- 3.0Jan 10, 2023
Pretty good with room for improvementAnalystCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Flexible work environment Good work life balance Passionate co-workers committed to sustainable development
The institute is VERY siloed. Although senior management encourages cross-program collaboration, this does not happen in practice, and sometimes it feels like programs are competing with each other. There is no external review system for research products, and coming from an academic background, the economic and policy research often feels like it lacks rigor. Like any organization, the experience depends very strongly on your supervisor and co-workers. Some teams feel very hierarchical with limited opportunities for junior staff to take on responsibility, regardless of previous experience. Because all work is project-based and depends on external funding, it can be hard to explore new ideas, and sometimes the work feels like consulting. Pay is lower than other think tanks.3
- 5.0Oct 15, 2017AssociateFormer Contractor, more than 5 years
This is a truly non-ideological organization that promotes research and informed policy making about sustainable development. You will work with great, intelligent, concerned people.
Salaries are quite modest, so you will be tempted to leave.
- 3.0Aug 6, 2023ResearcherFormer Contractor, more than 1 yearCanada, KS
Broad scope of work, good reputation Some realy great people Friendly atmosphere
Poor internal communication Some contradictory messaging