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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 for more than 5 years

Pros

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

Cons

Pressure to get funding, some people very tough

Recommends
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
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