Administrative Assistant (Temporary) (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – March 29, 2018
I was so excited to be brought into Pew. I had been trying to get in for about a year and I finally was. Four weeks later, I was let go. I received no on-going feedback from anyone. Just fired! It was not the type of culture that I'd expected. Cliquey.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – March 13, 2018
You may be lucky to get a good Director, but if your Director is anything like mine, you will be looking for a new job within months. Pew has a quick turn around rate because of the ridiculous rules, the inability to move up or around and in my case, the lack of support/director but your expected to give outstanding results.
Insane office parties, benefits are good, great work-life balance!
Pew doesn't like their employees to advance; you are expected to stay where you are.
Associate (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – November 13, 2017
Pew has all the bureaucracy of a non-profit with cut-throatiness of a high-powered law firm. You will be held accountable for your functions (as any job should...), but you will not be given the authority or delegation to perform properly. Come appraisal time, you get a "Congrats, you're average!" (everyone does...), and a three-year waiting period before applying to any other internal position.
No reward or recognition for hard work and no transparency
Senior Associate (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – May 31, 2017
Hard-working employees are often overlooked for promotions, and many people are in roles doing work several levels above their own title and pay grade. For example, a senior associate left Pew, and that person's work was given to an administrative assistant. Fast forward five years later and that admin is still doing the senior associate's work, but the person is still an admin with admin pay. This happens ALL the time at Pew.
Pew does not expect you to work after you leave the office.
Associate (Current Employee) – Washington City, DC – April 12, 2017
Make this place a stepping stone and move to greater things. I have learned very quickly that there isn't room for growth so don't get your hopes up.
Benefits are great, but not really worth your sanity. The quality of people you work with varies, but for the most part, people expect the most when all you are provided with are tools to do the least.
Unfair treatment, Not being paid for what you're worth, Rude Employees
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – March 3, 2017
The department I worked for was very stiff and uptight. The attorney I worked for was even worse. The only benefits were location and your health benefits started day 1. Other than that I don't have too many positives to say.
Sr. Associate (Former Employee) – Washington DC – December 19, 2016
Toxic environment, no room for upward mobility, smart and hard-working people treated like inept children. CEO is woefully out-of-touch and on a unceasing power trip, surrounding herself with "yes men" who maintain a culture of fear and intimidation.
Senior Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – October 7, 2015
White Pew deserves its reputation for high standards in work product and work ethic, it is an organization that works from the top down, with little communication to lower-tiered employees. Information is given on a need-to-know basis, making it difficult to perform a task without several requests for clarification.
Associate, Real Estate Services (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – May 12, 2015
A great place for college grads. Pew really grooms you. Its a tough organization to work for but if you can get through it...you will be an awesome employee for the rest of your career. If your lazy or have no sense of humor, not a perfectionist, and closed minded...don't apply.
Excellent benefits and great environment
Difficult culture to fit into. If you are not open minded and coach-able you will not succeed here.