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Not Bad Experience

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Applied Research Associates

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Decent company with an acceptable amount of pay check.
Nice benefits with health, dental and vision.
Nice working environment for the employees.

Cons

Poor employee guidance.
Depends only on clients evaluations without performing their own employee evaluation.
Do not support and do not allow considerable time to newly hired employees to build their potential.

Advice to Management

Pay more attention to the employees in each office. Make frequent evaluations accurately without only depend on clients' evaluations. consider their concerns.

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  1. Could be great, but its not

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Research Associates

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work on some very interesting problems

    Cons

    High pressure with very little appreciation

  2. Helpful (1)

    ARA does their best to promote work-life balance. Overall, it's a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer
    Current Employee - Technical Writer

    I have been working at Applied Research Associates

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great work-life balance: support working remotely, taking time off, etc.
    - Competitive pay for tech writers and support staff
    - Variety: you never know what you'll get to work on next (in a good way)
    - Job security: ARA doesn't make a habit of firing people once they're hired

    Cons

    - Very little upward mobility for tech writers/support staff (see job security). Management positions are filled by the same person for decades. If you want to move into a management position, you'll need to change companies.
    - Social interaction is limited. You can go a whole day without seeing anyone, if that's what you're into. Some days it's isolating.

    Advice to Management

    This is a solid company. It would be great if you could work on reducing the length of time potential hires spend as temps. I know it reduces your tax burden and overall costs, but 2-4 years with no benefits seems excessive.

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