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Cambridge, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
1965
Company - Private
Business Services
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
FHI 360, The World Bank, Mathematica Policy Research

Working at Abt Associates

Abt Associates offers a wide array of research-based consulting services to government agencies, businesses, and other organizations worldwide. The firm specializes in issues related to social, economic, and health policy; clinical research; and international development. Its ... Read more

Mission: Abt’s mission is to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide.

We apply our energy and creativity to helping our customers—governments, businesses, and private organizations—make better decisions ... Read more

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Abt Associates President and CEO Kathleen L. Flanagan
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    Former Employee - Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Analyst in Bethesda, MD
    Neutral Outlook
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    I worked at Abt Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting project work. Career progression with or without a PhD. Good work-life balance attainable. Positive reinforcement/recognition of good work.

    Cons

    Highly introverted work environment. Experienced poor project management and communication within a matrix structure where it was hard to move things forward and know who/what to prioritize. Billing time to projects.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in cultivating junior staff and keeping them engaged. Consider a mentoring program.

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Abt Associates Interviews

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    Associate Finance and Contract Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Abt Associates (Washington, DC) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I was originally contacted by a recruiter and didn't hear back from him after I set up an interview time. A while later, I was contacted by another recruiter who mentioned that they "condensed and redistributed" some jobs and that he would be my recruiter. It was odd, but I didn't ask any questions. They didn't give me a lot of time to prepare (wanted an interview within 2-3 days) and it was frustrating since I had to give a sudden notice to my current position.

    The interview itself was ok. I had 3 people interview me as a panel. They really dug deep about my past experiences. However, at some point, I felt as if they were trying to persuade me to not take the job. It's definitely a different type of position than what I'm used to, but I applied because I knew about the company and the job posting. Also, one of the interviewers was a bit rude. She wanted me to remember specific details from a job I worked for 6 months more than a year ago. When I couldn't remember anything she had a side conversation with another interviewer and said how she knows specific laws/regulations and that the person for the position would need to know them as well.

    Anyway, I wasn't happy with the interview and sought after another position. I never heard back from them, which also left me with a negative impression since I expect them to email me to at least let me know that I didn't get the job.

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Abt Associates Awards & Accolades

  • Top 100, Washington Technology, 2013
  • Executive of the Year, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, the Professional Services Council and Washington Technology, 2013
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