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Abt Associates Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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Abt Associates President and CEO Kathleen L. Flanagan
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Pros
  • Salaries slightly below industry average but fair for work-life balance (in 53 reviews)

  • They are doing some interesting work (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • It disrupted work-life balance for many (in 10 reviews)

  • Policies are more focused towards retention of the senior staff, middle tier staff feels left out at times (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Company that cares"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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!


  2. "Junior Staff at Abt Associates"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Analyst
    Former Employee - Associate Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Abt Associates (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work with smart and driven colleagues
    Interesting and engaging domestic projects

    Cons

    Billability
    Limited mentorship
    It's up to you to seek out opportunities for growth and find projects that give you a lot of responsibility

  3. "Your experience will depend on who you work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time

    Pros

    They are doing some interesting work.

    Cons

    Only a handfull of people are doing the interesting work.


  4. "Programmer"

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abt Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None, they have backstabbing and no support for employees.

    Cons

    Poor management. Family in management.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your people, not the flunkies that came with the company when you bought it.


  5. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time

    Pros

    Good flexibility for hours and really enjoy working with the people there.

    Cons

    Underpaid, undervalued staff who are passionate but do not stay for the long run.


  6. "Growing Mission Oriented Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great work
    great teams
    lots of learning

    Cons

    some supervisors hold staff back

    Advice to Management

    Give supervisors training on how to coach and mentor on career growth


  7. "Research Field Interviewer"

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    Current Employee - Research Field Interviewer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Research Field Interviewer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abt Associates part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Management. Innovative policies, pay well.

    Cons

    None I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep asking for employee feedback as they do.

  8. "GIS Analyst"

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    Former Employee - GIS Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - GIS Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abt Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Being able to work from home

    Cons

    Little to no direction. Very little investment in their people


  9. "Boring but really flexible hours"

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    Former Employee - Research Interviewer in McAllen, TX
    Former Employee - Research Interviewer in McAllen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abt Associates part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can make your own schedule from the offered hours

    Cons

    Boring work environment, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Make it more friendly


  10. "Interviewer"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Abt Associates part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is convenient to make your own schedule

    Cons

    They are all male staff with one female exeption. They treat their people poorly, talk behind their backs, and have cheated me twice on my time when I stayed late due to a survey. have a very poor training program. When you ask for help they treat you like crap.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more women and treat your people better.


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