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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

  • Summer interns at Abt are exposed to a breadth of meaningful work addressing some of the world’s toughest challenges.

    If you’re looking for an impactful internship in #machinelearning, #graphicdesign and #globaldev apply to our #Abternship Summer Program:

    Summer Internship Program

    Internships with the bold thinkers at Abt Associates. You'll not only lay the groundwork for a brilliant career, you'll make a real impact in the lives of people worldwide.

  • Evidence is at the heart of our governance and justice approach.

    We work with all critical institutions to increase citizen engagement, foster accountability and promote sustainability. Learn more about our guiding principles:

    Health Systems

    Abt helps countries strengthen health systems through improved governance and financing, including universal health coverage, health insurance and public-private partnerships.

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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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    Abt offers excellent work/life balance. There is a strong emphasis on learning and the company makes it possible to grow through formal learning and through other options such as marketplace mobility which allows you to connect and learn from other departments. There is a lot of flexibility in terms of work schedule. I find that many of my colleagues telecommute at least once per week.


    There is a strong emphasis on meetings, which may not be everyone's preferred method of communication. However, it is nice to connect with others that may work remotely through these meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Please ensure that top-down communication makes its way to all employees.

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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
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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Abt Associates (Cambridge, MA) in July 2018.


    I went through a series of interviews, first by the HR screener, then the people I'd be working with in the department, and its head. The whole thing lasted a few weeks, I was unfamiliar with them prior to applying; however, I asked around at the start of the process and really liked what I heard. 4 separate interviews, two on location on the same day.

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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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