Rincon Research Corporation
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Rincon Research Corporation full-time for more than 5 yearsPros
Compensation is 1st class. Good salary, great 401k matching, ESOP (essentially another retirement fund), great medical coverage.
These are some of the smartest people I've worked with. But they also have very strong opinions and are difficult to convince that there is another way. I learned a lot about technical subjects (from peer knowledge and positive examples) and project development (mostly from shortcomings and negative examples).Cons
There is very much a cowboy approach to development. A good candidate for the company mantra is "Smart people always will get the job done". While often the job gets done, it may be difficult to support/maintain or poor quality. Most work is very ad hoc and not planned or consistent.
Many times I encountered unusual means of implementation because of a particular lead developers belief. Broad unfounded statements such as "I don't believe in comments" or "Databases are no good" were common and acceptable.
It appears that management believes team work either happens or doesn't, and that very little can be done to help foster good collaboration. If it's not working move people around.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Improve leadership. Work on team communication and getting teams to work together. Early project planning should supply a frame work that is flexible but still strong enough to give some structure.Neutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO