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Good place to work with smart, interesting people. However, working in a satellite office can be isolating.

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Current Employee - Economist in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Economist in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at RTI International full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Competitive salary and benefits. Good people to work with.

Cons

Working in a satellite office can be isolating.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve the satellite office environment.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    An interesting place to work, I learned a lot, but the changes that are happening didn't entice me to stay

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Scientist in Durham, NC

    I worked at RTI International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Laid back working environment, academic in style
    - Very friendly coworkers
    - Opportunity to learn new skills
    - Good amount of PTO (vaca and sick time is combined)
    - Company sponsored 401K contributes 10% of salary after one year
    - Annual Employee Appreciation Day (used to be hot food, now it's sandwiches)

    Cons

    - Poor management, no "atta boys" AT ALL. This may vary by department/manager
    - Project priorities rarely made clear by management
    - Management is very top heavy
    - Pay is WELL under market value
    - Annual raises in 2010, 2011, 2012 were 1%-3%, no bonus pay
    - Benefit premiums increase every year, STD and LTD salary % went down each year (now 60%)
    - Company used to pay employees when they closed for inclement weather. Now you have to use your PTO to cover your time out - even though you can't report for work
    - No real opportunity for growth or promotion if you have a BA/BS. Management will tell you there is, but when the rubber meets the road, you're stuck where you got hired
    - Perks such as Ice cream days and catered socials are few and far between now, contributing to lowered morale
    - Very clear distinction between the value of PhD employees and those with lesser degrees
    - Every minute of your day is charged to either projects or overhead, and it's your responsibility that you don't use too much OH
    - OVERALL - a company that in the 80' and 90's had a wonderful reputation for work/life flexibility, great benefits, good salaries, opps for promotions, lots of perks, has changed dramatically and is no longer the coveted company it once was

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wouldn't know where to begin, except to say they need to clean house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    False Sense of Security

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    Former Employee - More Talented Than What Title They Gave Me in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - More Talented Than What Title They Gave Me in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at RTI International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They gave a meager raise every year.

    Cons

    You are only as good as your last kiss-up job to the manager within PSG.
    Unnecessary merger that caused good talented people their jobs in 2010.
    Left with people PSG manager liked and spoke up for during the lay-off candidacy process. Blocked people from coming back as a permanent employees when applying back with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Next time when you think about acquiring a company to merge with your department and you don't have enough projects/proposals granted or enough work coming in...ask a middle school drop-out if this is a good idea!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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