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Updated April 16, 2017
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  1. "Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    Pros

    people are willing to help you to learn how to do your work.

    Cons

    for intern, in the begining, the work is not too important. However, in the long run, the work can get interesting depends on your skills.

    Advice to Management

    provide full-time oppotunities for intern.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to learn basic economic research skills

    Cons

    No pay is a problem

  3. "IIF Summer Intern Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, inclusive environment, develop familiarity with Bloomberg and other software programs

    Cons

    Not paid, sometimes slow work in summers


  4. "intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great experience interning here. Supervisors are friendly and I learned a lot!

    Cons

    good experience overall. I will recommend interning here.


  5. "Turnover rate makes you nervous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Multicultural environment.
    Incremental vacation time.
    A lot of amenities( The office Manager is doing an excellent job)

    Cons

    Management is sneaky.
    An extremely high turnover rate.
    Senior staff as well as junior staff get fired regularly.
    All you will hear, is budget.


  6. "Manager salaries: $500K-$2M Interns: unpaid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IIF full-time

    Pros

    Interns do the same work research analysts do: data, charting, drafting reports, admin. Good experience if no research experience before. No training or anything like that but you learn by doing.

    It may be good on your resume if you interview with an employer who knows IIF. Some do but most don’t.

    Cons

    IIF executives make $500K-$2M/year and spend $10-15K on a single business trip. Interns are not paid.

    Interns are not given much priority for open positions. There are not that many positions opening either. Bunch of entry/mid-level positions have been eliminated.

    There are a ton of financial sector meetings and events but only managers attend. Not much networking opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate interns for the work they are doing. DC is a very expensive city to have an unpaid internship. Help interns network.


  7. "It's great at first, but many feel undervalued after a bit..."

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    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IIF full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The IIF can be a great place to work. You have the opportunity to work directly with the brightest and most successful people in finance. The IIF takes great care of their upper-level professionals. They offer a great benefits package! The staff off-site and the holiday party are wonderful every year.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, junior staff is undervalued and under payed. Recently, the company has been working on cutting down personnel expenses and people are worried about job security. Senior management and the leadership team make great money and they deserve to! Junior staff is barely paid enough to make a living for themselves living in such a pricey city. The leadership team can earn up to 100% of their salary in their year-end bonus... Meanwhile, junior staff is praying for a measly raise each and every year. This organization and many like it could not operate without junior staff members and I wish the IIF valued our contributions more.

    Advice to Management

    Financially reward your junior staff for their excellent work and support to their departments and supervisors. Do not cap that number of people who can receive exceeds expectations and outstanding ratings on reviews. Implement a flex schedule. Provide more financial support for continuing education.

  8. "Research economic data"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment and good colleagues

    Cons

    things could be slow sometime


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    flexible time
    chance to learn new things everyday
    friendly and smart employees
    good place for someone who wants to learn
    great office culture

    Cons

    heavy workload
    leadership is not very strong


  10. "Analyst"

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

    Pros

    Great people. Very helpful and bright. Always eager to educate incoming staff. Flat plavce

    Cons

    Limited upward moblity and very little staff turnover within the company make it a good fit only if ur coming in a high level

    Advice to Management

    None


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