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"Arete is an outstanding company that treats its highly intelligent personnel with respect."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Pros

The company performs research and development in many fascinating areas. Employees are encouraged to be creative and win new business through SBIR proposals. Management looks for and rewards technical excellence.

Cons

Much of the work is highly classified, making it impossible to share the exciting technical developments with friends and family.

Advice to Management

As the company grows, we need to take advantage of the increased ability to work collaboratively, while being careful to maintain the entrepreneurial spirit.

Other Employee Reviews for Arete Associates

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Growing pains"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company is healthy and growing

    Cons

    Company growth has occurred so rapidly that some poor choices were made in hiring especially in support staff. Company did not correct the problems soon enough, impacting the rest of the group. Too much new management means too much change and decisions that are not consistent with existing Arete culture. Some groups work very well together, and other groups have major communication lapses.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down the growth. Try to promote within when possible instead of bringing in so many outside faces that don't truly understand the Arete culture. Restructuring was a mistake. Improve communication downward to employees.


  2. "Fantastic, Innovative Company that cares about people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arete Associates full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging and Creative work, terrific people, and a corporate culture that values its employees. As an employee-owned company you are more than a cog in a machine. Your voice is heard in research, development, and administration. Willing to take a chance on ideas. Terrific benefits.

    Cons

    Smaller company, so range of some opportunities is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on business development, company has cutting edge capabilities but there's not enough effort here.

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