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Great Company, Great Benefits, Great Culture

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niceville, FL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niceville, FL

I have been working at Applied Research Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Passion, flexibility, freedom to pursue what we enjoy doing

Cons

The latest senior management is more numbers driven than people driven

Advice to Management

Find a good balance between success in numbers and taking care of your people

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    Great First Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Computer Science Co-Op in Vicksburg, MS
    Current Intern - Computer Science Co-Op in Vicksburg, MS

    I have been working at Applied Research Associates as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No bs co-op jobs Interesting and diverse work

    Cons

    I was pretty satisfied working for ARA.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work. Great exposure to many fields and new ideas. Little career path development for young engineers.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer

    I have been working at Applied Research Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You have the power to shape your career, your office, and create a local culture by bringing new ideas to the table. You can pursue the work you want to pursue so long as a customer is asking for it. You get a chance to work on a myriad of projects and meet experts in many different fields. The company is employee owned and provides a generous 401K and employee stock ownership program.

    Cons

    Salary compensation lags behind other engineering companies. Employee compensation and benefit structures are set up to reward marketing efforts (often not directly compensated for), not technical performance. There is little to no emphasis placed on career development which can take a toll on talented young engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a plan to recruit and keep young engineers and scientists. Create mentoring programs for all new hires to ensure proper marketing development.


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