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Updated November 20, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work for 1.5 years early in your career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dedicated Advisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Dedicated Advisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Journal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, young office, intellectually engaging work, easy to commute to location. This is an excellent job for making connections in every industry in DC.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement options, very frequent business strategy shifts, altering commission structure to the company's benefit, very political internally.


  2. "If you are a young woman looking to work in sales, look elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Journal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working with young staff

    Cons

    Incredibly poor leadership, especially within the sales department. While the President is an exceptional, talented and intelligent leader, those below him rely heavily on favoritism. Sexism was blatant when it came to promotions.

  3. "Great place to work!"

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

    I worked at National Journal full-time

    Pros

    Excellent team and environment. The office really engages you politically and intellectually.

    Cons

    Sometimes the leadership doesn't exactly have a vision of where it wants go next.


  4. "Fulfilling experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fantastic upper management. True dedication to professional development. Much room for growth. Work with a lot of smart people.

    Cons

    Need clear picture company's future given its unique path tow where it is today.


  5. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Journal full-time

    Pros

    This company gives you lots of opportunity to learn as well as meet other influential Washingtonians. Awesome holiday party in December and lots of happy hours.

    Cons

    strict 9-6 hours which can seem long


  6. "Great place"

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

    Pros

    You work with great people!

    Cons

    Sometime feels like consultant work instead of research


  7. "Still a little stuck in the past, but very positive outlook"

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

    I have been working at National Journal full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic culture; smart, talented people. Lots of latitude to implement new ideas. Free coffee ;).

    Cons

    Salaries on the lower side for this region. The website is not user-friendly, and doesn't offer clear insight into the company's mission and value proposition.

    Advice to Management

    Bring the website into alignment with the current business model; and make it something our members will actually use (and enjoy using).

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    "Too Many Silos"

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    Current Employee - Fellow
    Current Employee - Fellow
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Journal full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great bennifits package, smart compassionate colleagues

    Cons

    Very few people end up in senior management roles- the majority of lower level staff are in their early 20s and the people managing them are in their late 30s, so there do not seem to be many mid career professionals. Additionally, various departments are incredibly separate; this is not a place were one can easily change job functions.

    Advice to Management

    Have weekly meetings that bring department heads together- collaboration makes the company stronger.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "No Money Mo Problems"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Journal full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited paid time off (although they pressure you into working through holidays), young staff

    Cons

    Unclear expectations from management, opaque leadership style to cover up total disorganization and frequent failures, incredibly low salaries even several years into working there, frequent drastic changes to company infrastructure, aggressive and poorly executed firings of staff - even senior staff - to accommodate aforementioned drastic changes to company infrastructure

    Advice to Management

    Morale is low. Pay people more, get someone in charge of the company who knows what they're doing/have genuine business experience... you can't keep hiring internally/promoting yourselves when no one knows what they're doing.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great team, poor business management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at National Journal full-time

    Pros

    Very talented and good-natured team. Great PTO policy. Relatively little micromanagement.

    Cons

    -Direction of the company is purposely vague so as to avoid acknowledging failure in the market.
    -Constant stream of large-scale changes without honest explanations.
    -Significant degree of ambiguity from leadership. They are mostly unwilling to give answers, and the answers they do give are not grounded in reality.
    -Significant increase in micromanagement with decreases in revenue.
    -Extremely poor performance metrics.
    -Little opportunity for upward mobility and career growth.
    -Low salaries.

    Advice to Management

    If you do not invest in top-tier talent, they will not invest in you. Low salaries are contributing to a brain drain and constant cycle of talented, young employees leaving the company after a short time for higher paying opportunities. Develop professional growth opportunities and make it clear what employees can achieve with great performance. Leadership should provide honest answers when asked honest questions.


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