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"Good work, good pay, capable co-workers, no support of any kind"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Principal Associate in Bethesda, MD
Current Employee - Principal Associate in Bethesda, MD
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Abt Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Abt Associates feels like the A-Team. The employees are smart, hard-working, and generally know how to get along in teams. The projects are challenging, sometimes cutting-edge, and the chance for travel is abundant. The pay is very good for the industry, in line with the long-ish hours that are expected as compared to other companies doing the same projects. Management meddling is minimal, and if you can deliver results, you can generally set your own agenda and eventually pick many of your own projects.

Cons

You will get zero support from anyone. If you need hand-holding, training, career guidance, or mentorship, look elsewhere. For self-starters and self-directed employees with skills to sell internally to projects it's great, but if you ever need help, forget it. You are the sum of your chargeable hours, period.

Advice to Management

Make employees feel valuable as individuals, not just billable hours on a timesheet, and you'll reduce turnover.

Other Employee Reviews for Abt Associates

  1. "Great career opportunity; right place, right time."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Associate in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to grow; readiness of higher-ups to provide challenging and interesting work

    Cons

    CEO and EVP could afford to be a bit more inspiring.

    Advice to Management

    Clarify your vision. Inspire us. Remind us why we're here.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work and great people to work with."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very professional atmosphere, mutual respect, family friendly, growing business, meaningful work with real world impact, wonderful colleagues, good benefits, and a great commute for me.

    Cons

    A siloed environment with deeply entrenched cultures. The warren of tiny individual offices can be impersonal. Too few opportunities for staff to bond outside their bubbles. Parking lot barely adequate, lots of long-term contract staff

    Advice to Management

    Continue breaking down those silos and unifying systems and cultures!

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