Abt Associates Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2021

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Abt Associates President and CEO Kathleen L. Flanagan
Kathleen L. Flanagan
182 Ratings
Pros
  • "Abt offers excellent work/life balance(in 63 reviews)

  • "Interesting work, caring colleagues(in 25 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "work/life balance can be tricky- especially during proposal season everyone is a little crazy(in 14 reviews)

  • "No mentorship compounded by consistent undervaluing of more junior staff members(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work!

      Jun 4, 2021 - Student in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Great culture and the staff are super supportive

      Cons

      Fast passed place to work, not a con

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Overview

      May 23, 2021 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment and projects.

      Cons

      Poor salary ranges and sometimes poor work life balance.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Good benefits

      Jun 3, 2021 - Project Finance Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits and work/live balance

      Cons

      No training of what you will be working on....

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Junior staff are expendable

      May 4, 2021 - Analyst in Cambridge, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      benefits are generous, including vacation and health insurance

      Cons

      The management structure is incredibly top heavy - where decisions are centralized in a few key players, who are so over whelmed that they are completely unable to lead; the result is completely unrealistic expectations on employees. Also - don't expect to be doing any substantive work. The job title for this position should be "copy editor" I haven't been asked to do such menial work since I was an unpaid intern.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Employer

      Mar 28, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The Management Team really cares about its employees. Abt Associates provides flexible work hours and great benefits.

      Cons

      Given that Abt Associates is a government contractor, it tends to scramble at the end of each fiscal year and that process can be stressful especially for people working for the divisions (profit centers).

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Company Review

      Apr 15, 2021 - Project Finance Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits and flexibility with work life balance

      Cons

      No progression or growth opportunities at the Sr level

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Toxic work environment

      Apr 27, 2021 - Vice President in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Good salary, opportunities to learn new skills

      Cons

      A CEO - Kathleen Flanagan - who doesn't know or care about international work; a centralized decision making structure (where no one other than C-Suite is empowered to make a decision); oh, and watch your back (because everyone else is)

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Review

      Apr 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People are friendly and collegial.

      Cons

      Increasingly unreasonable expectations to get more done with less, especially for the people that do the actual work. Stress and exhaustion are common. Decisions are made at top levels with little understanding of the workload or resources.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Not a bad job for students. Very inconsistent hours

      Apr 25, 2021 - Research Interviewer in Huntington, WV
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      Pros

      Can make your own schedule

      Cons

      often there were weeks I could barely get 20 hours

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Decent atmosphere

      Mar 22, 2021 - Project Coordinator in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Great benefits and mobility internally.

      Cons

      Leadership is hard to work with.

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