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Great people and good balance.

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Current Employee - Finance and Contracts Manager  in  Bethesda, MD
Current Employee - Finance and Contracts Manager in Bethesda, MD

I have been working at Abt Associates full-time for more than a year

Pros

The people at Abt are really nice and work really hard. Most truly believe in the work that we are doing.

Cons

The experience varies significantly depending on which division/department you work with and some management decisions are questionable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't keep sr. staff if they are not performing as it really impacts the morale of other staff.
More time needs to go into the initial discussions of new systems to ensure they provide what is really needed.

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    Beware of internal politics inside the departments

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People believe in the mission and come here to make a difference. HR Benefits are pretty good (401k match, healthcare, time off, ESOP). Divisions seem to have a plan and are making it work

    Cons

    Departments in Bethesda are very different from departments in Cambridge, might as well be separate companies. Lots of turmoil in the IT department with a poorly planned reorganization. No one left to support the needs of the other departments or divisions.

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    Be more transparent, especially with the recent RIFs

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  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great organization but a total lack of effective management and leadership in recruitment.

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager  in  Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    On an individual level, the company has many interesting, accomplished, and competent people. It also has a good benefits package, lots of vacation, and tends to be pretty accommodating of its employees life demands.

    Abt has tremendous potential to reach many vulnerable people who need access to quality and affordable healthcare in developing countries, affecting change on a massive scale, leeway to be innovative and carve out a niche for your work, organization is constantly seeking to grow and to be the best version of itself.

    Furthermore there is a vastly diverse, interesting people to work with.
    Many travel opportunities. This is a good place for people who want to get hands on experience in the international public health field.

    Cons

    Most critical element to address is the total lack of effective management and leadership within recruitment. Responsiveness to requests for assistance with recruitment is marred by inertia. Leadership is absent within recruitment.
    There is no understanding of the core business of development and thus the what is needed in candidates. Recruiters are poorly led and ineptly managed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Senior Management – Start focusing on the value for money that younger staff bring to the organization. There are many multi-talented junior analysts that are motivated and committed to advancing the MSH cause and work, who are being overlooked for opportunities.

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