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"Good place to work for lower level developers."

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Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Vicksburg, MS
Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Vicksburg, MS
Approves of CEO

Pros

Employees have lots of personal freedom in how they do the job and there is a wide variety of projects. If you're into technical sales and marketing you can do really well. You get to use a lot of different technology and interact with the clients. Great retirement benefits.

Cons

Development planning in non existent, just do or die. The corporate culture really encourges workaholics if you want to climb the ladder. Much of your compensation is in company stock in the retirement plan so the pay tends to be somewhat below average.

Advice to Management

Focus on getting some larger/long term projects to increase stability. Create a technical career path that doesn't require people to move into management to get promoted.

Other Employee Reviews for Applied Research Associates

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Decent, not great, not horrible"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Niceville, FL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Niceville, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work schedule was flexible, and telecommuting was cool too. access to new technology for completing work was readily available, which made doing the work enjoyable. the projects were pretty cool, and i think that if you were a rock star you could make some good headway in the organization. the yearly corporate trips for networking / etc. were pretty good too. good times.

    Cons

    not a very dynamic place to be. kind of slow overall. a good place if one can get deep in the work and comfortable with a singular work scope.
    management's communication of strategic direction could be improved.

    Advice to Management

    develop more comprehensive strategic planning


  2. "Excellent"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent, motivated people. Superb benefits. Loyal and fair minded.

    Cons

    It's government consulting. It's a rough time for everyone.

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