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DAI Reviews

Updated January 7, 2019
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  • "Work-life balance can be good depending on line manager" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Been a hugely positive work environment where I'm encouraged and given a lot of technical freedom" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great people and mission"

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

    I have been working at DAI full-time

    Pros

    Great people, clear vision, focus on ethics and outcomes, no "win at any costs" mentality

    Cons

    Clunky HR systems (Oracle, IBM Notes)


  2. "Collaborative & Supportive"

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

    I have been working at DAI (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues, positive (but very hard working) environment; collaborative; professional growth opportunities

    Cons

    Heavy workload, demanding job requirements, bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Focus on professional development and retention of younger staff

  3. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DAI full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great systems and procedures available!

    Cons

    Large corporation - can get lost or siloed.


  4. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Executive Team is very open, always ready to talk to employees; Visionary CEO; Very smart and nice people; Lots of room for career movement and advancement for proactive, high performers at all levels.

    Cons

    Company could benefit from training supervisors on managerial skills.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in developing management and leadership skills at mid and senior levels.


  5. ".."

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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


  6. "High Turnover"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DAI full-time

    Pros

    Diverse staff and decent benefits

    Cons

    Capable people leave -- too many incompetent but well-connected staff tend to get promoted


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    "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.

  8. "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.


  9. 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


  10. "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