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Heritage Foundation CEO Kay Coles James
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  • "Some lectures/events were a little late in the day(in 4 reviews)

  • "Pay "stipend" which is less than minimum wage(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "A wonderful place to intern"

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

    I worked at Heritage Foundation part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great mentorship. A lot of amazing opportunities with the internship program.

    Cons

    There are none it is a great internship

    Heritage Foundation2019-05-11
  2. "Supportive but Fast-Paced Environment"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Alexandria, VA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Heritage Foundation full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Exciting and fast-paced Very supportive employers

    Cons

    Nonprofit salaries, to be expected

    Heritage Foundation2019-04-03
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    "Best Place I have Ever Worked! Even as a Field Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Heritage Foundation full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Friendly People who geuniely are kind and care about each other, Great Mission and Work if you agree with their policy views, lots on interesting chance to meet and interact with policy influencers, take good care of their people ie. free coffee machines, free events with free food, easy access via metro or car, education reimbursement in some departments, well known and gain respect for working their, family/personal...

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    Cons

    Re-reimbursement can take a while and no company credit cards but good at paying back it's people, long hours, blow back in the media and can be tough outside of the DC area to find work post experience there, field and DC staff can be a bit disconnected by they try REALLY hard to make this work, lazy workers don't last long here, sometimes to traditional and conservative (took some getting used too but it was all about...

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    Advice to Management

    Employees do take a financial hit w/o credit cards. Be a bit more flexible about issuing even short term credit cards to your younger employees who might not have ton of income to pay off plane tickets. Dept chairs would help from time to time but it wasn't always easy. Seriously look at getting a trip planner who job it is to book tickets in bulk to help keep costs down. But seriously, Keep making your employees feel...

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    Heritage Foundation2019-04-02
  4. "Amazing place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Heritage Foundation for more than a year

    Pros

    Great staff, great work, and a great goal

    Cons

    None at all to speak of

    Heritage Foundation2019-01-24
  5. "YLP Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Heritage Foundation

    Pros

    Excellent focus on personal development, friendly staff, inspiring talks and lectures.

    Cons

    Didn't stay long enough! Could use a boost in salary.

    Heritage Foundation2018-11-24
  6. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern 
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    I worked at Heritage Foundation for more than a year

    Pros

    Internship was pretty good, lots of great people to meet, networking opportunities, pay (unlike most internships in DC), and subsidized housing right next door.

    Cons

    The research you do is pretty low quality. Most of it is just going through and digesting reports and news articles for your bosses and there's a lot of downtime. They don't teach you any research skills or data analysis which is disappointing.

    Advice to Management

    I guess it's good for what it is. Not sure management could do much more.

    Heritage Foundation2018-12-01
  7. "GREAT place to work"

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    Current Employee - Vice President 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Heritage Foundation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing place to work and always challenged

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, you are great!

    Heritage Foundation2018-04-30
  8. "Amazing place to Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Heritage Foundation full-time

    Pros

    - Ability to attend Heritage Events that interest you outside of your internship title - Mentor program - Very friendly staff

    Cons

    - Some lectures/events were a little late in the day

    Heritage Foundation2018-01-30
  9. "Great work environment"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Heritage Foundation full-time

      Pros

      Very friendly staff, great training, and excellent benefits

      Cons

      Commute can be tedious, but you have options depending where you live.

      Heritage Foundation2017-11-17
    • "Fairly Stodgy Foundation with Good People"

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      Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
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      I worked at Heritage Foundation full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Fairly flexible work hours. No one here is pulling 80 hour weeks (despite what they may claim). Fairly good benefits and somewhat defined pathway to advancement.

      Cons

      The corporate environment and information flow is the opposite of open. As a political organization, playing on the "right team" is more important than being "right," and this bleeds from ideology into office politics. Could use some updating, as the mode of management is straight from a 1982 MBA. There's a ton of churn of talent out after 1-4 years, as longevity and politicking are the only routes up the pyramid.

      Advice to Management

      Provider clearer pathways to grow to all staff. Open up some decision-making and power, to ensure there's a layer of people between the very top and very bottom to keep the organization healthy.

      Heritage Foundation2017-10-02
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