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Officer, Pew Children's Dental Campaign

The Pew Charitable Trusts Washington, DC

The Pew Children's Dental Campaign is a nonprofit research and advocacy project run by the Pew Charitable Trusts. We work to improve the oral health… Glassdoor


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Senior Officer, Planning and Evaluation

PEW Charitable Trust Philadelphia, PA

The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to pursue some of today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical… Glassdoor


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Associate, Global Shark Conservation (Contracts Administrator)

PEW Charitable Trust Washington, DC

The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach… Glassdoor


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Senior Associate, Research, Public Safety Performance Project (Performance Measu

PEW Charitable Trust Washington, DC

The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach… Glassdoor


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Senior Associate, Small-Dollar Loans Project

PEW Charitable Trust Washington, DC

The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach… Glassdoor


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Pew Charitable Trusts President and CEO Rebecca W. Rimel
Rebecca W. Rimel
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    Bureaucracy undermines staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Pew Charitable Trusts

    Pros

    Benefit package is wonderful (amazing 401k match and health benefits). Incredibly smart and talented staff. the Trusts provides an opportunity to work on a range of important issues.

    Cons

    Huge variation in salaries within the same staff level. If you came from the non-profit world, you are penalized with a low lateral salary offer (compared to your for-profit colleagues, you are likely to be getting paid much less). Very few opportunities for growth. Essentially, the Trusts hires incredibly talented, smart people, and then stops them from doing good work at every turn. The institution is incredibly bureaucratic--the CEO reviews almost everything, and there are about 5 other layers of review (all "anticipating" her feedback) before anything gets done. (Note that not following one of the rules in the building, like only having one plant and hanging your coat in the closet, is one of the few times you will get a very swift response from someone). Too many layers of approval and a fear of failure paralyzes a lot of good work. One of the biggest problems is the inability of directors to manage. They hire incredibly smart subject area experts, but many of them are controlling or lack effective communication and delegation skills. Their subject expertise doesn't translate into strong management or the ability to nurture innovation.

    The Trusts generally doesn't invest in staff. For example, the design of the new office is designed for looks, not function or staff satisfaction. Very few opportunities for staff growth or development. Most of the work (and stress) falls on the directors/managing directors, and the managers and below are just stuck with the stressful aftermath of poor delegation.

    I don't know how they will be able to sustain the organization given the growth. The bureaucracy and declining staff morale have gotten worse over the last few years. The place is still run like a foundation with a staff of 50 and the growing pains are chasing staff away.

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    "Trust the people?" Try trusting your staff.

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