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"Great people, interesting work, comfortable work environment"

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Former Employee - Research Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Research Analyst in Palo Alto, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at American Institutes for Research (More than a year)

Pros

Great people
Comfortable lifestyle
High level of work life balance

Cons

Slow paced
Political office environment
Low pay

Advice to Management

To attract and retain young talent, it may help to pay more. The benefits are great, the work environment is very pleasant but it is just not a very exciting place to work. It may be the nature of the work itself as education research can be slow and tedious.

Other Employee Reviews for American Institutes for Research

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Overall great company - but it all depends who your boss(es) and what department you're in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Institutes for Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many social events throughout the year
    Good paid time off schedule
    Wonderful office location ( The HQ )
    Small gym with showers, etc ( The HQ )
    Very cheap parking
    Comparatively cheap medical / dental benefits
    Relaxed dress code
    Young staff environment
    Sports teams

    Cons

    The department and time I was at AIR allowed me to advance quickly and work on and learn new things often. However from my co-workers I know other areas of the company it was very hard to get promoted or a raise, and that they were over-stressed and worked.

    I can say as a whole the company provided me a very positive experience, but for others I understand and can agree with their complaints of departments that I did not work in.

    Advice to Management

    Work on employee retention by treating junior staff better, ensuring the workload is not overwhelming, and giving their managers training on how to develop their employees.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "I am currently looking for another job."

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Institutes for Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flex-Time, laid back dress code, free coffee, decent amount of time off, supervisers who are very understanding, retirement plan is pretty good.

    Cons

    Very hard to get promoted, salary is kind of a joke for me (I have a master's degree, have many student loans, and I live in DC - a very expensive place to live). I have not yet received any kind of bonus. Last year's raise was 4%. Salary inequity - people coming in after me are being offered higher salaries than I was. People with lots of potential and/or master's degrees are tasked with lots of administrative duties.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people in at higher levels if they are qualified to be there.


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