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  • "You need to win the lottery with a good manager.(in 23 reviews)
  • "Those decrying the toxic culture here are not at all blowing the issue out of proportion.(in 22 reviews)
  • "Aggressive Management, unfriendly work environment, fast pace, you have to keep up with the work.(in 18 reviews)
  • "Senior leadership has a dated view of how things should be and are resistant to change.(in 15 reviews)
  • "Pew is sclerotic, and the entire staff is afraid of the CEO, who runs things by whim and fiat.(in 14 reviews)
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    1. 1.0
      1 Oct 2021
      Senior Associate
      Former Employee, more than 1 year
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      The fringe benefits were good, but the base salary is horrible. If you're accomplished enough to get hired at Pew, you can command at least 20% more in other organizations. PCT has the great advantage of being mistaken for the Pew Research Center, so it'll look impressive on your resume. But be warned of the cost.


      There are many negative glassdoor reviews that say what I want to say. Pay close attention to how your potential team interviews you. I should have seen the writing on the wall that Pew was a terrible place to work when I saw no rapport between colleagues, active belittling of other senior associates, and generally poor treatment of minority employees (both administrative and research ones). One review said that there was 'rampant mental abuse' and that is certainly true. There is so little respect given at Pew, but that'd be okay if the research work were interesting. It's not. Most of the work is outsourced to consultants and what is left to do in-house is paltry. The best you can hope for is to work on providing descriptive statistics. If you are serious about being a researcher, you won't learn any new skills here.

      1. 1.0
        12 Sept 2017
        Former Employee, less than 1 year
        Washington, DC
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        If you are just starting out, this is a great place to learn with very few consequences for mistakes, and the name looks good on a resume. I also really liked the people I worked with directly although I hesitate to say "the people were so great!" like many other reviews because many of the people in the operations departments are incompetent and self-aggrandizing. Overall I would take an entry level job here if you are a recent grad but wouldn't recommend a higher up position.


        There is truly a culture of fear here which makes everything move very slowly because everyone is afraid to get something wrong. Millions of layers of approval. No room for creativity. It really stifles your career growth as well because no one trusts you, whether you're an associate or director.

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