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Laid back survey job
Research Associate (Former Employee) –  Fort Myers, FLMay 16, 2018
every workday started with a short briefing about what to expect for the night and the rest of the time was spent conducting telephone surveys, usually on behalf of government entities. there was virtually no dress code and management was relaxed without being too relaxed
Pros
extremely flexible schedule
Cons
short breaks
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Abt associates RI Review
Bilingual Research Interviewer (Former Employee) –  McAllen, TXMay 9, 2018
Making outbound calls to random numbers. Staring at a monitor reading surveys verbatim. I learned a few things new words be patient learning statistics and listening to opinions of people from different states. Management is not very professional a few on higher position I felt belittled in that company. The culture is a bunch of young adults. The hardest part was having to stare at a screen for hours very tedious job. The one thing I did enjoy was meeting a few great people along the way.
Pros
Paid 15 minute break, casual attire
Cons
No healthcare, shortage of hours, horrible management
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Director, IT Programs (Former Employee) –  Bethesda, MDMay 9, 2018
Employee owned company with highly education anddiverse employee base. Strong commitment to mission; engaged leadership that is responsive to staff input; work-life balance. Good benefits.
Pros
Positive work environment
Cons
Advancement is difficult; hiring from the outside is common.
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A rewarding experience
Field Interviewer (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAMay 9, 2018
I had a wonderful manager that trusted my judgement and did not micro manage. The hardest part of the job was having to be flexible at all hours of the day or evening at least five to six days a week. I enjoyed locating lost respondents and the interactions with many of the study participants. The hardest part was converting a reluctant respondent.
Pros
Being able to work from home
Cons
Work by project and the projects end and have to find a new project.
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I don’t recommend the Huntington call center . . .
Research Interviewer (Former Employee) –  Huntington, WVApril 15, 2018
Very disorganized. Training is poor: one supervisor will tell you to code a call a certain way and another supervisor will tell you to code it another way. Employees are merely a number. Work is extremely boring and monotonous. Female supervisors in the Huntington call center are rude and will find a way to unfairly blame you for low “complete” calls. Also, if a female supervisor evaluates your calls you will receive a much lower rating compared to a male supervisors rating. You could be sent home if too many workers show up on a particular day and there isn’t enough work for everyone. However, if you are sent home, they will pay you for two hours. Office is located in a bad part of town.
Pros
Paid breaks.
Cons
Female supervisors, boring and monotonous work.
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Top Drawer Company
Data Collector /Field Interviewer (Former Employee) –  Mostly NC but some out of state work assignmentsApril 9, 2018
Abt Associates was a great place to work. They provided very extensive training, identified your specific roles and tasks, assignned
the work sites and left us to do the job. They were easily accessible if support was needed; however, I found them to be very trusting of their employees and professional in their expectations. During my time as a Data Collector/ Field Interviewer,I also worked for The Research groups, Mathematica, RTI, as well as several universities who were conduction studies.
Pros
Ease of communication, good training, and professional staff who trusted their employees
Cons
Some long days now and then
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Good schedule Monday to Friday - needs management improvement
Contractor - Insight Global (Former Employee) –  MarylandApril 4, 2018
The management team needs some improvement. The work schedule is nice Monday to Friday.

The users in general are nice. the IT team needs to have users understand the expectations in a better and reasonable way.
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You can choose your own schedule.
Research Interviewer (Current Employee) –  Huntington, WVApril 3, 2018
I think abt is a great place to work they work with you can take time when you need to you don't have to work weekends just Friday or choose 1 and you can choose your own schedule they work with you if you have another job or school they are very flexible great atmoasphere as well great managers.
Pros
choosing your own schedule
Cons
none
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Productive with higher expectations
Data Entry Clerk (Current Employee) –  MigoriMarch 29, 2018
the company is well managed with higher expectations. With time it will reach far. It's also accompany with very strict rules with higher etiquette.
Pros
Free launch, transportation
Cons
Fee breaks, working too tight, long sitting, health problems, boredoom
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fun place to work
Deputy Chief of Party (Current Employee) –  Central AsiaMarch 2, 2018
professional, highly motivated, task oriented, work and life balanced, supportive to subordinates, ability to work with minimum oversight, opportunities for professional growth
Pros
always seeking for new business opportunities, creative
Cons
bureaucratic administrative procedures
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Opportunities to learn but be careful
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 21, 2018
There were many opportunities to learn for a person in the early part of their career. I was able to work on a variety of health and education projects and learned a lot about being a consultant and different industries. Management can be tyrannical and HR is ultimately supportive only of management, not employees. If any problems arise with other staff or a manager I recommend keeping a daily journal and documenting all experiences.
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Good company
PMO Manager (Former Employee) –  Bethesda, MDFebruary 15, 2018
Abt is a good company with very noble mission. It is going through growing pains. A lot of uncertainty and a lot of changes and reorganizations.
IT organization has very talented staff but due to changes a lot of involuntary turnover. I never worked in the organization where layoffs happen every year like in IT at Abt.
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Great training tools
Field Interviewer (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAFebruary 7, 2018
Abt Associates, is a great place if you not interested in a office setting, you will have to drive to clients homes, the field managers are very helpful and it is very good money.
Pros
paid miles, Great accommodation for training.
Cons
no benefits.
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Productive
Research Interviewer (Former Employee) –  McAllen, TXFebruary 6, 2018
It was a fast paced environment on calling resident within each state to conduct health survey with samples provided. Also was great to work with that you could make your own schedule.
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Relax and focused work environment.
Project Manager of Technology (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJanuary 29, 2018
Abt creates an environment which strives on collaboration and strives to find focused individuals to drive their business strategies and solutions.

Work was challenging, however there is a great team mentality in place to complete goals on time.
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Relaxed yet driven company
Nutrition Coder/Price Coder (Current Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJanuary 16, 2018
Employees are friendly and the overall environment is pretty relaxed. The office is nice and offers free amenities, like coffee and tea. There are posters all over advertising employee benefits. It's a good place to work.
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Demanding and competitive work environment, a great deal of Ivy League snobbery
Sr. Associate (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 4, 2018
In hindsight, this wasn't the right place for me. Too much emphasis on business development and not enough on technical work. Great benefits, a lot of driven and hyper-competent colleagues, and way too much Ivy League snobbery.
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great place
Country Health Research Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 4, 2018
Great envirionement to work at. Opportunity to contribute to foreign policy, engage with great people, opportunity to grow and learn new things, and do meaningful work.
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Flexible work schedule
Field Representative (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MADecember 17, 2017
This company provides temporary employment for various Government projects. This is great if you are not looking for full time permanent employment. Unfortunately, a recurring issue is looking for new employment once the project is over.
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It was great
Computer Technician (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MANovember 25, 2017
My time at Abt associates was a great learning experience. I worked with many wonderful people who all had a career orientated goal in mind. I made life long friendships and learned a couple of things along the way.
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