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Resources For The Future Reviews

Updated September 28, 2016
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  1. "Good place to do research"

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    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Resources For The Future as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. It is a good place to do research related to polices, economics and so on.
    2. People are really nice in this company.

    Cons

    1. Salary is not that high comparing to some companies.
    2. It should have more group activities for the interns.


  2. "Pros/Cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work environment and co-workers were definitely a big plus. The dress code is very relaxed and the company actually has a great benefit package.

    Cons

    The pay for lower level employees is very low. Not the best place for growth opportunity no matter which department you work in.


  3. "company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The office has a nice location with easy access to public transportation.

    Cons

    The pay is not adequate for non-researchers. Supervisors are not professional.


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  5. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Resources For The Future as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    kind staff, great mission, great event programming

    Cons

    Exec level is a little disconnected from the rest of the staff


  6. "RFF Work Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience thus far, more to come.

    Cons

    To be determined and will report back. Community awareness


  7. "Very good research instititue"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the research topics are very interesting and cutting edge

    Cons

    if any, maybe the low payment


  8. "Great if You Are a Senior Fellow, Not so Great for Everyone Else`"

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    Current Employee - Not In Research in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Not In Research in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Resources For The Future full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are amazing. You meet friends here in research, development, finance, and communication. Has a great reputation for research. The Fellows are great and super talented but not many move up.

    Cons

    Some members of the leadership team are two faced so unfortunately the CEO does not see how some of them treat their staff. In general there is turnover because of the Research Assistants (2 yr appointment), but there has been so much with the past 5. While this is a nonprofit company, it management operates like a corporation and are very top heavy. They see lower staff as all replaceable unless you are the "talent." Very few minorities in their staff and none have high managerial positions. It is a small organization and everyone talks.

    Advice to Management

    Take courses in leadership, team building, ethics, and organization. You are not inspiring your team nor are you compensating the people who get you where you need to go. Some of you De-incentivize your employees through aggressive behavior, take no effort in shaping the culture of RFF, and steam roll over everyone.


  9. "Good experience, fairly relaxed, very academic, very quantitative"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Resources For The Future full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you want to gain skills and do high quality policy analysis, RFF is the place. Very friendly managers and co-workers. Great community.

    Cons

    Very few of the managers seek extensive political influence. Can be a very sleepy place. Requires a lot of personal motivation to make a big impact.

    Advice to Management

    Work to have a bigger impact on DC policy. This will attract more excited candidates.


  10. "Internship at RFF"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great colleagues, very smart people, interesting work

    Cons

    Not a lot of inter-departmental communication. All the researchers were pretty independent.

    Advice to Management

    The organization should stand behind their employees more and advocate for their policy recommendations to be enacted.


  11. "Internship worth the time"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Resources For The Future as an intern

    Pros

    Inside look into one of, if not the, highest-rated environmental NGOs in the US. If you're into public/environmental/health policy, this is a good opportunity.

    Cons

    Nearly every researcher is a PhD economist, can't complement their communication skills.

    Advice to Management

    (I was an intern - not an insider, not an expert, not a multi-year employee. Also, wasn't here in 2011, year invented to protect anonymity.)