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Partnership for Public Service Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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  1. "Excellent Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fellow in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Fellow in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Partnership for Public Service full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Kind staff, beautiful facilities, focused on personal and professional development

    Cons

    Some of the higher up staff have trouble delegating responsibilities.


  2. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Associate in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Program Associate in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Partnership for Public Service full-time

    Pros

    Benefits - Available to all FT employees after 60 days of employment.
    Work - Life Balance - A lot of activities offered by the company to their employees - company BBQ, holiday dinners, etc.
    PTO - Available after 60 days of employment.
    Ability to work from home after 6 months of employment.

    Cons

    If I could think of one it would be to offer more training. Although some can grasp and learn after 20 -30 days of training, others, especially older workers, may sometimes find this difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that ALL employees are properly trained before expecting them to do their jobs. This could be done through more time spent on training.


  3. "Great, for an Undergrad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fellow in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Fellow in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Partnership for Public Service full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are always great snacks and the office environment is very laid back and relaxed, kind of like what you would expect from a Google or Facebook type office culture (rare quality in DC). The Partnership does great work that truly makes a huge impact on government. They host trainings for senior officials in government agencies, they research and report on areas for government improvement, and they advise congress and other government agencies on best practices to improve efficiency and efficacy. The content is fascinating for anyone who has been both interested and frustrated with government.

    Cons

    The Partnership has a great mission and employees are very passionate. However, the non-profit has nearly doubled in size in the last year, and as a result the office environment can be very clique-y and interns are often treated as disposable copy-rats (not by everyone, but there are definitely a few managers who won't bother to learn your name but have no problem barking orders at you). People rarely acknowledge each other in the hallways or common areas, and the lack of diversity is a huge and very apparent problem in the office (I'd say 80% of the office could be generalized as "preppy" white women).

    As far as internships go, I believe this would have been a fantastic internship for an undergraduate student with little to no formal office experience. However, I believe masters students with more experience will not find this internship as rewarding or challenging, as it is tailored to entry-level and younger students. Furthermore, interns are pretty much treated as if they have no professional skills whatsoever, so if you have several years of relevant work experience you may become frustrated with how you are perceived in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more inclusive office culture that is not so clique-y. Redistribute work responsibilities so that fellows have a more concrete role than just running errands for managers as needed. Reiterate the importance of the interns and their role in the partnership to managers so that interns are not treated as if they were disposable or transient.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Partnership for Public Service full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are incredibly kind, the small perks are great for a nonprofit, and there is plenty of room to grow through networking within the company and through numerous professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    The pay is not great. Upper-level leadership sometimes does not seem like they know what they're doing. Fast-paced growth looks like it could be a problem as this company goes forward. Sporadic projects make work/life balance unpredictable.


  6. "Great organization with amazing people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Partnership for Public Service full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Partnership is a great organization blessed with some truly amazing people. The mission is important, the work is meaningful, and the culture is remarkable. Couldn't speak more highly of it.

    Cons

    It's a nonprofit - the pay could always be better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Partnership is an incredible place to work. Staff members are given tremendous autonomy and authority. It is also a great place to build a professional network across sectors.

    Cons

    This isn't really a negative, but the pace at the Partnership is fast...the people who are happiest here thrive in a fast paced environment.


  8. "Great Place to gain experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fellow in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Fellow in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Partnership for Public services offers good experience working within a non-profit. They pay the fellows a fair amount and give days off.

    Cons

    The culture of the organization is strange. I can not really explain it well but the employees were not very close with each other from what I saw. They were pretty disconnected.


  9. "Attendant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attendant in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Attendant in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Partnership for Public Service part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Its a great company to work with there fair and caring.

    Cons

    I dont hAve any bad to say about the company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!!


  10. "Good program to go to for home care"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Caregiver in Palmyra, VA
    Current Employee - Caregiver in Palmyra, VA

    I have been working at Partnership for Public Service (More than a year)

    Pros

    Helping people who you love

    Cons

    Pay rate low, more respite hours


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Looks good on the outside"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Partnership for Public Service full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice office, mostly stocked supplies, etc.
    Most co-workers are professional.
    Some teams/departments have incredible leaders, accomplish wonderful things, and allow employees to have new opportunities, unfortunately not the case for all departments. Awesome tuition/continuing education support.
    Sometimes you are able to have flexible work from home time.

    Cons

    Employees are consistently unsure of financial situation. Organization demonstrated they were spending more than they were acquiring.
    A few employees in powerful positions have been known to repeatedly demean, publicly yell at, and threaten others. The violators seem to be rewarded for the behavior.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just listen to the intimidating employees, but make it a more respectful place for everyone to work. Cut unnecessary expenses.


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