American Institutes for Research

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Current Contractor - Software Tester in Washington, DC
Current Contractor - Software Tester in Washington, DC

I have been working at American Institutes for Research as a contractor (more than a year)

Pros

working environment is great. People and great to work with

Cons

I don't have anything negative to say about the company

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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good colleagues and not enough focus on good management or management structures.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Institutes for Research full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Hands-on experience and some autonomy after finding a niche which may take years. Good and hard-working colleagues who are willing to help one another.

    Cons

    Top heavy with hierarchical structure and big differences in pay scales. Projects understaffed so workload is heavy and often unpredictable. Many managers have no management skills and do not solve problems. Low salaries for entry level staff and raises minimal for those staff. Many burdensome organizational requirements. Not much interaction in the course of work day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce emphasis on AIR prestige and increase focus on good management so projects are appropriately staffed and work is feasible given timelines, budgets, and conditions. Be sensitive to staff burnout.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Clique riddled, no work life balance.

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    Current Employee - Test Development Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Test Development Specialist in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Benefits try to fill in the gaps where pay or commendation lacks. As long as you aren't in the CSSC or Assessment department, things seem to be pretty good for you work-wise.

    Cons

    It's all about who you know, and who likes you on whether you get any kind of notice or stimulating work. If you manage to make it to a position with any responsibility then they work you to the bone. 7 days a week, 10-12 or more hours a day for months on end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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