The Pew Charitable Trusts Employee Reviews

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New hires receive better compensation than loyal employees who have been with the company for years.
Technical Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 12, 2019
New hires receive better compensation than loyal employees who have been with the company for years.
In order to be promoted and receive compensation which is competitive, current employees must leave and come back, which is ridiculous/
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Productive and Great Place to Work!
Senior Associate, Events Management, CMP (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 12, 2019
Overall, I loved working here! Highly recommend. Great place for advancement and you will feel good about what you are contributing. Great workplace culture.
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A break from the hustle and Bustle
IT Specialist (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 2, 2019
Pew is a great place to work if you need a break from the madness of being uber competitive all the time and want to work with really good and super chill people. Pew offers the opportunity to learn a lot. However, know that the space to grow and climb the ladder is very limited.
Pros
great benefits (401k), great team
Cons
no advancement in career
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Unhealthy Work Environment
Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 1, 2019
Pew Charitable Trust is one of the most miserable places I have ever had the misfortune of working at. Discriminatory practices and favoritism make working for Pew an absolute nightmare. Management staff makes decisions without the approval of upper management. Male supervisors constantly second guess female staff and will often reassign work to male staff.

There is a lack of communication between management and the rest of the staff in certain departments to the point that it affects day to day productivity. There is no teamwork among employees, with many purposefully sabotaging coworkers in order to get ahead. There is a lot of red tape when it comes to funding projects.
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Need senior management change
Manager (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 29, 2019
Senior Management is disconnected from staff and won't make important trade offs regarding advocacy goals vs. research quality. Amazing and intelligent staff.
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Great job for work life balance
Sr. Associate, Operations (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCApril 12, 2019
I enjoy working at Pew for the amazing benefits, great pay and relaxed environment; however, there is not much room for growth and advancement in my career. Too much bureaucracy and very slow paced.
Pros
pay, benefits, paid time off
Cons
bureaucracy, career advancement is extremely slow
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Organizational culture of stacks and silos
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMarch 5, 2019
The organization as a whole has a very progressive and enlightened stance. However it is growing very fast and its parochial management structures are not keeping pace with the demands of a large modern organization. There is an earnest and committed effort to change this but the process is leaving lots of casualties among the rank and file. Particularly because the only way to move up is to be noticed by a fickle board made up of the founder's family, making the task against entrenched interests, and a very 'clicky' culture very difficult.
Pros
Astonishingly beautiful premises, great leave and benefits
Cons
very complex and caustic office politics
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There is quite a lot you can learn working for Pew.
Executive Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCDecember 12, 2018
I learned quite a lot working for Pew. Pew will most definitely teach how to work with integrity and purpose. Also, I really liked their commitment to the environment.
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Benefits
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N/a
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Neutral
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCDecember 3, 2018
I learned a lot about public policy and gained quite a few technical skills working at Pew which are Peoplesoft, Salesforce, QuickBase, using the MRM system for booking conference rooms.
Pros
Great benefits
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Well-respected, hard-driving, policy outfit performing meaningful work in a collaborative culture
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 24, 2018
Although you may feel constricted by the multiple layers of review for any written products or presentations, the end result is high-quality work that garners positive receptivity from state and national policy-makers. The management generally engages in good practices, fostering a collegial work environment. You'll be surrounded by smart people who are willing to go the extra mile and be supportive.
Pros
High impact policy work; strong institutional resources/funding
Cons
Aggressive time lines for deliverables that can eat into work-life balance
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Horrible Environment, don't let the prestige fool you
Contract Administrator (temporary) (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 4, 2018
Most people are unhappy there. Poor pay.
Horrible bureaucracy. Not a great place to work.Most people are unhappy there. Really don't work here, it's not a good place.
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Interesting, but slow...
HR and Program Operations lead (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 2, 2018
Interesting organization to work at if you're excited about tangible change. Slow processes and red tape delay progress due to the nature of the organization (reputation).
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Good place to work
Associate, Project Delivery (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 1, 2018
A good place to work for those begging their careers. The company is very focused on quality work being produced even at the cost of time. Senior management is often involved in most of the processes and the company is very top heavy. It is a great place to learn and execute standard ideal processes.
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Quiet environment
Associate (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 14, 2018
The company has a unique culture and follows research practices that could be considered unconventional. Working in research, many colleagues don't actually come with research experience.
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Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 4, 2018
Pew allows me to have balance with raising children and necessary travel I enjoy working for the Trusts. I enjoy working with my co-workers. Summer hour are definitely a plus.
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Fun, Family Oriented, and Professional
Permanent Employee - Field Operations (Current Employee) –  Washington City, DCMay 21, 2018
Work pace was really slow and boring. Inquired about additional work, but not able to accomodate in the current position unless promoted. Work/life balance was great and management was very good and willing to do as much as they could within limits. The workplace culture was fun, family oriented, professional, and openly diverse.
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productive, fun, determined, and sociable atmosphere
Support Manager,Product Owner,Scrum Master (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 15, 2018
Many projects going on with project manager and team working together. Candidate must be willing to work, being proactive, interacting with knowledgeable end-user. Directors are involved and at times will be proactive in getting things moving on projects
Pros
productive, fun, determined, and sociable atmosphere
Cons
Commute to downtown DC
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a little chaotic
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCApril 15, 2018
low pay. great benefits. constantly changing leadership. interesting work, passionate people, low stress. colleagues were great. standard work day is 7.75 hours
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Don't Do it...Especially if it's Temp to Perm
Administrative Assistant (Temporary) (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMarch 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.
Pros
None - I was a temp
Cons
Lack of communication
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Great place to work
DIRECTOR, COMPENSATION, BENEFITS and HRIS (Former Employee) –  Washington, DC 20004March 15, 2018
Enjoyed my time with Pew. great atmosphere and culture. Working conditions could not be better. Pay is fair and benefits are fantastic. Good management team in place too.
Pros
great colleagues, working environment, mission
Cons
Everyone thinks they are an expert
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