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Research Interviewer (Current Employee), W Long Branch, NJMay 21, 2015
Pros: Pizza Parties, Gift Certificate Incentives, Fun environment, great for students, make your own schedual
Cons: No healthcare, get hung up on a lot, telephone research, cold calling
Can be boring work at times, but they make it fun. You are doing good work for good causes. Have pizza parties when you make certain goals. Incentives to work certain hours. Can win stuff sometimes.

Basically call people on the phone for research studies for good causes. Kind of a for profit for the not for profit. I've done research for the CDC, California Highway Patrol, Amtrak, some political surveys, Rutgers U, Columbia U.

Work environment is relaxed. No real dress code, provided you dress appropriately. People talk all the time, read, do homework. There is no minimum of studies to complete, nothing to sell, not asking for money.
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I like working at this company.
Call center Survey Interviewer (Current Employee), Huntington, WVMay 11, 2015
Pros: It pays good and the hours are good.
Cons: the breaks for and 8 hour shift are short. There isnt really anything bad about this job.
This company is a good place to work at and pays good money and is pretty easy. on a good day you might get four completes and on a bad day you might get none.
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Mediocre temporary job, best to be avoided unless desperate.
SHIFT COORDINATOR (Former Employee), Hadley, MAMarch 27, 2015
Pros: A few good people work here.
Cons: Poor management, shady business practices
I found most co-workers enjoyable to work with. Upper management was difficult to work with, often creating policies and procedures that greatly hindered our ability to be productive. Upper Management's solution to every problem is to increase the responsibilities of the Shift Coordinators and Production Assistants without providing any compensation. Within two years, the workload quadrupled, the "salary" remained the same. The company's definition of the word "salary" was interesting and wrong, according to Merriam-Webster. What the company called "salary", worked like this: Work more than 40 hours and you are salary, work less than 40 hours and you are hourly. The Field Division VP described himself as a bully, which he reinforced numerous times, often using intimidating and often verbally abusive tactics to bully and demean those under his supervision for no discernible reason. The VP has also been heard making inappropriate and unprofessional comments concerning the orientation of staff members. The Human Resources Department behaves more like a criminal organization, often using any and all unethical methods they could get away with to deprive employees at all levels of certain benefits and compensation that employees have earned and were entitled to. Members of HR have been heard discussing unemployment claims, stating that "the company's unofficial policy is to fight unemployment claims with everything we have, including using lies and slander if we can get away with it, anything to avoid paying a dime for unemployment."
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horrible
Phone interviewer (Former Employee), Manhattan, NYFebruary 21, 2015
Pros: 11hr $
Cons: part time hours, may have to work 7 days week to get them if its a main job, if its not, then fine. just get ready to talk, an arrogant supervisors who need a reality check. good luck if you wanna keep to yourself, they dont like that either.
Its a transitional job. and unfortunately we couldn't see eye to eye on certain situations. and it was time to move on. if you need supplemental income, this would be it. but its not a main job
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Laid back easy going work place with casual dress
Research Interviewer (Former Employee), Huntington WVOctober 14, 2014
Pros: casual dress and you make your schedule
Cons: short breaks and sometimes not enogh hours
I would love to work for this company again. It was a fun, laid back, easy going atmosphere, but it was still a serious work environment. A typical work day consisted of several hours of completing surveys and a few 10 minute breaks. The management was decent and the co-workers were all great and easy to get along with. The hardest part of the job was when you got stuck on a call that made you stay after the time you were supposed to get off work. The most enjoyable part was the free Jimmy John's.
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A good place to work
Social Researcher (Former Employee), Hadley, MAOctober 3, 2014
Pros: relaxed work environment, social, down to earth management
Cons: repetitive work
Sometimes conducting surveys is quite repetitive. The social atmosphere made this place worth spending time in. Abt SRBI provided a professional experience without demanding more than was necessary to complete the required tasks to the best of the work force's abilities.
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Good Work, Decent Pay, and Great Management
Runner (Former Employee), Wurtland KYJune 26, 2014
Pros: great workers and supervisors
Cons: long hours, unexpected work schedule
This job isn't for everyone. It is dangerous, dirty, long hours, and unexpected work schedules. However with those negatives out of the way it is a rewarding job. At the end of each assignment you see progress,and a sense of execution well done.
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The Srbi Experience
Field Interviewer for Research and Strategy (Current Employee), NyMay 20, 2014
My experience for this company is very simple, I count passengers that get on and off the train and I also distribute surveys on my westbound trips.
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Flexible Hours & Actively Training
Research Interviewer (Former Employee), Fort Myers, FlFebruary 19, 2014
Typical day at work: calling a pool of numbers to do surveys, training on new surveys.
What you learned: learned a lot about the different surveys and how to maintain people on the phone. Learned about all the governmental health surveys.
Hardest part of job: Rude people as well as maintaining them on the phone to complete the survey.
Most enjoyable part of the job: for instance when you are leading in the amount of surveys completed.
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good working invioment
Market Resource Associate (Former Employee), Huntington, WVJanuary 21, 2014
good working inviroment, interesting opinions of others, great co-workers
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Convinient
Research Associate (Former Employee), New York, NYSeptember 5, 2013
Pros: flexible and convinient work schedule
Cons: part time
Quite and interesting
developed good communication skills
Good management

sometimes difficult to talk with people
completing planned tasks
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Great organization.
Field Interviewer (Current Employee), MichiganAugust 22, 2013
Pros: the training is thorough, and provided in really nice venues. the opportunity to travel is a plus.
Cons: the contracted projects are temporary. there are down times when there is no work.
The leaders are positive, encouraging, willing to go out of their way to make sure you succeed, and don't mind helping you further your career, even if it's with another company.
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Great company to work with / for
Field Research Interviewer (Current Employee), Boston, MAJuly 19, 2013
Pros: work from home scheduling
Cons: project based so the job is over once the project ends, there are unpaid gaps in projects while data is being compiled/reviewd and revisions are being made
They are the best social science research to work with because of their attention to detail and the freedom, flexibility and empowerment they give their employees to do their best. They pay well, they manage well and they plan well.
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Best company I've worked for.
Shift Coordinator (Former Employee), West Long Branch, NJMay 1, 2013
Pros: fun work environment. excellent supervisory staff
Cons: short breaks, hours fluctuate for phone interviewers.
If you enjoy talking to people and are looking for supplementary income this is a decent job. At the interview level, (part-time) you pick your own schedule and HR department is rather lenient about changing your schedule. From a supervisory standpoint, the supervisors are one big family. Every day the shift supervisor briefs the subordinate managers as well as the phone associates as to what the evening's objectives are. Training is excellent overall, break room leaves a bit to be desired however.
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Good job for someone in need of choosing their own sched
Part-time Telephone Research Analyst (Former Employee), Hadley, MAMarch 27, 2013
Pros: flexible schedule, independent environment, no pressure of higher management breathing over your shoulder and friendly environment.
Cons: dont expect to get full time hours its extremely rare that they will have an opening, no room for advancement
I liked working there at the time because I needed something flexible with being a new mom. I got to choose my own hours, and the pay was a little more than minimum wage. The environment was friendly and very laid back, but they didnt slack on making sure things ran smoothly and professionally. As for advancement, there isn't any. Breaks and lunches were the usual obviously depending how many hours you were scheduled for.
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Productive
Research Interviewer (Former Employee), Fort Myers, FLAugust 11, 2012
Pros: sitting down at desk
Cons: :)
Made new friends
Conducted myself in a professional manner via telephone
Fun co workers
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nice place
Data Analyst (Former Employee), New York, NYApril 17, 2012
it was easy to survey people hardest part was tarveling to jersey early morning

Abt SRBI Salaries

Research Interviewer
$9.00 per hour
Field Interviewer
$20.00 per hour