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Abt Associates President and CEO Kathleen L. Flanagan
Kathleen L. Flanagan
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    A Nice Place to Work At

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    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time (more than an year)


    Abt is overall a terrific place to work. The company’s mission is satisfying to support. The people are smart and driven with diverse interests and most are genuinely nice, supportive, and respectful. Depending on where you are at in your career, what field you are in, and also on the specific area you’re working in, the ability to move up can vary, but in general the opportunity to grow professionally definitely exist here. There is a genuine focus on offering training to employees so they can obtain new skills.

    Overall I have found people to be supportive, focused, and honest. Generally you are rewarded if you put in the effort and produce successes; this is as you would expect from any sensible, functional business. There is a definite focus on work life balance, although this might vary based on whom you work for and the type of work you’re involved in.

    The company continues to grow even amid increasing competition and economic trials, but management is informative and transparent about this and continues to plan ahead and move forward. I’ve also seen incremental improvements being made within IT and HR the past year and generally find both areas to be responsive and effective.

    The company does straddle the fence between being a for profit business and noble mission driven organization, but I really appreciate this hybrid model because on one end it admits the bottom line is crucial, but on the other end is an equal focus and concern on achieving results that benefit society.

    I can’t speak about the future, but so far in my year here Abt has been a terrific professional experience. I love my work, I am a member of a great team, and the company is genuinely focused on achieving success and doing good work. I’m definitely enjoying my time here.


    Abt can be a bit hierarchical and this can slow down decision making at times. A couple of areas tend to operate in ways that inculcate a culture of pomposity and aloofness.

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Abt Associates Interviews

Updated 20 Oct 2014
Updated 20 Oct 2014

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    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Abt Associates.

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    Preliminary contact by HR began one month after application was submitted. Teleconference interview was scheduled for the following week. Interview lasted about an hour. Panel consisted of 4 members of technical team. It was pretty straightforward. My HR contact was very responsive, prompt, readily available. They chose another candidate, and I was informed in one week.
    It was a pretty straightforward process. No problems.

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    • Questions were nontechnical. Hardest questions were the "list 3" types. Eg. list the 3 most important skills for this position. With a panel of 4, obviously, the answer will not please everyone.   Answer Question
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Abt Associates Awards and Accolades

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Top 40 Innovator, Devex, 2011
Global Top 25, Honomichl, 2012
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Website www.abtassociates.com
Headquarters Cambridge, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1965
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (AUD) per year

Abt Associates offers a wide array of research-based consulting services to government agencies, businesses, and other organizations worldwide. The firm specializes in issues related to social, economic, and health policy; clinical research; and international development. Its services include consulting, implementation, and technical assistance; research and evaluation; survey... More

Mission: Abt’s mission is to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide.

We apply our energy and creativity to helping our customers—governments...

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