American Institutes for Research Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2020

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American Institutes for Research President, CEO and Director David Myers
David Myers
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Program Associate in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Institutes for Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, great benefits, good people

    Cons

    Not a lot of direction on projects

  2. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - TA Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Institutes for Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities for upward momentum and to work on project that interests you, fantastic colleagues, and a true commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Cons

    Some areas are understaffed leaving individuals with insane workloads while others are scrambling to find projects. Need more sharing of work and knowledge across various subject matter areas.

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  3. "Good company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Institutes for Research part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working hours is flexible depending on your manager

    Cons

    career development is very poor. You will need to switch teams

  4. "Good place to start"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Psychometric Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Institutes for Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of interaction with management and team

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility Takes too long to learn basics The learn opportunities are limited to first year

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Employees"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Psychometrics Research Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at American Institutes for Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment and colleagues are very pleasant to work with

    Cons

    Low pay for junior employees and no structured training plans

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  6. "Good Experience"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at American Institutes for Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on a variety of different projects based on interests.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up without a graduate school degree or higher.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "postive work environment"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Institutes for Research full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    flexible and supportive during ocvid19

    Cons

    stressful to continuous look for work within the organization

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Research Headline"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Research Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at American Institutes for Research full-time

    Pros

    not tired and good pay rate

    Cons

    working content is tedious and no opportunity

  9. Helpful (3)

    "You take the good with the bad"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Psychometrician in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at American Institutes for Research full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They tried to make it fun for employees with bagel Wednesday, ice cream days during the summer, Pie baking for Pi Day, etc.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance that comes from the top down. I often worked weekends and traveled weekends for work meetings. This varied drastically across teams and departments.

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  10. "Working Experience"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Psychometric Research Assistant 
    Recommends

    I have been working at American Institutes for Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -flexibility -a good job coming out of undergrad

    Cons

    -pay is less and they don't negotiate -staff coordination is not the best

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