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Pew Charitable Trusts Reviews

Updated 16 Jul 2019

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Pew Charitable Trusts CEO Rebecca W. Rimel
Rebecca W. Rimel
145 Ratings
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  • "Mental abuse by senior management(in 16 reviews)

  • "The work culture within each team is different but overall, each step of leadership and matrix structure supports a culture of fear (e(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Large, bureaucratic organization but able to achieve goals."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pew Charitable Trusts full-time

    Pros

    Excellent people, have the resource to achieve lots.

    Cons

    Process heavy, workload and autonomy dependent upon your management.

    Pew Charitable Trusts2018-09-07
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Pew Charitable Trusts full-time

      Pros

      Knowledgeable staff, great office location

      Cons

      Very process driven, lots of policies to contend with.

      Pew Charitable Trusts2018-02-23
    • "While it has the money to accomplish great good, it is hindered by its antiquated rules and regulations"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Pew Charitable Trusts full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Pew has an enormous wealth of money, meaning that campaigns have the ability to spend money to achieve results that for many non-profits is their entire operational budget. For many who have worked in nonprofit sectors before, the looming threat of finances always damages campaigns, but you will not find that at Pew.

      Cons

      You cannot receive any form of promotion until you have been at Pew over two years. After that you cannot receive a second promotion for another three years. Please note it is extremely difficult to even receive a promotion due to Human Resources extremely lengthy rules and organization charts. If you are international, do not even think of applying to any US based jobs- Pew does not issue work visas. It is so narrow-minded...

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      Advice to Management

      They need to seriously re-evaluate their priorities. Invest in lower-level staff, promote job growth, allow for a diversity of staff (not just Americans), and create rules to help people not to hinder them.

      Pew Charitable Trusts2013-09-03
    • "Update on Pew"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Pew Charitable Trusts full-time

      Pros

      The people who work at Pew, are great--in spite of how dysfunctional the organization is.

      Cons

      The organization does not care about people--at all. It cares about results, which are great, but makes no effort from senior management to support or care about the people who make its successes possible.

      Advice to Management

      Value people, and treat them with respect.

      Pew Charitable Trusts2013-07-25
    • "Pretty Solid Place"

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        Current Employee - Associate 

        I have been working at Pew Charitable Trusts full-time

        Pros

        Pay, Benefits (specifically the 401k), leave, nice building, good people

        Cons

        Can seem a bit stuffy or conservative, no commuter benefits, no teleworking schedules, difficult to move upward

        Pew Charitable Trusts2019-07-10
      • "Challenging environment but improving"

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        Current Employee - Manager 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Pew Charitable Trusts full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        Benefits, work life balance, mission, improving but slowly, impressive colleagues

        Cons

        Top-down approach, lots of bureaucracy for a non-profit, slow contracting process

        Pew Charitable Trusts2019-07-03
      • "Still trying to figure it out..."

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        Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Pew Charitable Trusts full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Benefits are great and pay is decent. The work is important and meaningful. Lots of potential to advance positive changes in public policy.

        Cons

        Highly bureaucratic environment, culture of fear among staff, no diversity among non administrative staff. It is also very difficult to get anything done at least in my department. Too many layers of review and approval to be effective. Giving it 6 more months and may have to start looking.

        Pew Charitable Trusts2019-07-16
      • "Great benefits"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at Pew Charitable Trusts full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great benefits, was able to work from home with extensive travel.

        Cons

        Too much oversight from upper levels of management makes productivity nearly impossible.

        Pew Charitable Trusts2019-06-07
      • Helpful (3)

        "Smart people, lots of bureaucracy"

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        Current Employee - Senior Associate 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Pew Charitable Trusts full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Almost everyone at Pew is incredibly smart and you can learn a lot from colleagues. Great benefits and work life balance.

        Cons

        It is very hard to get promoted. I did, and found out that company policy for internal promotions is to pay only eighty percent of what would have been offered to an outside candidate with my level of experience and expertise. Very frustrating and actually a bit insulting given I had worked at Pew for several years and wanted to continue to work there.

        Advice to Management

        Please reward people who want to stay at Pew by offering the same pay to what would have been paid to an external hire.

        Pew Charitable Trusts2019-05-11
      • Helpful (1)

        "Desktop Support"

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        Current Employee - Desktop Support Specialist in Washington, DC
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Pew Charitable Trusts full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Work/Life balance, Fun, laid back , cool, clean

        Cons

        not enough diversity in the work place

        Advice to Management

        NA

        Pew Charitable Trusts2019-05-14
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