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Abt Associates Employee Reviews about "interesting work"

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Abt Associates President and CEO Kathleen L. Flanagan
Kathleen L. Flanagan
153 Ratings
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  • "Like anywhere else, more discretionary benefits like flex time and remote work depend entirely on your manager, as does work/life balance in general(in 11 reviews)

  • "Your personal experience will depend greatly on the dept you work in and the senior staff person/people who support most often(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A good transitional job"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time

    Pros

    A lot of interesting work - enough to keep you busy and rarely bored

    Cons

    Not a lot of office camaraderie and disorganized management. Underhire in order to cut costs, which leads to difficulties finishing quality deliverables on time.

    Abt Associates2020-01-11
  2. "Great place to work overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Abt Associates full-time

    Pros

    Independence, open to new ideas, value your work, progressively give you more responsibility, interesting work.

    Cons

    Professional growth (positions) is limited and annual payrise is less than the annual country inflation.

    Abt Associates2019-07-25
  3. Helpful (18)

    "A mess there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abt Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Flexible working arrangements -Smart colleagues -Interesting work -Has a nice "mobility marketplace" to help more junior staff find interesting work across the company

    Cons

    -Senior leadership is utterly clueless -Contracts, finance, etc. horribly understaffed and processes are so convoluted project directors spend all their time mired in bureaucracy instead of doing any meaningful project work -Hemorrhaging good people, mostly through voluntary departures, but also some puzzling layoffs -Completely destroyed the value of 2 acquired companies -- almost no one from either is left and all their core work has evaporated -Although "mission driven" the real focus is billability, sales goals, etc. Much more like working at a publicly-traded company than an employee-owned company.

    Abt Associates2019-05-31
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, interesting work and fun colleagues; lots of things to take part in whether it's work, fun or community events

    Cons

    Lots of change going on but its so the company can grow

    Abt Associates2018-11-13
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting work, going through a lot of changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, opportunity to work across projects

    Cons

    A lot of changes, lack of transparency

    Abt Associates2018-08-17
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time

    Pros

    Great team, work/life balance, interesting work

    Cons

    Slow to promote, to grow

    Abt Associates2018-01-29
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Inconsistent"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager/Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abt Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting work. Good work/life balance. Some opportunities to travel if you want that.

    Cons

    Little room for growth, low pay, no career development or mentorship for junior employees. Your experience will depend on the group you work in - some people in different departments love it there. I just happened to work with people who didn't care about my future with the company.

    Abt Associates2018-01-23
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Your experience will depend on who you work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time

    Pros

    They are doing some interesting work.

    Cons

    Only a handfull of people are doing the interesting work.

    Abt Associates2018-01-09
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Great company undergoing growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate 
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fair benefits package. With ESOP and 401K, company matches 10-13% of salary in retirement benefits. Salaries slightly below industry average but fair for work-life balance. Teleworking flexibility. Smart colleagues who genuinely care about the mission. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Departments are more of a barrier to divisions implementing work than a support mechanism. Needs to be a shift in the thinking on what their role is. Compliance drives all decisions, stifling creative problem solving. Low transit benefits and paternity/maternity leave. No ability to negotiate salary or salary increases after hiring. Annual raise pool is basically cost of living only. Only technical training is on the job, but senior technical staff are not encouraged or expected to mentor junior and mid-level staff.

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    Abt Associates2017-09-06
  10. Helpful (2)

    "review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Abt Associates full-time

    Pros

    colleagues, flexibility, variety of projects, interesting work, smart people

    Cons

    tiring, long-hours, administrative at times,

    Abt Associates2016-11-17

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