RAND
3.9 of 5 79 reviews
www.rand.org Santa Monica, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Great for gaining experience but not a career.

Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Santa Monica, CA

ProsFlexibility in working hours, telecommuting, interesting work, prestigious, high caliber of staff. Good benefits, excellent facilities, access to great lectures

Consif you don't have a PhD you are undervalued and underpaid. The RA position is a stepping stone (2 year max). If you want to get great experience before moving on with your education this is ideal.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more opportunities for RAs to develop into Project Associates. The Project Associates should be better paid and have more opportunities to lead their own projects.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I worked at RAND


    Pros: Incredible collaborative staff coupled with excellent policy and government resources make RAND a great place to work. … Cons: Toxic work environment at times. Politics among supervisors and across internal departments contribute to… Advice to Senior Management: A large organization that requires lots of stakeholder input for changes to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    RAND, an outstanding place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at RAND


    Pros: RAND is an outstanding work environment. For researchers, the access to information on an extraordinarily broad range of subject areas is probably without parallel.… Cons: Because RAND is a non-profit organization, it is not for people looking for high salary… Advice to Senior Management: Find ways to interact more informally with research and non-professional staff.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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