ARA is an employee-owned company and when you join our team, you can feel the difference! We offer competitive benefits and a comprehensive total compensation mix that addresses our employees’ needs now and in the future. We do this by offering competitive salaries, comprehensive health coverage and retirement benefit plans designed to protect employees and their families.

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ARA is 100% employee-owned and our employee-owners have a unique opportunity to influence the value of ARA and build wealth over time. Our performance and our collective commitment to growing ARA make a difference not only with achieving company goals and profitability, but also with increasing the value of the company and the shares in our accounts. As an employee-owned company, we share a common interest in ARA’s success and we work together for the benefit of all.

Health Benefits

ARA offers comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance to eligible employees. Employees may purchase coverage for eligible dependents, including domestic partners. Coverage is effective the first of the month coincident with or following your date of hire.

Retirement Plans

At ARA, we offer a benefits mix that addresses our employees’ needs now and in the future through our generous retirement program including the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan & Trust.

Rewards & Recognition

ARA offers incentives to reward and recognize service and outstanding work. Rewards may include performance bonuses, spot bonuses, company awards, technical career path awards, service awards and employee discounts.

Professional Development

ARA employees are not satisfied with the status quo and recognize growth is a necessary requirement for success. We work to grow ourselves and ARA by becoming experts in learning and opening ourselves to new challenges. At ARA, we recognize the important role professional development plays in achieving our mission and vision and in the careers of our employee owners. Because of this, ARA supports and encourages career-related and job-related professional development activities, from on-the-job training to tuition assistance.

Life & Disability Benefits

ARA’s life, disability and accident plans provide eligible employees and their families with substantial financial protection. If you would like additional coverage, you have the option to purchase supplemental coverage at excellent group rates.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Take advantage of ARA’s Flexible Spending Accounts and set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible medical expenses.

Work/Life Balance

It can be a challenge to juggle your professional and personal life. We offer programs to help you balance your obligations with a variety of benefits paid holidays, personal leave, bereavement leave, employee assistance program, secure travel program, and flexible work schedules (in some locations).

Meaningful Work

ARA's purpose is to provide a work environment that challenges and rewards our efforts, provides opportunities for us to grow, and allows us to pursue work we are passionate about. Through commitment to outstanding service and technical excellence, our employee-owners reinforce our vision to be the company that government and industry turn to for innovative technologies and solutions to critical human problems that will make our world safer, make us more secure, and make a difference in our daily lives.

What ARA employee-owners have to say about the tuition reimbursement program