Institute for Defense Analyses
3.6 of 5 22 reviews
www.ida.org Alexandria, VA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Very interesting work, Many good colleagues and very good clients

Senior Research Manager (Current Employee)
Alexandria, VA

I have been working at Institute for Defense Analyses

ProsSupportive environment, Many educational facilities, Many advanced training opportunities, The benefits are excellent and the work environment is very good

ConsThe senior management is very mundane and not leading in innovation,they are not aware of the pace of technology change and how the new technologies affect the workplace.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe management needs to get their hands dirty to understand the details of new technologies and how they fit the dramaticallyc changing customer environment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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This was an outstanding place to work for a few years right out of college before going to graduate school.

Research Assistant I (Former Employee)
Alexandria, VA

I worked at Institute for Defense Analyses


Pros: The work is interesting and you get to work on high profile problems. There is… Cons: No real way to get promoted without an advanced degree. This is a place where… Advice to Senior Management: There should be more of a pyramid structure in terms of personnel (i.e., more junior level… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Intellectually rigorous, each staff member must be able to learn new skills or subject areas quickly

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Institute for Defense Analyses


Pros: Highly collegiate staff. Everyone is intelligent and pulls their own… Cons: The experience is much like a consulting firm, where the experience can depend on the team members… Advice to Senior Management: The projects require constantly changing skill sets. More structured training on-demand is needed to facilitate ongoing… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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