RTI International

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Meaningful work supporting a company dedicated to improving the human condition. Sounds hokey, but true. :)

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Current Employee - Systems Administrator III in Durham, NC
Current Employee - Systems Administrator III in Durham, NC

I have been working at RTI International full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Smartest people I have ever worked with. Longevity is valued. Most people I work with have been at RTI for 5-20 years.

Cons

Bureaucracy has grown a bit in the past few years. We seem to becoming a bit top-heavy management-wise. This could just be cyclical though.

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Can be pretty unpleasant at BA level.

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Durham, NC

    I have been working at RTI International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good pay for what you do. Good benefits. Not expected (at BA level) to work over 40 hours per week (see one exception in Cons). Nice campus. Lots of little perks.

    Cons

    Lack of investment in "junior staff". Lack of respect for non-graduate degree holders -- see previous sentence. Can be very difficult to manage workload unless you have one primary supervisor. I have several supervisors and all expect you to drop everything to address their needs. Staff is expected to donate time for staff meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out the free food and needless perks and incentivize staff with bonus vacation time or just a regular bonus. I also feel we spend entirely too much money on landscaping and silly flat screens that no one watches. Keep in mind that staff see these things in combination with lay-offs, restrictions on charging for meetings, TERRIBLE raises, etc and it can be very hard to swallow at times.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    RTI can offer a great work experience, depending on your position and your manager.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at RTI International

    Pros

    Mission is to improve the human condition.
    Research capabilities - strong
    Financially strong
    Beautiful campus

    Cons

    Systems are not integrated - difficult to gain information.
    Depending on your position, difficult to maintain work/life balance.

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    No opinion of CEO
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