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RAND Interviews

Updated Jun 7, 2014
Updated Jun 7, 2014

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at RAND in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was very straightforward. I applied online, was contacted within three weeks about coming to DC for an interview, and interviewed the next month for the position. The interview was conducted over the course of one day, with 8 30-minute one-on-one interviews with research directors, as well as a lunch with individuals who had the position for which I applied. I was very impressed by everyone who interviewed me and found the process smooth and enjoyable.

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    • I was asked by several interviews to name specific projects/reports published by RAND and analyze their content, as well as provide my own opinion on the research.   Answer Question
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    There wasn't really room for negotiation, but the offer was very fair.
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Best Places to Work in Los Angeles (Large), Los Angeles Business Journal, 2010
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When it comes to think tanks, RAND might be the brainiest. Founded in 1948, RAND Corporation is one of the leading public policy research institutions in the US, offering analysis and research in such areas as education, health care, national security, science and technology, and transportation. Its staff of more than 950 scientists and researchers offer their insights primarily to government policy makers, but RAND also serves private businesses and international organizations. The not-for-profit enterprise traces its roots to Project RAND, a research group formed during... More

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