Development Alternatives Reviews

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    Good development contractor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
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    I have been working at Development Alternatives (More than 5 years)


    Big company, with lots of employment opportunities worldwide. Many high quality, innovative programs. Many very experienced and knowledgeable staff. Solid salaries, depending on one's salary history.


    Not enough understanding that people are the key to organization's success. Hence, relatively poor talent retention efforts and opportunities for staff professional growth.

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    people are the key to organization's success. Hence, improve relatively poor talent retention efforts and provide ample opportunities for staff professional growth.

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    Project Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
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    Easy Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Development Alternatives (Bethesda, MD).


    After a questionnaire to be filled out at home, I had an interview with a panel of project managers and project associate. There were questions from each, focusing on my skills and how I could assist DAI in their projects. The questions were all pretty open ended, as well as a few that were questions from my resume about training and projects I'd been a part of. It was helpful to have a few questions in mind at the end of the interview when they asked "Do you have any questions for US?"

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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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