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"Friendly invironment"

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Current Contractor - Software Tester in Washington, DC
Current Contractor - Software Tester in Washington, DC
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at American Institutes for Research as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

working environment is great. People and great to work with

Cons

I don't have anything negative to say about the company

Other Employee Reviews for American Institutes for Research

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Clique riddled, no work life balance."

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    Current Employee - Test Development Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Test Development Specialist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits try to fill in the gaps where pay or commendation lacks. As long as you aren't in the CSSC or Assessment department, things seem to be pretty good for you work-wise.

    Cons

    It's all about who you know, and who likes you on whether you get any kind of notice or stimulating work. If you manage to make it to a position with any responsibility then they work you to the bone. 7 days a week, 10-12 or more hours a day for months on end.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "A very interesting hybrid of strong nonprofit mission with corporate structure"

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

    I have been working at American Institutes for Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, flexible schedules and an understanding of work-life balance; strong dedication to mission - although you may be doing business-like work it is always focused on the desire to make good change in the world. My salary is excellent compared to traditional nonprofits (although it sounds like the entry-level positions less so). Have always had lots of opportunity for professional development. Enjoy working with professional, nice people across the org here and in other offices.

    Cons

    Some of the programs are more difficult to work with than others. A lot of the negative reviews here sound like they are from people working in one particular program that has a reputation for not valuing its people, requiring long hours and having poor management. BUT, the other programs and the administrative units have some really good people, good management, and good opportunities for advancement. If you are interviewing here you just need to keep that in mind and try to get a feel for the personality and management style of the group you'd be working in.

    Advice to Management

    Strive for a more consistent experience for all employees - work harder to help staff under difficult managers and to make sure people are rewarded, recognized and promoted without cronyism or favoritism, even if you have to work around those difficult managers.

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