68% would recommend to a friend
(100 total reviews)
91% approve of CEO
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Updated Oct 19, 2023
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- 5.0Oct 19, 2023Research AssistantCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearNew York, NY
great people great work environment great work-life balance flexibility
salary could be higher, but pay is fair across staff
- 4.0Jul 18, 2023Technical Research Analyst ICurrent EmployeeNew York, NY
Union, interesting projects, room to grow if you enter as an analyst
Management is not as worker friendly as they advertise
- 5.0Jul 10, 2023Technical Research Assistant ICurrent Employee, less than 1 yearNew York, NY
great company culture and benefits
I haven't started the job yet so I'm not sure
- 2.0Jun 6, 2023Technical Research AssistantFormer Employee
- Good work-life balance - Good community around the junior staff
- Experience is largely dependent on your relationship with your supervisor - Junior staff are not shown respect, many people in supervisory roles should not be
- 4.0Aug 25, 2022Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
My colleagues are smart and dedicated to doing research to find ways to improve the lives of low-income families. A change in leadership in 2019 has led to improvements in the work environment, such as an increased focus on DEI issues, and moving problematic managers out of positions of authority or out of the organization entirely. The research covers many areas of public policy and types of research, so it’s possible to find what really interests you.
The organization is surprisingly bureaucratic for an organization of 300 people, and most decisions have to be approved by several layers of hierarchy (although most of the time those approvals are a formality). Senior management sometimes shows a lack of transparency and a risk-averse attitude that can lead to inaction. There is ongoing tension between the research side of the organization and the rest of the organization — IT, the finance department, HR, etc. — that affects staff morale and that has been left mostly unaddressed.
- 5.0Mar 9, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
The employees are mission driven, leadership really takes into consideration feedback from employees, benefits are outstanding, pay is competitive (and not just for a non-profit)
Things do move a little slower.
- 4.0Jan 4, 2023Technical Research AssistantFormer EmployeeNew York, NY
People are great and the work is interesting
Promotions are slow, not based on performance. Low pay
- 5.0Nov 1, 2022Technical Research AnalystCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearNew York, NY
Lots of learning opportunities, active communication among employees, decent employment benefits and work-life balance, and so many passionate and caring coworkers around you.
Not much thing to say, honestly. Maybe having some snack bar in the kitchen for breakfast and afternoon boost?
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MDRC has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 113 reviews left anonymously by employees. 68% of employees would recommend working at MDRC to a friend and 66% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 4% over the last 12 months.
68% of MDRC employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated MDRC 4.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.