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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Awesome place to work!

    Jun 29, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Excellent leadership, getting to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry, great collegial environment. great work life balance. You get a sense the leadership genuinely cares about their employees.

    Cons

    can't really think of any. healthcare benefits could be a little better I suppose.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great place to work

    Jul 2, 2021 - Associate Director%2C Research in Washington, DC
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    Pros

    Staff is very talented, great work atmosphere. Mission driven, important work.

    Cons

    Small company so hard to keep moving up after a point

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work with incredibly intelligent people

    May 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Working at the Pew Research Center is extremely rewarding and enjoyable because I am constantly surrounded by really intelligent people.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can feel a bit restrictive about what we can and cannot do, and I feel this is largely due to the bar for the quality of work that pew puts out. It's often hard to reach that bar.

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Great research experience but advancement opportunities are scarce

    May 17, 2021 - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
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    Pros

    - High quality research with industry leaders - Collegial culture - Prestige - Good mission (but more audience priority is placed on the powerful than the general public)

    Cons

    - Criteria for advancement are opaque and inconsistent across teams - Advancement opportunities are rare - Salaries are low while spending on data is high - Low value placed on junior staff - Poor management at the level of research teams

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Neat

    Apr 14, 2021 - Researcher in Washington, DC
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    Pros

    Cool to be a part of the reports coming out.

    Cons

    The remote nature of the work at this time sucks because everyone is so friendly (would have been great to see everyone in person).

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Feb 17, 2021 - Staff 
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    Pros

    Everyone is so nice and really, really smart. High integrity - they really mean it when they say they are nonpartisan and non-advocacy. Excellent reputation that is well earned. Great benefits and GREAT work/life balance.

    Cons

    Can be hard to get things to change. It's hard to move "up" because it's a small company. You can't work from home full time.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Wonderful place to work

    Feb 8, 2021 - Communications Associate in Washington, DC
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    Pros

    Great institution, respected institution, smart, dedicated colleagues

    Cons

    Organization can be conservative when in comes to new initiatives, especially their WFH policy. Do not expect to WFH full time here.

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Low pay but low stress

    Jan 25, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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    Pros

    terrific 401k program, terrific reputation among peer organizations, work/life balance

    Cons

    stuffy leadership, low pay, little/no opportunity for upward advancement

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Interesting Work, but Difficult to Advance

    Jun 27, 2020 - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
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    Pros

    Interesting work with dedicated experts and solid funding for projects. Collaborative and intellectually challenging environment. Strong presence of young professionals who are expected to make valuable contributions.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is based more on circumstance and other obscure factors than actual performance. Poor communication of performance concerns throughout the year (getting feedback is highly dependent on individuals asking their senior colleagues assigned to the same project for feedback). Vague feedback during performance reviews despite being pressed for details. Poor communication by management in general. Lack of training opportunities to gain new skills. Favoritism is granted to those for meeting expectations that are not communicated explicitly (such as contributing to projects to which one is not assigned), and there's a steep learning curve for those who are left in the dark.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great benefits, people, leadership

    Jan 30, 2020 - Senior Researcher 
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    Pros

    Smart and engaged staff, great place to work

    Cons

    Limited room for career mobility

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