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Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC

I have been working at American Institutes for Research full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Flex-Time, laid back dress code, free coffee, decent amount of time off, supervisers who are very understanding, retirement plan is pretty good.

Cons

Very hard to get promoted, salary is kind of a joke for me (I have a master's degree, have many student loans, and I live in DC - a very expensive place to live). I have not yet received any kind of bonus. Last year's raise was 4%. Salary inequity - people coming in after me are being offered higher salaries than I was. People with lots of potential and/or master's degrees are tasked with lots of administrative duties.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire people in at higher levels if they are qualified to be there.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Would not recommend...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Institutes for Research full-time

    Pros

    - Free bagels and coffee

    Cons

    - Poor Management
    - Not innovative
    - Many projects seem to be mismanaged with little positive results being produced for the people they are meant to help.
    - Employees are over-worked and over-stressed
    - Lots of government funds wasted on useless projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with more respect. Learn how to manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    This is an extremely demanding work environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Institutes for Research

    Pros

    Competitive salary, competitive benefits, and that's it.

    Cons

    People expect you to work more than 8 hours a day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to make sure that project leaders stop overworking your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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