American Institutes for Research
2.8 of 5 89 reviews
www.air.org Washington, DC 1000 to 5000 Employees

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3 people found this helpful  

Good solid place to start for people interested in social science

Research Scientist (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

ProsOverall I liked working at American Institutes for Research, because it was important and interesting work, the people I worked with were intelligent and interesting, and it ended up being good experience.

ConsThe different locations have different cultures and don't seem to work together very well. Different locations almost compete with each other sometimes seem to do more fighting than working together.

Advice to Senior ManagementClearly define the different roles for the different offices and work groups. I remember being confused by all the re-orgs that seemed to be happening constantly. Always wondering who you really work for and what their motivations are regarding the decisions that are made.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    10 people found this helpful  

    What AIR needs to do to keep its good employees and regain prestige

    Research Analyst (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    I worked at American Institutes for Research


    Pros: The salaries are competitive, the physical environment of the workplace is very satisfactory, you have autonomy with regard to… Cons: There is a lot of favoritism with regard to who gets a chance to participate and lead various projects. Efforts to correct this by… Advice to Senior Management: 1- Don't assume that everyone has access to information and that there is an equal playing field with regard to project work. Furthermore,… More
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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

    I worked at American Institutes for Research


    Pros: Getting hands on experience with social science research. Having a structured process for academic work that… Cons: Salary pales in comparison to what your private sector colleagues will be making. There is definitely a glass ceiling based on your degree and… Advice to Senior Management: Learn how to transition business operations in light of changes associated with retirement of the founders and most experienced group leaders. The dissolve of… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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