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"An opportunity of immense personal growth, a professional launchpad"

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Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Aspen Institute as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Aspen attracts young and brilliant people - the culture is the best part. Aspen works on a wide diversity of issues. Aspen unique in its decentralized structure, encouraging entrepreneurship, while streamlining the bureaucracy. Opportunity to travel.

Cons

Sometimes overworked, or working long hours. Nonprofit sector means less pay than a similar position in the private sector.

Advice to Management

Continue supporting the young employees with professional development

Other Employee Reviews for Aspen Institute

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    "Incredibly bureaucratic and slow. Textbook example of too much overhead spending and very few outputs."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Philanthropy Program Research Fellow in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Philanthropy Program Research Fellow in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aspen Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Nice perks, like like the Christmas party at a giant estate in Maryland were you get to spend the night
    -Despite signing up as a research fellow I just sat at my desk and constantly ran out of busywork, so ended up getting lots of schoolwork and personal stuff done

    Cons

    If you have any shred of excitement for research and actually contributing to relevant projects avoid at all costs


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A wonderful place to work while you are young"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aspen Institute part-time (More than a year)

    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.

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