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Stagnant salaries, top-down approach to research, management without technical expertise

Research Staff Member (Current Employee)
New York, NY

ProsThere are some top-quality researchers here, especially those left over from when this was a world-class research organization. Working with those people can be very rewarding.

ConsMore recent hires are very much focused on areas related to current management buzzwords such as smarter-this or agile-that, and tend not to be very strong. A lot of the senior management believes it has the "vision" necessary to micro-manage the work of research staff. As a result, the people who can find other jobs bolt. What remains are the dregs. There is also huge pressure to bring in government contracts, whether or not the contracted work has technical value.

Advice to Senior ManagementThink a little bit about what you know, and what you don't.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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