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Updated Aug 18, 2022

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Found 538 of over 635 reviews
3.9
82% Recommend to a Friend
American Institutes for Research President, CEO and Director David Myers
79% Approve of CEO

Found 537 of over 635 reviews

3.9
82%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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American Institutes for Research President, CEO and Director David Myers
David Myers
208 Ratings

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  • "Low salaries compared to the area and field(in 33 reviews)
  • "Working in the assessment division with poor management and and 'old boys club' mentality.(in 33 reviews)
  • "low pay and not easy to promote at low levels(in 30 reviews)
  • "The upper management is completely disconnected and unaware of how the work actually gets done at the lowest levels, so puts some of the most unrealistic demands on the teams.(in 16 reviews)
  • "Also, leadership is passive and take no active interest in their employees.(in 13 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Aug 15, 2022 - Managing Director 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great place to work. Smart colleagues

    Cons

    Ever growing and changing. Very large institution

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Salary is OK

    Aug 18, 2022 - System Administrator in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good work/life balance and flexible with your schedule.

    Cons

    Very hard to move up if you work in a regional office.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great and fulfilling working experience

    Aug 12, 2022 - Research Associate in Arlington, VA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Incredible co-workers, fulfilling work, great learning experience

    Cons

    Workload can be intense, high expectations

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

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    Aug 4, 2022 - Graduate Student in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I love working here Great environment

    Cons

    There is nothing wrong to be said

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Intellectually Stimulating and Healthy Workplace

    Jul 29, 2022 - Research Associate in Arlington, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly staff, good benefits, interesting projects

    Cons

    Average pay, hard to move up without a PhD

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  6. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Bought

    Aug 8, 2022 - Tech Support Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly team and supportive coworkers

    Cons

    Worked thru temp service as contract for 6 years

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    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Learn What You Can And Get Out

    Aug 12, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It’s a job with benefits and for the most part, staff is nice. Managers/Directors not so much

    Cons

    Don’t let these false positive reviews fool you. Pretty sure they were advised to write those to bring the ratings up. This is the most disorganized Organization I have ever worked for. Favoritism runs rampant, benefits are awful. Leadership is clueless and out of touch. Zero work to life balance. You will have constant anxiety, there are huge information gaps between teammates, no one knows anything about standards, and processes will change at the drop of a dime. You are on your own.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Very Mission Focused

    Jun 20, 2022 - Director 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Organization cares about the public good

    Cons

    High expectations, so not for people who want to just get by

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    2 people found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    good people to work with

    Jun 10, 2022 - Research Associate in San Mateo, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    good co-workers, nice office, good career development path, interesting projects

    Cons

    no competitive compensation, benefits are not good enough, the organization is constantly experiencing changes

    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good Environment

    Jun 10, 2022 - Facilities Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    CoWorkers are great and helpful, benefits are competent, overall a good experience.

    Cons

    A lot of the workforce is hire through temp agencies, telework is granted on special cases. Promotions are based on most liked employees which leads to employees competing on workload and work long hours to be considered proactive.

    1 person found this review helpful
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American Institutes for Research has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 635 reviews left anonymously by employees. 82% of employees would recommend working at American Institutes for Research to a friend and 79% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 9% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, American Institutes for Research employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at American Institutes for Research. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

82% of American Institutes for Research employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated American Institutes for Research 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at American Institutes for Research to be work life balance, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, management, career development.

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