Abt Associates

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5 people found this helpful  

Decent

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  • 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

Pros

- Mostly good colleagues
- Interesting work (sometimes)
- Fairly flexible
- Nice office
- Senior management is good

Cons

- Some senior level people are obnoxious bullies
- Need be fairly aggressive about marketing yourself internally to get on good projects (i.e. not the ones with the obnoxious senior staff)
- Promotion policies are opaque
- The annual review process is bad

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The organization is mostly good, but the bullies need to be reined in.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be careful of promises made

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abt Associates

    Pros

    Company has excellent international development contracts in variety of sectors

    Cons

    From both my own personal experience and that related by a colleague who was a contractor with Abt, promises -- even when written in an agreement -- are not kept. Additionally, known weaknesses in project management are not dealt with in a timely (nor necessarily just) manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop operational values/ethics and ensure they are followed.

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    I've worked at Abt for over 10 years and I love my job.

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

    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The work is intellectually challenging with opportunities to grow and change. The people are wonderful, really top-notch, and in my experience there is good camaraderie and professional behavior. Management is accessible. And the work-life balance is great - I am able to work at home or adjust my schedule as needed to take care of family obligations, as long as I get my work done.

    Cons

    Abt has grown big and fast, and it sometimes is playing catch-up with these changes. It's not perfect, but management doesn't claim it to be. The company works best for people who are motivated self-starters with a tolerance for a more organic, as opposed to formal, organizational structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the company would benefit from having someone in charge of corporate operations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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