J-PAL Reviews

Updated 20 Apr 2021

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4.2
81%
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84%
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J-PAL Executive Director Iqbal Dhaliwal (no image)
Iqbal Dhaliwal
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great co-worker, good working environment(in 8 reviews)

  • "Good exit options to MPP, PhD and other grad programs as well as other international development orgs(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Ton of work all the time - work-life balance isn't great(in 8 reviews)

  • "The working hours are insane with little support, unless you are lucky enough to have very considerate managers, PIs(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work and learn"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Policy Associate in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J-PAL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cutting edge work, great people & good work culture

    Cons

    Very little of your outcome is in your control

  2. "Nuce"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J-PAL full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Super job nuce growth here.

    Cons

    None all is good nice company.

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  3. "nothing"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J-PAL full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    nice company for workinfg as a manager

    Cons

    workload is so much sometimes

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  4. "Great place to learn"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at J-PAL full-time

    Pros

    Best place to start our career

    Cons

    No con's at present to mention

  5. "Good place to get recommendations"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J-PAL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with high profile researchers across the world. good field experience

    Cons

    May have to forego national holidays if the project demands. late night calls due to the time difference

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  6. "Great, thrilling work place"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Consultant in Bangalore
    Recommends

    I worked at J-PAL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I had a terrific PI who was super invested, concerned about my career and my aspirations and HELPED a TON (and continues to help even years later) I don't know a single person who left J-PAL who doesn't miss J-PAL J-PAL has such great people, it really was an immense privilege to work with a bunch of hopeful, hard working young people The work is intense (if you enjoy the work, perhaps you won't mind not having a social life for 1-2 years), valued and gives you so much to think about/mull over

    Cons

    Some project RAs did basically no work, just sat around waiting for months for directives from their very remote and inaccessible PIs - that can happen at J-PAL Some PIs were very scary and intimidating to work with and it shows in the mental health of the RAs

  7. "Brilliant"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Analyst in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at J-PAL full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, environment, people and salary

    Cons

    Cannot think of any, I.

  8. "J-PAL one of the best organisation"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J-PAL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very flexible and good working environment

    Cons

    Salary Rise is very slow and internal politics

  9. "Be at a front seat in policy informing, bringing rigorous evidence to the table of senior government officials."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Policy Manager in New Delhi
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at J-PAL full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A fantastic opportunity to partner with governments in a meaningful way, be heard, and be involved in their policy design discussions and decisions.

    Cons

    A restriction is the amount of RCT evidence that is also relevant for governments to use, this means it is a pretty slim set of options we can offer to governments, when their ask and needs are usually much much wider.

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  10. "Good place"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Support Assistant in New Delhi

    I have been working at J-PAL full-time

    Pros

    Motivated people, good and helpful work

    Cons

    No structure to policies, no limit on overtime

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