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  1. "Real commitment to its staff"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Officer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Program Officer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Center for Communication Programs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic people at all levels that know how to work hard but have fun. If you are good, you can move ahead quickly. Opportunities to get involved in all different parts of the organization if you are willing and enthusiastic. Great travel opportunities and a real commitment to its staff. Salaries are pretty good and excellent benefits - including generous 403b plan and vacation time. Don't agree with comments here about it being passive aggressive - I have never found that.

    Cons

    being affiliated with the university has its benefits but it makes the processes to get things done slow and cumbersome.


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    "Honest Assessment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Center for Communication Programs full-time

    Pros

    Does good work
    Pays pretty well if you start with a good salary
    Connected to Johns Hopkins University (prestige)

    Cons

    Bad management from the top
    No opportunities for career growth, no mentoring, not much room for growth.
    No consistency. CCP is ok if you're on a good team with a smart manager, but everything varies team to team. There are no center-wide policies.
    Horrible atmosphere. Some senior staff bully other members of staff. HR is useless. Bad communication. A lot of passive-aggressive people.
    Very clique-y. If you're not a member of the leadership clique, it's a hard place to work.

    Advice to Management

    There is lots of work needed to change fundamental aspects of CCP. Hire outside help.

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    "Mid-level Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Tied to Johns Hopkins (prestige), great leadership at very very top

    Cons

    bad management, passive aggressive work environment, hands tied by JHU bureaucracy, for global health org--not diverse

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in/hire younger dynamic staff for innovation, consider diversity, reflect about institutional culture.


  4. "Great job, for not so great pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Center for Communication Programs full-time

    Pros

    Amazing work environment, friendly coworkers both in Baltimore and abroad, great benefits, lots of travel to interesting places and professional development opportunities, in a great an unpretentious city. Very supportive environment.

    Cons

    They do not pay that well compared to jobs you can find in Washington, DC or elsewhere. Some processes and systems are semi-dysfunctional, but no more so than in any other work environment or office. JHU is a huge bureaucracy, so it can take a long time to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about how pay and promotions are calculated.


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    "Has potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Travel, technical training, good hours for entry level employees, some friendly staff, interesting work, great grants, making a difference in the world.

    Cons

    Slow growth, poor management, often a passive aggressive environment, little to no mentorship available, old leadership with little room for new leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a management consulting company to restructure the organization. Outside help much needed.


  6. "Graduate intern : Overall a good experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Former Intern - Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends

    I worked at Center for Communication Programs as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Given a good amount of responsibility.
    Interesting work.
    Courteous staff.

    Cons

    Got work emails at all hours, and had to participate in last minute Skype calls on the weekends. I got the sense that the employees are workaholics with no with-life balance.
    Since the deadlines were approaching, (and because i was an intern) I didn't feel like I could say no.


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    "Get out what you put in"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Center for Communication Programs full-time

    Pros

    respected institution, respected research, many opportunities to work on wide range of health issues and wide range of countries (mostly W., E. Africa, S. Asia)

    Cons

    chaotic management structure and and poor management/supervisor communication - ironic for a communication organization

    Advice to Management

    Very poor communication, lacks passion, lacks direction, inefficient.

  8. "Decent"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Center for Communication Programs as an intern

    Pros

    Good programs and seminars and on locations.
    Friendly staff
    Great networking opportunity

    Cons

    Very laissez-faire approach and can see yourself doing nothing in idle time

    Advice to Management

    Make the interns more engaged.


  9. "Accommodating"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Center for Communication Programs as an intern

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere and you feel like you are doing work that will actually make a difference. Management allows interns to participate in regular activities and contribute to major projects.

    Cons

    There doesnt seem to be a huge opportunity for mobility or advancement because the projects are based on grants (they have expiration dates).