American Institutes for Research
2.8 of 5 89 reviews
www.air.org Washington, DC 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Great location, boring work, lackluster employees, pretty dry and unexciting

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

ProsGreat location in Georgetown
Metro benefits

ConsAbsolute no chance of moving up without more and more education
Little attention given to your interests
As an RA - traded around by project managers
Everyone is a bit on the nerdy, quiet side

Advice to Senior ManagementEngage RAs more, ask for feedback

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Favoritism, Mediocrity, and Incompetence

    Research Analyst (Former Employee)
    Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at American Institutes for Research


    Pros: You have your own office. You can close the door… Cons: - Rampant favoritism in the Health Program. Promotion is not merit-based. - Most members of senior leadership of the Health Program lack experience in quantitative… Advice to Senior Management: 1. You can't attract or keep competent new staff unless your senior leadership is knowledgeable, courteous, and inspiring. 2. You can't… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Challenging work environment, requires all one's technical expertise, creativity, and managerial know-how to succeed.

    Principal Statistician (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    I have been working at American Institutes for Research


    Pros: This is a dynamic, fast-growing social science research company offering exciting work in many positions. AIR has gone from about 1000 employees… Cons: The pace of work is very fast and expectations are high. Many colleagues feel… Advice to Senior Management: I would like to encourage management to follow up on the analysis… More
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