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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.

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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
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    It was a wonderful experience

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    Former Employee - Head of Spray Operators  in  Oyugis (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Head of Spray Operators in Oyugis (Kenya)

    I worked at RTI International part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to do a serious field work and meet several people

    Cons

    The work is tiring and needs a lot of commitment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
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