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Development Alternatives Reviews

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31 Reviews
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Development Alternatives as an intern for more than a year


    Exposure to the most interesting people i've met in development


    Hierarchy is evident. The interaction between departments isn't as strong as it could be.

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    There should be more interaction between departments. In addition they could add more ways to have good employees stay.

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Development Alternatives Interviews

Updated May 15, 2014
Updated May 15, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Sector Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Development Alternatives.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by their internal recruiter about a month after applying with a questionnaire, quickly followed by a phone interview to assess my foreign language skills. Afterwards, I was asked to come in for an in-person interview. After the initial contact, the process moved rather quickly and smoothly overall.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions mostly seemed to be behavioral situational questions, ie "what would you do when presented with X and Y situation?"   Answer Question
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Headquarters Bethesda, MD
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1970
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Development Alternatives (DAI) lends the world a hand. The company assists both public and private-sector clients with social and economic development projects around the globe. DAI focuses on natural resource management, economic reform, crisis mitigation, democratic governance, and HIV/AIDS management. It employs experts including agriculturalists, economists, and health officials who provide analysis and assessment, advice, and training and development services to those who need it most. DAI clients have included development agencies like USAID and other government... More

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