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    A good place for a few years of your career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employee  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Rincon Research Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    • Free benefits – medical, dental, life insurance, STD/LTD, Long-Term Care insurance (medical and dental premiums are paid 100%, even for family coverage)
    • Great pay
    • Free coffee/soda/bottled water
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • 50% reimbursement for internet at home as well as the cost of certain electronic devices
    • Paid holidays include the week between Christmas and New Year’s
    • Private or semi-private offices (no cubes)
    • Covered parking
    • Elaborate employee morale events (holiday party, company picnic, etc.)
    • Whatever office supplies/tools you need to do your job
    • Great 401k match and ESOP – both vested on day 1
    • A ridiculous amount of PTO can be carried over each year and there is comp time.

    Cons

    • Free benefits – The move to HealthSmart was a bad decision. When you tell people you have HealthSmart, they look at you like it is insurance for low income people or something. Doctors’ offices and pharmacies are confused when they hear that RRC’s insurance is through HealthSmart, but that they are using Cigna’s network. Also, HealthSmart has been a real pain to deal with in general.
    • Internal equity when it comes to pay is non-existent.
    • Company spends its money frivolously (elaborate employee morale events, elaborate catered lunches, Long-Term Care insurance, never-ending office supplies, unnecessary company travel, etc.)
    • No sick time, just PTO
    • ESOP – No one has ever been able to give a straight answer as to what happens after the founder is bought out completely.
    • Lack of professionalism. Dress code and core hours are non-existent. People are frequently MIA (e.g. out for a midday jog, etc.). And what kind of business lets their receptionist leave at 3pm?
    • Lack of communication. Problems are ignored (they will go away on their own?) and e-mails are not responded to (famous line – “Oh, I haven’t seen that e-mail yet.”).
    • The janitorial service just empties your trash. If you really want something cleaned, you have to do it yourself even though that is what the janitorial service is paid to do.
    • The building is old and falling apart. It is also in the ghetto.
    • Upper management has either spent their entire career at Rincon or they came from a company where they were technical staff; it was not until they came to RRC that they became managers. Unfortunately, the result is a lack of management with real leadership skills.
    • A ridiculous amount of PTO can be carried over each year and there is comp time – employees have abused this.
    • There have been years where New Year’s Day is a floating holiday, but not an actual holiday. Really?
    • No advancement opportunities whatsoever, so employees just stay because of the great pay and free benefits.
    • The Board of Directors is a joke – not the concept itself, but rather how it is run. It is the same people on it every year. The voting process is therefore a waste of resources, both time and money (printing, copying, the cost of envelopes, Payroll’s time stuffing envelopes, postage to and from, BeachFleischman’s charges to tally results, etc.).
    • There are a handful of employees that are dead weight. Management needs to clean house like they did in Office Space.
    • Management is reluctant to try anything new. Just because it has been done such and such way since 1983 doesn’t mean it is still the right way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above. Regarding below – Yes, I would recommend Rincon to a friend (for a few years anyway). But I wouldn’t plan on staying there long-term because it is uncertain how long they will be in business.

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Rincon Research Corporation Interviews

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Updated Jul 13, 2014

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Rincon Research Corporation in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initially contacted by Vice President for Program Manager consideration. Was scheduled for interview a week later. HR rep made the arrangements. Interview was first a HR benefit overview, Organizational overview by VP, one on one interviews, a very grilling lunch interview with 3 company reps, more one on one interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Your program is 30% cost overrun and 30% schedule overrun. Company experts say they are working as hard as they can and hiring new personnel will not help. What do you do? Suggest answer seemed to be Manage the Customer.

      Technical questions on sampling theory: Nyquist, fourier transforms and aliasing of a 8 MHz signal modulated on a 10 GHZ carrier.

      Joint probability questions.

      Geolocation schemes using time of arrival and frequency doppler shift to get lat long and elevation.
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Website www.rincon.com
Headquarters Tucson, AZ
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1983
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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