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Helpful (1)

Excellent non-profit organization in educational software and services

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Washington, DC
Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Flexible working time Small-sized office room with no more than three persons, giving a very good working privacy. Free coffee, soda and orange juice give extra score of the working environment.

Cons

Part of the work is related to research and therefore, sometimes yields to no practical results. My manager is too busy to talk with me.

Other Employee Reviews for American Institutes for Research

  1. Helpful (2)

    Not good for entry-level staff

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Institutes for Research full-time

    Pros

    Some perks are nice - free coffee, bagels on Wednesdays. The company gives lip-service to work/life balance and the mission is a good one.

    Cons

    Don't make this your first job. You'll be stuck and stale a few years later. AIR works its junior staff very hard, but offers very few opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    After the employee engagement surveys of the past few years, some additional attention seems to have been paid to research assistants and associates. Make sure the senior technical staff and management internalize the importance of these staff.


  2. Helpful (3)

    A good first job but kind of boring.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Institutes for Research full-time

    Pros

    For a first "real" job, I felt I had great pay and benefits and some substantial work. I was glad to be working a full-time job when so many friends could only find internships. My manager got me on a lot of different project tasks and was certainly interested in my professional development.

    Cons

    The day-to-day job functions can be pretty boring: entering survey data, filling out spreadsheets, etc. In general, I rarely felt intellectually challenged by my work.

    Advice to Management

    Introduce research assistants to project design early on so they have a better idea of how their work contributes to the bigger picture.


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