There are newer employer reviews for RAND

 

Smart people, great work

Current Employee - Senior Operations Researcher  in  Santa Monica, CA
Current Employee - Senior Operations Researcher in Santa Monica, CA

I have been working at RAND full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Great company to work for, Incredible people, fanstastic location

Cons

Yearly contract renewal on some projects means some uncertaintiy

88 Other Employee Reviews for RAND (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not Enough Upward Mobility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Ops Specialist  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Computer Ops Specialist in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at RAND full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Relaxed Environment, Good Benefits, By the beach.

    Cons

    People come here and get stuck, people rarely speak to each other, there is no upward mobility, bad communication, the rest of the company is at the helm of the researchers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward hard working employees, don't ignore them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Some good, some bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RAND full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting work, nice offices, strong reputation, culture of excellence.

    Cons

    Virtually no career path in most roles. People are actually discouraged from trying to move up. You may need to leave in order to grow professionally.
    Lots of internal competition among colleagues and peers.
    Minimal access to professional development training.
    Financial stress on many projects, leading people to sometimes work long hours without corresponding pay.
    Little racial and ethnic diversity.
    The recent reorganization was poorly executed, and some of the leadership is not competent to handle their new responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to look at the ways in which the reorganization isn't working and don't wait five or ten years to fix it.

    Allow people to grow professionally within the company so you can avoid some of the stagnation that has been going on for some time.

    Provide more support for developing new work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for RAND

Worked for RAND? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.