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Generally speaking the experience was well

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Abt Associates full-time (more than an year)

Pros

The pay and benefits were well considering they are a smaller organization. The company also provided a great deal of work flexibility.

Cons

It was very difficult to be a telecommuter employee, you almost seemed at if you were a contractor and not an actual employee. There was a very confusing process for promotions and standards. When the current contract ended you were not even considered for other internal opportunities.

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Better communication with telecommuter staff members.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A variety of activities have kept me here for much longer than I ever anticipated

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Bethesda, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Bethesda, MD (US)

    I have been working at Abt Associates part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Talented staff, many different projects, and has managed to be successful over the past several years even while competitors have foundered

    Cons

    Many staff, especially junior staff, have challenges finding adequate coverage when the projects they are hired for end. Need a better labor management system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to retain talented junior staff -- and find opportunities for them to expand their skill sets and not just serve as glorified administrative assistants.

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    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Bethesda, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Bethesda, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Highly professional, good people, interesting projects. Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Some top people are very smug and not as smart as they think, they like to hear themselves talk and have fairly poor management skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A key thing is getting oneself on good projects, and how that happens is fairly opaque. It seems like the process should be more open. Also, there is a big company-wide push to be more interdisciplinary and global, but the divisions are fairly insular.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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