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"Good benefits, good pay, not much room for advancement"

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

Good benefits, good pay, great 401k and health plans. Compensation is great for comparable jobs elsewhere. Very casual work environment.

Cons

No bonuses. No tuition reimbursement plans. Feels understaffed at times. Not much room for advancement within the company or better titles.

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  1. Helpful (13)

    "Smart people, great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Assoc Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Assoc Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Smart people, mostly academics and journalists, working together. Nice office. Great benefits, including Incredible 401k: I'm now putting in 6% while Pew matches that and adds another 7%. The pay is great for a nonprofit. They try to keep pace with top universities and media outlets.

    Cons

    Some -- not all -- of the seven projects are beyond meticulous to the point of being anal. Internal memos don't need 10 drafts.

    Advice to Management

    Some directors of projects act like kings ruling over their fiefdom. Giving them such power and autonomy allows each project to have its own unique brand and emphasis, and that is good. The problem is when the dictator isn't so benevolent and employees' only question is: what does the director want? That can lead to the paralysis of analysis, especially when the director doesn't clearly communicate or even know what he wants. Train, develop, empower and promote your other employees -- especially the young ones -- and you will have a happier, more productive workplace.


  2. "Great work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pew Research Center full-time

    Pros

    Pew Research Center is a great place to work for intellectually curious individuals. The academic rigor of their analysis combined with a journalistic style of reporting research findings makes the Center's work very impactful. It was so rewarding to have worked with such bright people who are so passionate about their work.

    Cons

    Pew Research Center is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, an organization with a much different corporate culture.

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