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Alexandria, VA
1001 to 5000 employees
1956
Nonprofit Organization
Government
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
RAND, CNA Corporation, MITRE
IDA (Institute for Defense Analyses) – a not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia just outside Washington, DC – operates three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) in the public interest: the Systems and Analyses ... Read more

Mission: IDA exists to promote national security, preserve the public welfare, and advance scientific learning by analyzing, evaluating, and reporting on matters of interest to the United States Government.

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    Flexibility of leadership, excellent work life balance, academic environment

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    developing technical capabilities, salary is medium to below industry standard

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Institute for Defense Analyses photo of: Researchers will sometimes go to the field to supervises tests on equipment such as this ground-penetrating radar.
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Institute for Defense Analyses photo of: Research Staff volunteer their time with local students at Math Day 2017
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    The interviewing process was surprisingly laid back. Only had one phone interview where I went over my resume and such with my potential managers. I was then asked to provide three references, and after that didn't hear back for around 3 weeks. After three weeks I got an email to apply for a specific job on their company website with no explanation of why. I applied for the job then waited. About two weeks later they emailed me an offer letter.

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