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Great firm, excellent work

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Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Cambridge, MA

I worked at Abt Associates

Pros

You're working on premier studies that have an impact on policy (eventually) with very smart people in a generally fun, rigorous atmosphere. I made great friendships and learned a ton about research and my mentors were very supportive in my moving on to new endeavors.

Cons

Most people think policy will be more stimulating than it is - much of it is drudgery of collecting and cleaning data and writing very dry summaries. If you are passionate about data and helping governments make decisions, you'll love it. if not, think twice.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The private sector consulting stuff was a bad idea, but you already know that. Keep up the good work where you are already strong.

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    Great place to work, depending on who your manager is

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Abt Associates

    Pros

    Great benefits, good working environment usually.

    Cons

    Inconsistent communication from senior management, due to poor dissemination from managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make all managers give same message from senior management.

    Recommends
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    Petty petty management - poltics and favoritism rule Watch your back at all costs

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    Former Employee - Member of the Company in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Member of the Company in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Abt Associates

    Pros

    Flexibility in work/life balance Fair compensation There are absolutely brilliant people at this company who do world-changing work.

    Cons

    Politics rule. The management thrives on undercutting and poisoning people and careers. Absolutely no sense of business, truthfulness or trust within the organization. Anyone in a managerial role is constantly under attack from senior leadership. The blame game rules leaving the company slow to react and incapable of making positive changes to how the company is run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop communicating half truths to employees. They see right through it. Take a strong look at your competition and business processes and reward people that are making changes. You have to break down the silos and stop allowing C-level management to back stab and carry out vendettas on those under them.

    Doesn't Recommend
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