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Updated December 16, 2016
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Researcher in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Researcher in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The Center for Public Integrity full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team of reporters and editors.

    Cons

    There are always monetary concerns.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "So much previous success, but now struggling"

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

    I worked at The Center for Public Integrity full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great reporters who love their work, dedicated to investigative journalism. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Management that has no idea what it's doing. The CEO is unaware of his responsibilities and spends too much time traveling. Company now struggling financially.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together, realize your strengths and work with them. Stop trying to make CPI what it's not.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "The hard things are sometimes the ones most worth doing."

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Washington, DC

    Pros

    You get to work on projects that don't get done other places.

    Cons

    The funding sources aren't all that stable -- and the general online shift of the industry creates a lot of uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Things are getting better.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "One of the last refuges for investigative reporting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The Center for Public Integrity full-time

    Pros

    Highly dedicated organization with employees who care. One of the last places to do serious, deep-dive investigative reporting.

    Cons

    The board of directors is out of touch with the organization and the industry. They have consistently put CPI in financial peril.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with what works and try to replace board members who don't understand the organization.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "good opportunity for right person"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at The Center for Public Integrity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are good opportunities for the right person. You have leisure to come up with your own ideas and to pursue passions. Very collegial environment. Decent benefits and good office location.

    Cons

    Management has sometimes waffling sense of leadership and direction. Never felt convinced that leadership had a clear vision.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Strong finances at last, great colleagues and a superb mission."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Participates in the right issues. Beautiful location. Nimble nonprofit.

    Cons

    Poorly resourced around technology. Needs to win awards to compete. Challenging to use the nonprofit model when you're a newsroom.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not fun"

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    Former Employee - Staff Writer
    Former Employee - Staff Writer
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Lots of smart people.

    It's interesting to do investigative journalism.

    Cons

    Poorly managed, with an opaque hiring, evaluation and promotion system. Low morale. The management seems panicked, somehow.

    Advice to Management

    Calm down, guys.