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Group Leader / Engineering Manager

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Current Employee - Principal Scientist/Engineer
Current Employee - Principal Scientist/Engineer

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

Pros

Great freedom to do the kind of work you love. No limits to what you can achieve as long as you can find a client to fund it.

Cons

Definitely not a company for slackers. Significant amount of pressure to keep marketing to have projects funded.

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Neutral Outlook
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  1. Engineers are expected to look for work, and in some cases in areas that as individual is almost impossible.

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Applied Research Associates full-time

    Pros

    Marginal benefits, Retirement plan and ESOP, flexible work schedules, reach-back engineers with vast expertise in their fields.

    Cons

    Weak management, constant need to look for more work, too much focus on Government, specially DoD, unable to versify work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more focus on areas that can work could be versify, not to focus in one and only one area. Need more dedicated people to seek and look for work, not all engineers have good marketing skills. Need more professional development programs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  2. Great Company, Great Benefits, Great Culture

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    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)

    Pros

    Passion, flexibility, freedom to pursue what we enjoy doing

    Cons

    The latest senior management is more numbers driven than people driven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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