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Abt Associates Reviews

Updated April 5, 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 55 reviews)

  • They are doing some interesting work (in 19 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. "Growing Mission Oriented Company"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Research Interviewer in Huntington, WV
    Current Employee - Research Interviewer in Huntington, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Custom schedule
    Paid break
    Pays more than minimum wage (barely)

    Cons

    Constant shift cancellations
    Shift times are inconvenient

    Advice to Management

    They don’t care about advice

  3. "Good place to work"

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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

    Great team, work/life balance, interesting work

    Cons

    Slow to promote, to grow


  4. "Good first job post-grad school"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abt Associates full-time

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, varied projects, growth opportunity

    Cons

    Stressful, frequent travel, lack of connection to mission, transitions at company


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Inconsistent"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager/Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Project Manager/Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abt Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work. Good work/life balance. Some opportunities to travel if you want that.

    Cons

    Little room for growth, low pay, no career development or mentorship for junior employees. Your experience will depend on the group you work in - some people in different departments love it there. I just happened to work with people who didn't care about my future with the company.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Junior Staff at Abt Associates"

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    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. "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!


  10. "Good company"

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    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.


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