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China Institute in America Reviews

Updated 27 Apr 2019

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James B. Heimowitz
5 Ratings
  1. "Good part-time position"

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at China Institute in America part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, low-stress job

    Cons

    Minimum wage, but to be expected with this type of position

    China Institute in America2019-04-27
  2. "Great Org, Lots of Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at China Institute in America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic, friendly, knowledgeable team Huge list of events, exhibitions and programs to work on Creativity is valued and appreciated Diverse team members with different backgrounds Value work/life balance

    Cons

    Signing in and out when you go to lunch

    China Institute in America2018-10-04
  3. "Excellent place for people passionate about China"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at China Institute in America part-time

    Pros

    Very healthy work environment Good life/work balance Very approachable and supportive management Monthly team building activities Lots of autonomy

    Cons

    Some processes are outdated Small team

    China Institute in America2018-10-03
  4. "Busy Place, Good People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at China Institute in America full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Healthy work environment. Good people to work with. Monthly team-building activities. It is a small place but there is a lot of work/ activities/ events going on here. Very supportive management Great work/life balance, plenty paid-time off

    Cons

    No opportunity to telecommute Teams still seem to be silos

    Advice to Management

    Occasional telecommute would help Keep doing great job on strengthening organizational culture

    China Institute in America2018-09-10
  5. "Has potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at China Institute in America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting cultural mission and programs.

    Cons

    Untrustworthy leadership. Low salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Need new CEO

    China Institute in America2018-09-27
  6. "great place for people passionate about China"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at China Institute in America full-time

    Pros

    It's all about China. Great place to immerse yourself in Chinese culture in all aspects. If you have energy, you can spend all your time there meeting interesting people and learn, and contribute. It's just incredible to be there if China is your interest and passion. It's great for people with a start-up mindset to take initiative and find resources and support there to make ideas coming to live.

    Cons

    Work could be overwhelming at times, and takes up lots of time, possibly all the time you have, as you might just not be able to stopping thinking about work.

    Advice to Management

    sharp your focus like a razor blade.

    China Institute in America2018-08-22
  7. Helpful (1)

    "It's like working at a startup"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at China Institute in America full-time

      Pros

      -Genuinely kind-hearted and diverse group of colleagues to work with. -Small team (30+ colleagues) and very open culture -Very capable leadership team and trustees dedicated to helping the institute grow at the new location.

      Cons

      -small team also means everyone is stretched very thin

      China Institute in America2018-08-06
    • "Chinese Teacher"

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      Former Employee - Chinese Teacher in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at China Institute in America part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Very good cultural environment and nice colleagues. Comparatively higher rate than the average.

      Cons

      Part-time work and doesn't have visa sponsor.

      China Institute in America2017-07-09
    • Helpful (1)

      "Associate"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at China Institute in America full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Has potential to grow, especially the education dept and the business programs.

      Cons

      Need to bring in new leadership in the education department. The President, who is James Heimowitz and not Sara Judge McCalpin is is NOT a good leader; need to throw him out. The other senior team members are also incapable. Lack of transparency in the organization.

      Advice to Management

      Roll up your sleeves and do some hard work. Stop ordering around junior staff members.

      China Institute in America2017-07-13
    • "Great place to learn"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at China Institute in America part-time

      Pros

      The coordinator here is friendly and is welling to teach the intern.

      Cons

      If the position is not that relevant to your major, you might find it hard to enhance yourself in professional knowledge in long-term.

      China Institute in America2016-12-27
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