal and professional development.
    4. The structure of the organization as a whole is confusing

  3. "Flexible workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bipartisan Policy Center full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership that has best interests of employees in mind; lots of freedom to pursue own projects; access to "important" people in Washington, DC; opportunity to attend great events and lots of other perks while was there

    Cons

    Lots of turnover - sort of the nature of this type of organization, but at a pace that can be disorienting


  4. "BPC Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bipartisan Policy Center part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work overall.

    Cons

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  5. "Great place to learn!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookline, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brookline, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at Bipartisan Policy Center (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to politicians and events going on in Washington. Great connections. Excellent learning environment-treated like an employee. Friendly coworkers, enjoyable office environment.

    Cons

    Did not work there long enough to experience notable downsides.


  6. "Ok place to work if you're fresh out of undergrad"

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    Former Employee - Policy Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Policy Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bipartisan Policy Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food, access to the DC elite, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Notice that several reviewers said it really "depends on your boss." Some of the directors don't treat their staff that well. Compensation is well below average for similar work. Turnover is VERY high with the higher skill analysts rarely staying more than a year.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the staff than on contractors. Raising salaries would allow BPC to hire and retain better people.


  7. "Great place to work, but really depends on your boss"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bipartisan Policy Center (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people - dedicated and experienced - and good work/life balance (although this can vary by team).

    Cons

    Your experience can really depend upon your manager.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Okay place to work depending on your position and what your applying for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bipartisan Policy Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good health benefits for individuals who have families. Meet a lot of political figures and important people in Washington. For the most part the same is friendly. Enjoy a good amount of free food left over from meetings.

    Cons

    Very unorganized. No formal training or professional development. Lower level staff are stretched way too thin with no recognition and very low pay. Also there is barely any diversity within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Better Leadership and room for growth. Higher pay for lower level staff.


  9. "Look within to improve culture and partnerships"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bipartisan Policy Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunity to engage with DC politicos and policy.

    Cons

    Very little culture or diversity. Salaries are very low.


  10. "A Great Company, But No Room For Growth"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bipartisan Policy Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It truly is a great company with a very well-respected position in the DC think-tank arena. The name just keeps on growing and employees are pretty satisfied with their jobs.

    Cons

    Management can be confusing. Communications between the management and low-level staff can be very hard at times. There is not much room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within, look into the administrative staff who would love to move up.


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