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Updated August 7, 2018
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  • "Work-life balance can be good depending on line manager" (in 10 reviews)

  • "nice people innovative approaches employee owned" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent 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 DAI full-time

    Pros

    Great people, both in the home office and the project offices around the world. Competitive salaries and benefits. Opportunities to grow professionally for those who are proactive. The importance of ethics and compliance is also continually emphasized.

    Cons

    Workload and travel schedule can be intimidating at times.


  2. ".."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DAI full-time

    Pros

    Good Start up company to work

    Cons

    nothing much to share though

  3. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DAI full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people
    educational atmosphere
    Good teamwork
    flexible hours

    Cons

    There is not many.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Overall positive experience"

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

    I worked at DAI full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to international development, responsibility, travel opportunities

    Cons

    Difficult to move up/grow in career outside narrow avenues, favoritism is an issue


  5. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DAI full-time

    Pros

    Offer decent salary packages for project employees

    Cons

    Disconnect between head office and country teams


  6. "Brief but largely positive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DAI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, high levels of competence in all project areas

    Cons

    There were management issues during my time, micro management was an issue


  7. "Growth opportunities for entrepreneurial staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DAI full-time

    Pros

    Employee owned company; access to senior management; technically excellent; solid systems

    Cons

    competitive culture; career advancement is more relationship-driven than "tracts" or formalized

  8. "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 DAI full-time

    Pros

    Good people, interesting work, mission focused, good internal systems

    Cons

    Can be difficult to grow; it may depend on your timing with opportunities or who your manager is.


  9. "Great company doing great work"

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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 DAI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've worked at a few international development companies, and this one is by far the best run. They invest in employees, in building a company that excels, and in ensuring the highest quality work. Mission-driven and business savvy at the same time. Great colleagues and opportunities. Great transparency from senior leadership.

    Cons

    Benefits are ok - not stellar - but getting better. Highly collaborative culture means decisions take a long time and get constantly re-examined and re-litigated. Could use a bit more hierarchy, but nothing that's a dealbreaker.

    Advice to Management

    Keep valuing employees and looking toward the future!


  10. "Solid firm"

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

    I have been working at DAI full-time

    Pros

    The people are incredibly smart and dedicated.

    Cons

    Senior management a bit 'distant.' Probably too many senior-level people.


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