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Director, Philanthropic Partnerships, Pew Research Center

PEW Charitable Trust Washington, DC

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30+ days ago

Associate, Prescription Drug Abuse (Quantitative Data Analysis/Research)

The Pew Charitable Trusts Washington, DC

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30+ days ago

Senior Associate, Prescription Drug Abuse (Research)

The Pew Charitable Trusts Washington, DC

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5 days ago

Senior Associate, U.S. Oceans, Pacific

The Pew Charitable Trusts Portland, OR

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30+ days ago

Associate, Immigration and the States

The Pew Charitable Trusts Washington, DC

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30+ days ago

Manager, Protecting Ocean Life on the High Seas

The Pew Charitable Trusts Washington, DC

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30+ days ago

Senior Associate, Communications (Children’s Dental Program)

PEW Charitable Trust Washington, DC

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12 days ago

Associate, Fiscal Federalism

PEW Charitable Trust Washington, DC

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24 days ago

Vice President, Public Lands and Wilderness Conservation

PEW Charitable Trust Washington, DC

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30+ days ago

Senior Officer, Science, Drugs and Medical Devices

PEW Charitable Trust Washington, DC

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Pew Charitable Trusts President and CEO Rebecca W. Rimel
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  1. 14 people found this helpful  

    Great until the shine wears off

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Pew Charitable Trusts

    Pros

    Pew does have a lot of benefits. As listed in several reviews, the package is amazing. Great 401k match, really excellent medical and good options for dependants too. Time off is generous too (for Americans anyways).

    The people are very smart; there are no slouchers or idiots. If someone gets in and can't do the job, they get cut loose pretty fast.

    The work itself has a lot of influence, so you do feel like you're a part of something that can and does affect change. People seem to respect you more (or at least value your network more) when you say you're at Pew.

    Work/Life balance is very good. They will often allow you to negotiate for earlier or later hours to accomodate your kid's school or other responsibilities.

    Cons

    Where do I begin... It's like I said in the title, you have to wait until the "shine' wears off. The shine is a pun on the DC office, which has white floors, white walls, white desks, and glass everything else! It's polished, clean and don't even think about making a scuff mark. We have rules about how many plants you can have, what height they can be, how many pictures can be on which walls, etc. This level of control extends to everything here, from the dress code (no open-toed shoes for instance) to the level of review on documents.

    The approval process is incredibly frusterating. Even Tweets have to be looked at by several pairs of eyes before they can be posted. Don't ever even hope to have a quick turn-around on something. "Fast" at Pew is over a month. At any point your work can be sent for a re-write, from your project director to your unit's Deputy Director, to the Managing Director to Government Affairs, then Legal then Communications then a different group of Communications to finally the Executive Office. The CEO has absolute authority and can kill a report or order major changes at her whim. She has an incredible control over everything that goes out the door, and if she thinks something is "controversial," you can expect that it will not survive her gaze.

    This level of distrust has a significant trickle-down effect. Almost everyone at Pew feels that they aren't good enough. The culture has a unique way of making you question yourself, making you doubt your professional worth. It takes a while to get to this point though, so you don't really notice it until after a year or two. As a part of this culture, staff promotions are hard to come by. No matter what you do or how much you do, it's often comes to be viewed as part of your role, even if it is above your pay grade.

    It's also very political here. "Who likes you?" is just about the most important question. Promotions are pretty much only given to those that are in their department head's buddy circle. This place can get pretty clique-y.

    Assistants are often treated the worst, and management doesn't realize it. They are often loaned out to other groups without being asked. They are also asked to do pretty mindless tasks. No, they don't get coffee, but they do print things and put them on people's desks (even though the person has equal access to the printer.) If an assistant has a good manager, then he or she will be given substantive work and allowed to grow their skills. Unfortunately, there aren't near enough good managers to go around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give staff more respect, particularily the Junior staff (assistants and associates.) Create CLEAR paths to promotion (not time limits). Right now Pew is bleeding talent because of the lack of forward mobility. Be more open with staff. Just because something isn't "need to know" doesn't mean that it's not "deserve to know."

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