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Lots of flexibility but very little opportunity for growth

Project Manager (Current Employee) Washington, DC

ProsLots of flexibility in terms of work hours, PTO, and telecommuting options.

ConsRegardless of your skills and accomplishments, promotions and salary increases are arbitrary and extremely difficult to obtain. Training for new employees is virtually non-existent. It's sink or swim. Not an ideal place for a long-term job.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest on professional development to retain talented employees and offer training tools to new employees. Reduce perks like free happy hours and instead reward your most productive employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Miserable experience

    Curriculum Intern (Former Employee) Washington, DC

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


    Pros: I hear they have good benefits, but I just worked as… Cons: BORING! Maybe it was just what I was doing, but even my… Advice to Senior Management: Maybe actually work with your interns. All the interns were… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Challenging work, great colleagues--but low pay"

    Research Associate (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    I have been working at American Institutes for Research full-time for more than a year


    Pros: At AIR you get to work with talented, intelligent people with diverse expertise on a daily basis. You are constantly learning from others. … 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. … Advice to Senior Management: Reduce perks like free bagel Wednesdays and free beverages and… More
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