American Institutes for Research

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

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

Pros

working environment is great. People and great to work with

Cons

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be better, could be worse

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

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

    Pros

    Some leaders are very passionate about their work.
    Many of my colleagues are very smart.
    AIR has a diverse range of projects that can provide some variety and interesting work.
    Great benefits.
    Flexibility is great. The most important focus is getting the work done, but you can shape your schedule within reason.
    AIR's HQ is located near the Georgetown waterfront. This is a great area for lunch breaks, especially when the weather is nice.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not great, especially for those of us who are willing to work hard. A lot of hours are donated to business development.
    Hit or miss project management can be frustrating.
    While the pay is fair, it is not great.
    It's very difficult to get promoted.
    Very little racial diversity in senior positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in employees at all levels, especially junior levels.
    Train project directors and leaders. It's not enough to be subject matter experts.
    Senior managers need to get in touch with what is happening on lower levels.
    Improve career paths for hard working people who want to move up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves 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 an 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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