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    Overall, IDA is a very good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Research Staff Member in Washington, DC
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    You get to work on interesting problems/tasks; good compensation and benefits; good work/life balance; nice and intelligent coworkers


    Not too many cons in my view; fairly flat management structure - if you are interested in being promoted into a management position, then probably not the place for you

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    The interviewers were the Lead Captain and the Physical Security Manager. They were very professional and courteous. It's a great place to work of you're a researcher if you're a PhD. Folks here tend to work for the company for extended periods. With many retiring.

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Headquarters Alexandria, VA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1956
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Government
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors RAND, CNA Corporation, MITRE

IDA (Institute for Defense Analyses) – a not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia just outside Washington, DC – operates three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) in the public interest: the Systems and Analyses Center, the Science and Technology Policy Institute, and the Center for Communications and Computing.

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