Areté Associates Employee Reviews

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Productive and positive workplace
IT Systems Technician (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VAOctober 12, 2015
Arete Associates is an excellent company. The people are the best part of the company. They are excellent people to work with. They will always take the time to sit down and ask other employees how they are doing. All the employees keep a positive mindset and we are all focused on the end goal, whatever that may be for the day. The skills I've learned from Arete made me into excellent candidate to pursue my career in IT and Cyber Security. The bosses are excellent. The facility is nice and clean and just overall a wonderful place to work.
Pros
People, Excellent area, 25 cent snack and soda machine.
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Great Place to Work - Tech Staff
Anonymous (Current Employee) –  Northridge, CAJune 21, 2015
This is a small, agile government contractor. Technical employees work on our most pressing national security issues. You will not meet a more dedicated and passionate workforce. On the administrative side, you will be working with some of the most brilliant minds around, and that asks you to be the very best you can be. Fiscal constraints have affected the company during the past two years due to government sequestration, but the forecast is for fiscal growth, and that offers opportunity for professional growth as well.

Executive Management Team coaching is recommended, especially with regard to employee relations matters and organizational design due to conversion to matrix organization.
Pros
25 cent sodas and drinks, starbucks coffee, collegial atmosphere, competitive pay and rich benefits package
Cons
Lack of employee growth and development due to economic downturn in past years
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Change in structure is failing the employees
High-Technology government contractor (Current Employee) –  Destin, FLJune 2, 2015
Recent changes in management and business structure has lowered morale and caused much angst amongst loyal long time employees.
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Wonderful place to work!
Senior Scientist (Current Employee) –  Northridge, CAJanuary 19, 2015
Arete is a place that attracts the very brightest, and is a truly wonderful place to work. The people who perform best here are the ones with a strong desire to tackle hard problems and who go out of their way to learn new things.
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Okay place that needs work in other areas.
Information Assurance Specialist / ISSM-ISSO (Current Employee) –  Northridge, CAJuly 3, 2013
Management is very oblivious to the needs of support staff rather than the technical staff. If you're support staff, your workload is ever growing, while your salary stays the same. They claim to support furthering education and training but never seem to jump to the opportunity without you working for it first. Supposedly competitive salaries but mine have never been average with the Industry. Even after two years of commendable work I'm still under valued. The benefits package is great with retirement support, public travel reimbursement, gym membership, etc. It's also a relaxed workplace to work if you can get past the constant demanding workload.
Pros
great benefits, relaxed dress code, friendly environment
Cons
below average salary, advancement is murky, unbalanced workloads
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Great people and benefits
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAMarch 19, 2013
Working with intelligent and interesting people made the environment enjoyable.
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Great place to work
Software Engineer II (Current Employee) –  Northridge, CADecember 7, 2012
Great place to work. Awesome environment and culture. Amazing things happen here.
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