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Cambridge, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$100 to $500 million (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
Kathleen L. Flanagan
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    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time


    Abt is a mission-driven organization that treats you like family. Feedback is regularly solicited and acted upon by senior management and it is evident that they care about the well-being of staff.


    A lot of change in a short period of time has been difficult for some.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating and celebrating wins to boost morale!

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Abt Associates Interviews



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    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Abt Associates (Washington, DC).


    Worked with a recruiter from HR who set up each interview. The first interview was a phone interview with the director of the team. We discussed my experience/skills, the position, and my career aspirations. The interview lasted about 20 minutes and was quite enjoyable. The HR recruiter had very positive feedback for me after that interview, indicating the director's interest was high, and scheduled an in person interview with 3 members of the team. That interview was a panel interview, during which each person asked me specific questions about my resume. That lasted about an hour. The recruiter again had only positive feedback for me after that interview. The last interview was a bit of a surprise, because the recruiter, who had been very communicative and open with me, hadn't told me anyone else would reach out. However, someone else from the team contacted me saying they had "come across" my resume and asked if we could set up a time to chat. This email made it seem like the chat would be very casual but this phone interview was probably the more intense interview of the whole process. The interviewer asked about my academic qualifications, names of professors I worked with, and wanted to know about the rigor of my classes. Unlike the other interviews, this one felt less like a conversation and more like constant grilling. After this interview, I followed up with the recruiter several times, and he told me that the team still hadn't made a decision yet.

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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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