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"Experience Good; people nice; junior staff have to fight very hard for opportunity"

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Current Employee - Finance and Contracts Analyst in Bethesda, MD
Current Employee - Finance and Contracts Analyst in Bethesda, MD
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Abt Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great Benefits; nice people; opportunities for travel

Cons

Very Bureacratic; young employees are often pigeon holed.

Advice to Management

Look for innovation from young staff

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Good company with great potential, but politics and focus on minutia get in the way of success"

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    Former Employee - Director Level Position in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Director Level Position in Cambridge, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abt Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work the company does is incredible, making a difference in people's lives all around the world. People are very friendly and collaborative within departments and divisions.

    Cons

    The extreme focus on cost control and lack of willingness to leverage technology to drive efficiencies are very frustrating. Also, everyone is willing to standardize processes… as long as you standardize on their way; people are generally unwilling to change processes.

    There isn't much cross-team collaboration, and many of the PhDs look down on administrative functions or those without PhDs.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Epic Fail"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, location. Mission-driven, great projects.

    Cons

    Many elitist senior managers. Senior Managers play favorites and any dissent is met by some of Abt's best employees being forced out the door. Morale is low. People don't feel adequately valued or compensated. There are huge salary disparities. A new hire who has the same years of experience, background, education might make significantly more than someone doing the exact same job for years. This is demotivating and one of the reasons people leave.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites. Be transparent and recognize employees are not satisfied and don't play the game blame. It isn't any one person's fault, it the fault of Senior management for the practices they have put in place and decisions they have made recently. Time are tough, but will get tougher as more and more people leave.

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