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Updated March 5, 2017
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Impaq International CEO Sharon R. Benus
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  1. "Flexible part time job, good pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interviewer in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Interviewer in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Impaq International part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay for a part-time job, flexible schedule, diverse staff. Most supervisors are decent. Manager is firm but fair, she really cares about us. Company is growing and changing.

    Cons

    You have to work weekends, but not every weekend. No decent public transportation. The survey is repetitive and annoying sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Let us have our own headsets, and some bonuses would be nice


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Interview Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Interview Specialist in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Interview Specialist in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Impaq International part-time

    Pros

    You have the ability to create your own schedule.

    Cons

    Trainers and management do not speak to or respect you as an adult. Extremely unprofessional and unorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Management must understand people are employees second and adults first. A mutual respect must be established and maintained for a productive work environment.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Just a Job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - IT in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's in front of Columbia Mall so you can get some shopping done during lunch and commute wasn't so bad because it's out in the suburbs. Good place to make a paycheck while you are applying to something better.

    Cons

    This company is after every dollar out there. Education, Labor, Health etc, they just want to get and bid on whatever they can get some $$$ even if it's beyond the scope of the mission. CEO is clueless.

    Advice to Management

    You treat your employees like your doing them a favor by keeping them employed and that's why everyone leaves. It should be the other way around. It's because of your employees that you have a company.

    Impaq International Response

    Sep 29, 2016 – CEO

    I am sorry IMPAQ was “just a job” for you. Our mission is to create enduring solutions to global problems through rigorous approaches and innovative thinking. The hard work of evaluating and ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity for entry-level professionals"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Impaq International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Provides excellent policy research and implementation experience for entry-level professionals.

    Cons

    Non-competitive salary compared to other consulting companies and limited opportunities to expand policy expertise given current work portfolio.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees' suggestions and complaints to inform future hiring/business strategy.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Research Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company, Great Culture - Smart, Hard Working, and Nice!

    Cons

    Lacks open and transparent internal communications

    Impaq International Response

    Apr 22, 2016 – CEO

    Thank you for the candid feedback. Maintaining an environment where communication is open and transparent can be challenging for a high growth, flat organization like IMPAQ. We are encouraging ... More


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Worst place to work"

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    Current Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Telephone Interviewer in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There no incentives don't waste your time applying . The pro was flexible schedules until uppermangement decided changed forcing people to work 16hrs a month on the weekend which none of the day time supervisor want to work. They don't offer no benefits no holiday pay and you want to force people to work on the weekend

    Cons

    They don't provide HOLIDAY pay if you do choose to work on the holiday no time and half they don't have a survey center handbook and they change the rules everyday. Uppermangement is so disrespectful to the employees including some of the day time supervisors when schedules were changed uppermangement basically indicated that we didn't have to work there and that our incentive was our JOBS. We even have to ask permission to go speak to HR. HR doesn't even listen or helps.

    Advice to Management

    When management makes poor choices the innocent pay the price CEO pay attention to the survey center.

    Impaq International Response

    May 24, 2016 – CEO

    Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate your feedback. The nature of Survey Research data collection obliges us to align our part-time Survey Research Interviewers with times our study ... More


  8. "Vice President"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture and work environment. Hard work with nice people. Great staff.

    Cons

    It's tough for leadership to make the hard decisions at times.

    Advice to Management

    Conflicting messages, communication from the top.


  9. "good pay for part time"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Interviewer in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Research Interviewer in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pay is well for a research interviewer, 401k was offered upon employment, plus monetary bonuses if you have worked long enough (30&90 days)

    Cons

    nature of job is repetitive, which is same with other telephone interviewing jobs.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Fast growing policy research and evaluation company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vibrant company with multiple years of high growth. They provide staff with a wide variety of opportunities to work in different areas with recent expansion into nonprofits/foundations. Good opportunity for promotion with a focus on professional development. I previously worked at AIR and this is a much more positive culture and work environment.

    Cons

    Fast growing company. You need to be interested in learning and working hard to get ahead. This is not for the weak and weary. To me, this is actually a positive aspect, but to some, it may not be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positive energy, forward thinking, and continue to protect the culture.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Finance Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The salary package is really competitive and my supervisor is pretty nice to me.

    Cons

    No systematic training and you have to have a can-do attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not assign two interns in a team together.


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