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Helpful (2)

Good opportunity for an entry-level position in social sciences

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Former Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC

I worked at American Institutes for Research

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Family-friendly environment; can have flexible schedule, depending on the immediate supervisor; many social activities (great for young people); paid tuition and other professional development opportunities (workshops, conferences, etc.).

Cons

Not as many opportunities for advancement after certain level. Pretty easy to get from the Assistant to Associate level (eligible in 3 years); then, get a Master's, and you can advance to the Analyst, but after that... not as easy. Saw some people working many years, without promotion to the next level.

Advice to Management

Peer reviews would be helpful; ask junior staff for feedback more often--they have good insights. Seems (at least some) senior managers are not as interested in being evaluated themselves.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Don't work there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Institutes for Research

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office location, generally smart staff, casual office.

    Cons

    Management has no respect for staff. They expect people to work crazy hours and then are surprised and upset when people are unhappy. Promotions are based on how much time you spend drinking with your manager at happy hour. HR is utterly ineffective and does not care about the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Respect and communicate with your staff.

  2. Helpful (4)

    Terrible place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Terrible Place to Work in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Terrible Place to Work in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Institutes for Research

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice building, Friendly mail room staff

    Cons

    High turnover, two-faced managers, low pay, HR only there to help the project managers. My project managers were good fundraisers, but nutty in terms of day-to-day management. They move staff offices like a game of musical chairs.

    Advice to Management

    Make the HR department more open to staff members.

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