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Helpful (3)

Challenging work, great colleagues--but low pay"

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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 a year)

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

At AIR you get to work with talented, intelligent people with diverse expertise on a daily basis. You are constantly learning from others. Although it really varies depending on who your manager is, some managers are really great at providing opportunities for career development.

The work is intellectually stimulating and at times can be fun.

The benefits are decent and the flexible work day is a nice perk.

Cons

Salaries for research assistants and research associates are too low. Most research associates have Master's degrees and pay ranges from 45,000 to 55,000. \

Many divisions have too much work for the number of people working. Some employees have been able to implement a work-life balance, but overall people do not have work-life balance.

Advice to Management

Reduce perks like free bagel Wednesdays and free beverages and instead use the money save to recognize your most productive workers.

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  1. Miserable experience

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    Former Intern - Curriculum Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Curriculum Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Institutes for Research as an intern (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I hear they have good benefits, but I just worked as an intern, so I didn't get them. Bagel Wednesdays were pretty cool.

    Cons

    BORING! Maybe it was just what I was doing, but even my bosses just did the same stuff. Over and over again. No training.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe actually work with your interns. All the interns were sitting in a room alone with nothing to do.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American Institutes for Research full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. A good place to grow and a good start for entry level employees fresh from college.

    Cons

    Can be tough to move up

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