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Abt Associates Overview

Rockville, MD
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Working at Abt Associates

Abt Associates is an engine for social impact, fueled by caring, curiosity and cutting-edge research that moves people from vulnerability to security. Whether it's welfare or weather disasters, the environment or economics, agriculture or HIV and AIDS, we ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. We are a collaborative, global community, driven by our mission and our commitment to excellence as we strive to meet and exceed the highest professional standards. Our work with ... Read more

Company Updates

  • On #VeteransDay and every day, we celebrate all men and women who have served our country! We actively recruit veterans, service members, transitioning military and their families, and we’re a proud partner in the Army's Training with Industry program. Learn more about our Bold Thinkers in our Impact Report:

    Our Leaders at all Levels | Impact Report

    New ideas, different perspectives, aha moments. The opportunity to learn more about our extensive portfolio, get exposure to new clients and colleagues and use skills in new ways is at the heart of our internal mobility program. Our Mobility Marketplace enables employees seeking new assignments outside their divisions and departments to find opportunities across the firm.

  • In a crisis, every word counts. To spur behavior change, we leverage research, craft messages and work with partners to extend the reach of their campaign messages. Read more about our crisis and emergency risk communication methods here:

    Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication

    Abt promotes behavior change by crafting messages that resonate with audiences, working with partners to expand campaign messages using evidence-based practices. Due to the rapid start-up emergencies and disasters often necessitate, we continue to test and refine messages in real time and throughout the life of the campaign to ensure desired behavior change.

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Abt Associates – Why Work For Us?

Bold Thinkers Wanted

That’s what you do when you join Abt Associates: You make a difference in people’s lives. We’ve been doing it for more than 50 years. It’s exciting, it’s rewarding and it’s more than just a job—it’s the opportunity to bring your curiosity and caring to make an impact.

Abt offers career opportunities across the globe.

The Abt Difference

We’re recognized by clients around the world for the rigor of our research and the excellence of our execution—every day, we deliver the best of Abt to address the toughest issues facing our world. Whether your field is health or HR, environmental or social science, international development or IT, you’ll bring your expertise to a company that lives its mission.


Meaningful work that makes a difference. Flexible schedules. Colleagues who become lifelong friends and mentors. Opportunities for fun and serving our local communities. Work-life balance.

That's #LifeAtAbt.

Who We Are

Bold Ideas. Real Results.

Abt Associates is an engine for social impact, fueled by caring, curiosity and cutting-edge research that moves people from vulnerability to security. Whether it's welfare or weather disasters, the environment or economics, agriculture or HIV and AIDS, we address the world's most pressing issues. Our work is diverse and so is our bold workforce. We never fail to ask "What if?" We identify patterns, we search for the best way.


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Abt Associates President and CEO Kathleen L. Flanagan
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  • "Great company, Great culture"

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


    Flexible schedules, interesting work and fun colleagues; lots of things to take part in whether it's work, fun or community events


    Lots of change going on but its so the company can grow

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Abt Associates Photos

Abt Associates photo of: Summer interns enjoy lunch outside on the balcony
Abt Associates photo of: The Abt Britain team says "cheese"!
Abt Associates photo of: Future Bold Thinkers check out the roof garden on Bring Your Kids to Work Day
Abt Associates photo of: Partnership for Human Development project staff in Australia dances their way to good health by taking part in a Zumba class
Abt Associates photo of: Abt staff at the Health Systems Research 2018 Symposium
Abt Associates photo of: Collecting toys for the holiday Toys for Tots drive
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Abt Associates Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Abt Associates (Cambridge, MA).


    Lengthy interview process - takes about 4-5 hours. The difficulty level depends solely on the specific group that is hiring. Could be hard, could be very easy. The interview involved half an hour segments with multiple people.

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    Did not negotiate.

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Abt Associates Awards & Accolades

  • Ranked No. 11 among the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts, Boston Globe Magazine and the Commonwealth Institute, 2017
  • Top 100 Company, Washington Technology, 2018
  • 2017 USAID Large Business Contractor of the Year Award, USAID, 2017
  • Innovation to Action Grand Prize for PMI AIRS Project's mobile soak pit innovations, USAID, 2017
  • Top 20 Marketing Research Firm, American Marketing Association, 2017
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