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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 (12)

    "Smart people, great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Assoc Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Assoc Director in Washington, DC
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    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 place for a summer internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I was a summer intern and had an amazing experience. You get involved in all stages of public opinion polling - survey writing, data analysis, data visualization, and report writing. It is a great place to work as an intern and truly a place where you can get your hands dirty. You aren't treated as an intern as much as you are given the responsibilities for a Research Assistant, with tons of support so you are never overwhelmed. Overall, I had a great experience there.

    Cons

    Not a very social intern environment

    Advice to Management

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