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"Overall good company!"

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Former Employee - Research Associate in Alexandria, VA
Former Employee - Research Associate in Alexandria, VA
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Pros

1) Broad-based experience 2) Exposure to senior leaders in other organizations 3) Annual bonus 4) Caring coworkers 5) Travel 6) Catered lunch on presentation days (average of 1 per week)

Cons

1) Lower salary, 2) Long hours at times, 3) Cannot advance to high level without a PhD, 4) Menial tasks at times, 5) Conflicting priorities

Advice to Management

Junior staff needs to be developed more and given more responsibility. Its easy to get lost in projects, particularly high-profile ones but this can sometimes leave junior staff wondering what to do next.

Other Employee Reviews for Human Resources Research Organization

  1. "Good place to learn the science and practice of applied research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Human Resources Research Organization full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative, nice, and smart coworkers/management; excellent retirement match and leave policy, nice location, everyone has an office instead of cubicles, free parking, good support for professional conferences. Managed by leading researchers who are recognized experts and have written books on how to apply sound research to practical issues. They seem to have made efforts to expand their business and capabilities in recent years. They strive to be on the cutting edge in assessments and statistics, and are strong in education research. The managers aimed to try to give work assignments that might balance using someone's expertise while helping them to develop capabilities.

    Cons

    At times workload was uneven (too high or not enough) which can happen with contract work in general. Pay did not seem to take into account locality or recognize the value of having a security clearance. At the time there seemed to be limited advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Try to recognize hard working employees or show appreciation for contributions in other ways throughout the year to help improve morale during stressful time periods if promotions are not feasible in the career structure. I heard that this improved in recent years.


  2. "I/O Consulting Without the Competitiveness Typical of Other Firms"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Human Resources Research Organization full-time

    Pros

    - Casual, academic atmosphere
    - Highly intelligent co-workers, some very well known names in the field
    - Matrixed organization carries with it the opportunity to work cross functionally with other program areas
    - Work-life balance
    - Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K match) are just as good, if not superior to most other employers
    - Everyone employee gets his/her own office
    - Great location in Old Town Alexandria right on the river
    - Brown bag catered lunches (about 1 per week)
    - SIOP conference and membership dues paid for

    Cons

    - Not a terribly social environment (most people spend their day working independently in their own office)

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