Abt Associates Reviews

Updated 1 Sep 2020

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3.6
61%
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Abt Associates President and CEO Kathleen L. Flanagan
Kathleen L. Flanagan
157 Ratings
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  • "Work life balance is non existent(in 13 reviews)

  • "No mentorship compounded by consistent undervaluing of more junior staff members(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "good experience"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Abt Associates full-time

    Pros

    Good environment to work as people are friendly

    Cons

    no downside i think form my side

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  2. "Good organization to work in"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Director in New Delhi

    I worked at Abt Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    collegial atmosphere, good growth potential

    Cons

    Nothing in particular. They have good systems in place.

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  3. "Mid-level manager insights"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of online learning opportunities Cross project learning Positive organisational culture

    Cons

    Inequity in salary structure and promotion opportunities. Policies are more focused towards retention of the senior staff, middle tier staff feels left out at times

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  4. "A good organization"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time

    Pros

    compensation, HR benefits are good. Funds made available to do distance education courses.

    Cons

    Vertical growth options is limited

  5. "Good steady policy job"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abt Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting because of opportunity to work on a variety of projects with different clients

    Cons

    Can be very hierarchical; also sometimes feels removed from the on-the-ground work on the social issues we work on; management can be extremely slow to change on critical issues of diversity and inclusion; salaries are also low if you don't have a graduate degree

  6. "Fabulous Company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Interviewer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teamwork, expert management and training

    Cons

    Below typical salary for position

  7. Helpful (1)

    "It exposes you to how international NGOs work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Assistant 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time

    Pros

    Centralized HR Management for all the international projects

    Cons

    Salaries are not harmonised, someone with a high school certificate can get more than someone with a Masters degree

  8. "Smart people"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Abt Associates full-time

    Pros

    Work alongside very smart people. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Lots of unnecessary corporate initiatives. Wide variation in quality for support staff (finance etc)

  9. "Nice place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - User Trainer in Nairobi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abt Associates part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Independence at work , good place to work

    Cons

    None whatsoever , this place rocks harder than rock

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  10. COVID-19

    "The mission is the koolaid, the company leadership is all about the money"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good remote options, even before COVID

    Cons

    Its all about the money, senior leadership doesn't actually care about the mission

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