American Institutes for Research

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Not good for entry-level staff

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

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A good first job but kind of boring.

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant
    Former Employee - Research Assistant

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Statistician

    Current Employee - Statistician in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Statistician in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    nice group and great working environment

    Cons

    located in Georgetown, the commute may be a problem

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