Applied Research Associates
3.4 of 5 25 reviews
www.ara.com Albuquerque, NM 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Very good company

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
Raleigh, NC

I have been working at Applied Research Associates

ProsSurrounded by a lot of smart, motivated people. Excellent benefits. They care about the customer and produce quality work. Good software development process. The office and facilities are first class - most people have their own office. The administrative support staff is helpful. I have autonomy to do my job and no one micromanages me. Every two years all the technical staff gather in one city/location for a technical conference - this is very cool!

ConsProduct releases are stressful due to "war-room" environment (but kind of fun too). Some bureaucracy involved in government contracting like daily time-sheets and things like that.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep winning the good projects.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A pretty decent defense contractor

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at Applied Research Associates


Pros: Lots of small-team, short-timescale projects, so you get a lot of hands-on experience coding. Smarter tech workers than… Cons: Career advancement requires customer marketing and project management - including all the boring parts like accounting and personnel management. Hope you don't like actually… Advice to Senior Management: Enable communication throughout the company as a whole - being one part of a… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Good place to work for lower level developers.

Senior Software Developer (Current Employee)
Vicksburg, MS

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Pros: Employees have lots of personal freedom in how they do the job and there is a wide variety of projects. If you're into technical… Cons: Development planning in non existent, just do or die. The corporate culture really encourges workaholics if you want to climb the… Advice to Senior Management: Focus on getting some larger/long term projects to increase stability. Create a technical… More

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