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Helpful (1)

Very interesting work, Many good colleagues and very good clients

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in Alexandria, VA
Current Employee - Senior Research Manager in Alexandria, VA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

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

Cons

The 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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Institute for Defense Analyses

  1. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant I in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant I in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work is interesting and you get to work on high profile problems. There is a great work / life balance. Great benefits. I like the people. Very stable environment.

    Cons

    No real way to get promoted without an advanced degree. This is a place where you need to be self-motivated to succeed since management doesn't put much pressure on underperformers.

    Advice to Management

    There should be more of a pyramid structure in terms of personnel (i.e., more junior level analysts and fewer senior level analysts). Then IDA could do more work for the same budget.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Highly collegiate staff. Everyone is intelligent and pulls their own weight. The work is never boring.

    Cons

    The experience is much like a consulting firm, where the experience can depend on the team members and client for that project. Staff members need to wear many hats, which sometimes don't fit so well.

    Advice to Management

    The projects require constantly changing skill sets. More structured training on-demand is needed to facilitate ongoing education. Better planning of the work flow pipeline, to reduce gaps and bottlenecks in staff hours.


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