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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 (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great company to work for, Incredible people, fanstastic location

Cons

Yearly contract renewal on some projects means some uncertaintiy

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Not Enough Upward Mobility

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Reward hard working employees, don't ignore them.


  2. Helpful (1)

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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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