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Committee to Protect Journalists Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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  1. "CPJ Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Committee to Protect Journalists full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Junior and mid level staff do incredibly valuable work. Mission is strong and quality of work is excellent.

    Cons

    The management is very unprofessional. HR is pretty much nonexistent. Very high turnover rate. Management does not care about career development.


  2. "The Committee that DOES NOT Protect it's Employees"

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

    I worked at Committee to Protect Journalists full-time

    Pros

    Mission, International connections, Junior staff is very passionate.

    Cons

    Directors lack management skills. They do not like opinions that differ from theirs even when they ask to feedback and input. No HR. They retaliate when an employee speaks up against mistreatment, often by threatening to fire them and offering additional pay in return for signing a confidentiality agreement. Low pay. Constant micromanaging and lack of trust from supervisors towards their employees. The Finance and Development Directors degrade, intimidate, and humiliate their employees in open-settings. There is no cross-over training at all. Lack of diversity in their employees. Biased, sexist, and racist practices during the hiring process from all directors. Finance director openly yells, curses, and constantly fights and rejects initiatives to improve office culture and build office camaraderie.

    Advice to Management

    Your directors are going to cause a lawsuit.

  3. "Loved working at CPJ"

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    Former Employee - Program Assistant
    Former Employee - Program Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Committee to Protect Journalists full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    compassionate, intelligent, hard working and diverse staff

    Cons

    salary could be higher for junior staff


  4. "Media freedom watchdog."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fulfilling advocacy work. Foreign travel.

    Cons

    Micromanagement from above. Limited autonomy. Too many meetings. Low pay.


  5. "Great mission, but managers need work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Committee to Protect Journalists full-time

    Pros

    Great mission
    Hard working and very committed staff
    Supportive team
    Diverse staff
    The organization is well respected and doing great work overall

    Cons

    Some directors and coordinators lack managerial skills and professionalism
    Limited opportunity for advancement
    Salaries not competitive
    Lack of transparency in hiring practices

    Advice to Management

    Undertake more training for managers.
    Revisit salaries for researchers, who are the backbone of the organization.
    Diversify senior management and board.