Abt Associates

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A variety of activities have kept me here for much longer than I ever anticipated

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Bethesda, MD
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Bethesda, MD

I have been working at Abt Associates part-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Talented staff, many different projects, and has managed to be successful over the past several years even while competitors have foundered

Cons

Many staff, especially junior staff, have challenges finding adequate coverage when the projects they are hired for end. Need a better labor management system.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find ways to retain talented junior staff -- and find opportunities for them to expand their skill sets and not just serve as glorified administrative assistants.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Associate in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Highly professional, good people, interesting projects. Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Some top people are very smug and not as smart as they think, they like to hear themselves talk and have fairly poor management skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A key thing is getting oneself on good projects, and how that happens is fairly opaque. It seems like the process should be more open. Also, there is a big company-wide push to be more interdisciplinary and global, but the divisions are fairly insular.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to start your career. Extremely good and smart people.

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

    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time

    Pros

    People are the number one asset of the company. Great relationships developed at the workplace. Smart and engaging clients. Good opportunities for growth and work in different areas. Interesting and meaningful work that company does domestically and around the world. Good work-life balance overall but could vary highly, depending on the manager.

    Cons

    Most factors affecting your job satisfaction are driven by the management style and management capabilities by your direct supervisor. it could be the best or worst job in the world, depending on your supervisor. Not great pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some senior managers lack any management skills or education - they are great technical experts but not great managers. People working under those managers may suffer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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