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MDRC Overview

New York, NY (US)
201 to 500 employees
1974
Non-profit Organisation
Social Services
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Mathematica, American Institutes for Research, Abt Associates
MDRC is committed to finding solutions to some of the most difficult problems facing the nation — from reducing poverty and bolstering economic self-sufficiency to improving early child development, public education, and college graduation rates. We design promising ... Read more

Mission: We strive to maintain our reputation as rigorous, mission-driven, respected, and high-quality, while we continue efforts to be more influential, versatile, creative, innovative, cost-conscious, and inclusive.

MDRC Reviews

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    "Great Mission and a very collaborative environment"

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    I have been working at MDRC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've been working at MDRC for a little while now and it's been a positive experience thus far. The organization has a great mission and my colleagues are all passionate about the work they do. They've been intentional about having an inclusive environment set in place and strive to strengthen it by providing staff training and communications around topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion. There's also been a push for more consistent feedback to both staff and management across the organization aside from the norm of annual performance reviews.

    Cons

    Being too collaborative has also lead to any decision that needs to be made, on the slow side, as often times there may be too many cooks in the kitchen.

    Advice to Management

    -Continue to think about ways to improve upon internal communications in innovative ways
    -Continue to encourage staff involved in the hiring process' to cast a wide net, check potential unconscious bias' and pursue candidates that represent the populations that we serve. It's a great way to give back to those communities!
    -Do pulse checks from staff via employee surveys to check on engagement and morale

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MDRC Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at MDRC.

    Interview

    I usually don't write in these forums but I thought I'd warn others thinking about MDRC. I applied online and received an email to schedule a phone interview about a month later. The interviewer was unprofessional - not only was she late in calling me, she also did not seem prepared or have a ready set of questions. It seems like their HR process is long and just disorganized. MDRC did not email me after the interview - and as you can read in other reviews, it seems like it's what they often do to applicants. It's incredibly disrespectful and unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • Interviewer: "Do you have more questions for me?"   Answer Question
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