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Great institution filled with the best

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

I have been working at RAND full-time for more than a year

Pros

-Great work environment
-Highly intelligent colleagues
-Little stratification between staff, your opinion and ideas are listened to
-The RAND name
-Great networking
-Opportunities to work with some of the best in your area of interest

Cons

-Time coverage system (don't know of a better way)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great history, rocky future.

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    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at RAND full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you have a strong research portfolio, or are a programmer interested in policy research, you'll have opportunities. Administration is an afterthought.

    Cons

    Administration is not highly valued. Career growth in this flat organization is difficult for administrative positions. If you're not interested in increasing responsibility and just want to stay where you are, this can be OK.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Every project micro-managed and URGENT.

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

    I worked at RAND full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Prestigious place to work; while the work force comes across as intelligent however with the intelligence everyone seems to think they can do what you're doing "better"

    Cons

    Very poor computer system with a very slow server. All IT systems seem to have issues that you wouldn't think would exist at this type of organization. Every work task seems to be overdue, and no time to double check work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Say what you mean, not what you think others want to hear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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