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30+ days ago

Staff Network Engineer

Applied Research Associates, Inc. Albuquerque, NM

We are currently seeking a Staff Network Engineer to join our Information Technology team at our company headquarters in Albuquerque, NM. Staff… CareerBuilder

30+ days ago

Contracts Specialist

Applied Research Associates, Inc Albuquerque, NM

Our Corporate Contracts Department is seeking a Contracts Specialist to join our team. This position provides contract support and customer service… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Senior Engineer/Scientist

Applied Research Associates, Inc Albuquerque, NM

The Southwest Division (SWD) of Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is looking for a senior level engineer or scientist with specific experience… Glassdoor

24 days ago

Systems Network Administrator

Applied Research Associates, Inc Kirtland AFB, NM

. We are located on Kirtland Air Force Base. Applicants must possess a valid drivers license, proof of insurance and current registration to gain… Glassdoor

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    Good place to work if you're not support staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Applied Research Associates


    - Benefits are fantastic.
    - If you're an engineer or scientist, you are treated very well
    - Management is pretty flexible for time off when you need it
    - The HR department is very easy to work with when you need to understand something
    - It's a very easy place to work
    - Despite all the cons I listed, this place is a great place to work. My job is pretty easy for me, and my boss has approved a couple training classes for me.


    - Management definitely played favorites in our department. Particularly if you were a female the boss thought was cute, which I was not.
    - Management can be very unclear as to objectives and very unclear as to how they want you to get something done
    - The way the chain of command is structured, you'll often end up with a supervisor that has no understanding of your job duties, but still has to grade your performance based on what THEY understand you did
    - If you're not an engineer or a scientist, you're just another support staff peon and you definitely know it.
    - Support staff like IT, HR, and Accounting are regularly thrown under the bus by their managers
    - Typically, once you're in a position at this company, that's it; there's no real room to move up and the raises (at least for my department) were just really low.
    - Don't listen when they tell you that you can get college assistance. You only get reimbursed for the individual classes that your boss finds relevant to your job title, so about 90% of the time, you get turned down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Reorganize the lower chains of command so people aren't having their performance reviews done by someone who really has no idea what your job is every day.
    2. Encourage engineers and scientists to stop treating the support staff like doormats. We do our jobs well, and you need us.
    3. Be upfront about the benefits when you interview people. The package is great without you being misleading.
    4. When people bring an issue to management where your boss is playing favorites and is mistreating his employees, don't tell us "Let's just wait and see how it works out." If managers don't take care of their employees, more of us are going to go straight to HR with our issues.

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