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Abt Associates President and CEO Kathleen L. Flanagan
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  • Some small issues but overall a wonderful place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time (More than 8 years)

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    Pros

    Really great people and culture. The company values work/life balance and institutes programs to ensure you remain a whole person. There is even a group that serves as a liaison between staff and leadership to ensure both voices are represented.

    Cons

    Annoying policies around department spending in place. Really impedes your ability to do your job well sometimes. Lots of politics going on in some of the divisions like IHD and many layers of people that get in the way with decision making.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire a consultant to evaluate and streamline policies and processes in the company and iron out some of these impediments. IHD is the worst followed by SEP. USH is pretty good. You have some very strong personalities making it hard for people below them to feel empowered to make decisions.


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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Abt Associates (Cambridge, MA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I met with 4 to 5 different interviews. I met them one at a time. Each interviewer has 30 minutes with me. They came in with my resume in hand. They questioned a few of my experiences. They definitely look for relevant skills necessary for the job. I was able to go in detail about each of my experiences. I was able to show that I know the skills listed on my resume. I also discussed how I have applied my skills in different projects. They seem to be impressed with the fact that I take initiative, learn independently, and know my material. Organization is important. The interview was overall fun.

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Abt Associates Awards & 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 (USD) 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... More

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