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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great as an internship; I really enjoyed it. Supervisor was very nice. Cannot speak to regular job experience, and I really only worked with one person. But I recommend it to students - also, it was a paid internship, which is great.

    Cons

    It would have been nice to work under and gotten to know better multiple people, but it makes sense logistically why that could have been difficult.


  2. "Nice environment"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Vera Institute Of Justice as an intern

    Pros

    Everyone is kind and care about each other, although the work are actually separate, not as a team

    Cons

    Nothing really, I like it


  3. "Field Counselor"

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

    Pros

    Supportive Staff Flexible Schedule great office space

    Cons

    Travel, and a lot of paperwork

    Advice to Management

    Allow more opportunities for senior line staff


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  5. "Definitely a great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Program Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Program Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Vera Institute Of Justice (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    generous salary and benefits, (including 4 weeks vacations a year, paid in full at time of leaving if not taken; generous sick leave, plus personal days), great work environment

    Cons

    High turnover for some departments, mostly project-based funding, you move on when funding ends,

    Advice to Management

    Reduce turnover


  6. "It was your basic office job"

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

    Pros

    It was good pay, boring, not very demanding work, stay at home on friday's.

    Cons

    Very quite office, not much office culture


  7. "good learning experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vera Institute Of Justice as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good intelligent colleagues who work hard to make sure the intern's time is well spent. Great lunches when meeting with clients too

    Cons

    Technology is archaic and there is little interaction between colleagues working in the same pod

    Advice to Management

    invest in new computers!


  8. "Vera is a great organization but, as others have said, provides little room for upward mobility."

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

    I have been working at Vera Institute Of Justice full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are passionate about the work and friendly. Organization offers great benefits and respects work/life balance. The reputation and networking opportunities presented are invaluable.

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility and minimal salary increases. Navigating across the matrix of centers can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    More open discussion about difficult topics within the organization.


  9. "Public Policy Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing organization doing very important work, very professional and fun perks to the internship like going to the Hill on Vera's behlaf

    Cons

    Not always a lot of work for the interns, and not very well structured internship opportunities


  10. "Passionate Mission, few ops for growth"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vera Institute Of Justice full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful, smart and passionate colleagues, a good push for evidence based solutions.
    Good benefits including paid leave.
    Good balance with work and life.

    Cons

    Few opportunities for growth,
    Even though we are under the same mission we tend to work on silos


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great mission and cause but cannot retain talent."

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great place to gain exposure and work experience at an accelerated rate.
    Proud to know you are working to directly contribute to help the projects and centers prosper.
    Working with highly educated and experienced Program directors and Project Managers (Ph.D's, Lawyers, Prosecutors, experienced professionals)

    Cons

    Lack of mentorship in certain departments.
    Lack of rention of passionate employees.
    Work politics ( at least in my department.)

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on retention of talent and contributors.
    Focus more on finding qualified individuals to manage.
    More practical approach to resources, project completion, performance reviews.



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