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Flexible work place, variety of work, but commitment to quality is uneven and stress is high

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Current Employee - Cost Analyst
Current Employee - Cost Analyst

I have been working at RAND full-time

Pros

Researchers can choose their own schedule and work from home when appropriate. Feel like you can make a difference in government policy. Interesting challenges and the opportunity to work with people with a wide range of skills.

Cons

Easy to be overworked. High overhead results in projects that are underfunded for what they do. Many principal investigators are poor managers and that makes it hard to provide concise timely work. Reviews process does not allow for project members to give feedback on project leaders. Who to talk to about problems is not very clear. Can feel like you are punished for speaking out about quality concerns.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company with freedom to create your own blend of research projects and collaborate across disciplines.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at RAND as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    RAND has a very collegial atmosphere, with many opportunities to work on diverse projects and build your own research path as you meet other professionals from a wide array of disciplines, all working in the same building.

    Cons

    The main hub in Santa Monica is a great office, but the cost of living and traffic are worth considering if seeking a job there.

    Recommends
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for Researchers, not so much for support staff

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Arlington, VA

    I worked at RAND full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, 4 weeks vacation, 1 week sick, 3 emergency days

    Cons

    Support Staff over-worked, 20 researcher to one AA

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your support staff, they keep your researchers going.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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