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"Great place to work"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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Pros

There are flexible schedules for employees. It also enjoys a well deserved reputation for expertise in analysis.

Cons

The internal communication leaves a lot to be desired. The in-house intranet is complex and wordy.

Advice to Management

improve internal communication

Other Employee Reviews for National Academy of Sciences

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Ups and Downs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Academy of Sciences full-time

    Pros

    The mission is great and you do often feel as though you are contributing to important work. If you have a good supervisor/board director, there can be a lot of creative and intellectual flexibility. You could have the opportunity to work on a number of interesting projects and meet some rock stars in your field.
    Benefits were generally very good, especially retirement package and transportation assistance.
    Work-life balance is great - a number of parents choose to work here because it is not too demanding of time.

    Cons

    Pay is dismal. For a well-respected institution, it's rather shocking how little valued the employees are. There is no clear policy on promotions, HR is very opaque and often contradictory, and there seems to be little consistency in terms of salary, position responsibilities, etc. So much of your job satisfaction depends on who you work with and how supportive your supervisor is, while at the same time trying to keep out of the fray of internal politics
    The bulk of the effort to keep the org moving rests on mid-level program management and board directors - there's little training or support for this, but yet you are still required to essentially find the work to keep your own job.

    Advice to Management

    Institutionalize proposal development, grant management, donor coordination, project management, and new business. This should be part of the org structure, not done so haphazardly by project staff.
    Support the people who provide the $$ for the indirect cost centers to exist.


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    "Great benefits, glorified secretarial job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits (retirement, health care, travel)

    Cons

    Glorified secretarial job, organize travel and reimbursement

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