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Great place to get your feet wet in social science and policy research, but not a career destination.

Associate (Former Employee) Palo Alto, CA

ProsGetting hands on experience with social science research. Having a structured process for academic work that will prepare you for graduate school or make proper use of the methods and techniques learned in academia

ConsSalary pales in comparison to what your private sector colleagues will be making. There is definitely a glass ceiling based on your degree and pedigree. While one person with a Master's Degree has made it to the highest pay grade, that person is the exception, not the example.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to transition business operations in light of changes associated with retirement of the founders and most experienced group leaders. The dissolve of one department over the last few years is a key example of what happens when one group leader leaves and there is no contingency plan or an insufficiently broad client base.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Do as you say, not as you do.

    Analyst (Former Employee) Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at American Institutes for Research


    Pros: Some colleagues are great, but others have no respect for… Cons: Lack of communication from headquarters & sr management to lower… Advice to Senior Management: Communication of problems or feedback from clients needs to be immediate and constructive. You… More
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    Neutral; intelligent staff but drastic improvements should be made in management style and abilities

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at American Institutes for Research


    Pros: Great co-workers, good benefits package, somewhat flexible work schedule. Cons: Without a PhD or a least a Master's, a job here is a stepping stone… Advice to Senior Management: Focus more on business development to maximize use of staff. Understand that those without advanced degrees are more than capable… More
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