Abt Associates

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Good to Great

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

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

Pros

Missions of the clients in Abt's portfolio are all about making a positive difference in the world. If you're in one of the client-serving Divisions, that feeling of service is rewarding and sustaining. People are sharp and earnest.

Cons

Wide diversity of clients, work, staff and locations is hard for staff to navigate and for senior staff to manage.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to optimize and make efficient the work of supporting departments and management process. Company would benefit from improving the project and people management skills of technical experts, who are the ones who grow into or are recruited to be managers.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Interesting work, but poor management

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    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Bethesda, MD

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

    Pros

    -interesting work
    -Very smart and nice colleagues
    -Work can be fulfilling and you can make a difference
    -Some managers are very good at giving you room to grow

    Cons

    -management says one thing for compliance reasons, but expects the opposite for billing reasons.
    -try's to be a small company, but struggles because it is actually a large one
    -growth is undirected and their needs to be more structure and coordination of what the company is trying to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Good economists and doctors don't always make the best managers. Keep technical experts doing technical work and not running projects and the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Decent

    • 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

    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
    Approves of CEO
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