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Bethesda, MD
1001 to 5000 employees
1970
Company - Private
Accounting
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Deloitte, Chemonics International
Development Alternatives (DAI) lends the world a hand. The company assists both public and private-sector clients with social and economic development projects around the globe. DAI focuses on natural resource management, economic reform, crisis mitigation, democratic ... Read more

DAI Reviews

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James Boomgard
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  • "Solid company"

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    I have been working at DAI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company, very stable despite general governmental uncertainty. Employee owned, including incentives to buy company shares. High win percentage. Management seems responsive to employee voices

    Cons

    401k matching is minimal, with long vesting period.

    Advice to Management

    It seems like you're trying to save money and create space by renovating the floors, but you should consider instead just having more people work remotely, part or full-time.

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DAI Photos

DAI photo of: A complex web of ecosystems, the Lower Mekong Basin
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DAI Interviews

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    Communications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at DAI (Bethesda, MD) in April 2017.

    Interview

    About 3 weeks after I applied I had a 30 minute phone Interview. They primarily asked about my previous experience in communications work, asking specific questions based on my resume. They also asked why I wanted to work for this specific project. Within a few days I was contacted to schedule an in-person interview and writing test. I went to the office and they asked more questions about my previous experiences. Then, the writing test was to synthesize and USAID report.

    Interview Questions

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