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Overall good experience

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Former Employee - Research Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
Former Employee - Research Assistant in Santa Monica, CA

I worked at RAND part-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Diverse expertise, most people easy going, good location, good career prospect, good research environment

Cons

Pressure to get funding, some people very tough

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Corporate Confederacy of Dunces

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    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at RAND full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great location, great pay, beautiful office, excellent tools.

    Cons

    It's stunning how an organization as successful and notable still relies upon managment tactics of the 1960s. Employees are treated punitively, communications are top down. Collaboration is only successful within if one is fortunate to be in with the in crowd.

    Advice to Management

    Beef up staff development, ensure that every employee is treated as an employee of the organization. Researchers are employees too - and providing opportunites to grow - organizationally - in addition to opportunites to grow academically will push RAND from good to great. Provide opportunites to hear back from all employees about best practices, new fresh approaches to the business. Just saying 'my door is open' is sadly counterproductive to building dynamic employees.


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    Amazing - center of the policy research universe

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    Current Employee - Assistant Policy Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Policy Analyst in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at RAND

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is where it all happens. Truly interdisciplinary, prestigious institution.

    Cons

    You're responsible for finding funding to cover your time.


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