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Excellent Administrative Support

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at RTI International as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

Their goals and activities are very positive. They try hard to make a difference. I would work for them again. Working for them was a magnificent adventure.

Cons

Working at a distance from the central office created minor problems.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Disappointing at bachelors level

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RTI International full-time

    Pros

    Get to work with some legitimately smart people. Working remotely is a possibility. Starting salary is ok for this type of position. Might be a good experience for certain graduate school fields.

    Cons

    No opportunity for career advancement for bachelors level employees. It is a total degree-tocracy. PhD and masters employees will spend no time attempting to mentor or develop bachelors workers. This is due to the fact that all time worked must be charged to a project or overhead account. Managers can be particularly parsimonious with this money. Pay raises are small, and non-existent in some cases. Employees are expected to be driven by love of research, not the possibility of any financial reward. Large amount of work is done over the phone and email with rare opportunities to interact with other employees in person. This created numerous communication and morale problems. Revenue is almost entirely from the federal government. Business is dependent on the fiscal whims of Congress. Bachelors employees are often assigned more menial and time intensive tasks because they are cheaper. Actual research opportunities can be varied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on making sure your bachelors level workers are developing properly. Be more open to allowing employees to interact and not worry about charging time. Seek other revenue sources despite the federal government. Offer better pay raises for better employees and those in programs that win more money. Cut out wasteful expenses like random flat screens and needless software.

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

    Good company, but low turnover, low growth and internal politics stifle advancement

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    Former Employee - Web Developer
    Former Employee - Web Developer

    I worked at RTI International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    stable company,
    chance to work on important research,
    good people,
    beautiful campus

    Cons

    low salary,
    limited advancement opportunities,
    government bureaucracy/regulations lead to some zany policies,
    some projects should be canceled because they are wasting tax money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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