Rand Group

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If Rand Group isn't your goal in life, you won't fit in

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

I have been working at Rand Group full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The people you work with are wonderful, hardworking people, if they don't quit or get fired. Benefits are standard. Free Starbucks coffee.

Cons

CEO has a huge ego. His word is law. Upper management show very little respect for employees. If any one of them don't like you, you are fired. Managers are too busy and never have time to guide you. Depending on your position, you will be given an overwhelming amount of work and are expected to put in a lot of overtime, sometimes with short or no notice. Overtime is a metric on employee reviews. Unless you have been at the company for a long time, your work and effort go unrecognized.

There is no team environment. If you are hired straight out of college, you are thrown in and it is "sink or swim." Many use exam dumps to get certified. College hires do not know any better and the company makes them think that this is how it is and you'll never find a better company. A lot of experienced hires will quit pretty quickly, if they are not fired for disagreeing with upper management. Very high turnover.

Employees are asked to write reviews and give testimonials about how great the company is, but they are forced to lie. Read positive reviews with a grain of salt.

Projects are undersold and lack direction, putting the pressure on employees to put in overtime without compensation. They only care about the money. You have to make this company your life goal if you want to succeed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on your employees and quality. Put processes in place for impartial decisions to be made. Allow your managers to make decisions.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Rand Group Response

Jul 29, 2014CEO

Thank you for sharing your experience. We work very hard to create a work environment where individuals can be successful and reach their full potential. I would like to offer you an opportunity to ... More

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I've been with Rand almost five years, moving up through the ranks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Rand Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Never boring
    - Little to no travel
    - Always opportunities to learn something new
    - Challenging assignments

    Cons

    - Depending on the project, could mean long hours, but the benefits are great.
    - No others to mention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Would love access to gym equipment or membership allowance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunity for Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Rand Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is given opportunities for growth and you will work with the smartest professionals in the industry. You are rewarded for your hard work and given paid training opportunities. You will be part of a team who cares both professionally and personally about YOU!

    Cons

    The work hours are long, but you will find it very rewarding. Rand Group promotes within and you will be given a career path to guide you along the way. Travel is limited. If you love to travel, Rand Group may not be the place for you. No matter which team you are on, you are expected to make a contribution. This will give you visibility to the entire team. You are expected to work independently and well as collaborate in a team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In the past the work life balance has been an area for improvement. If is great to see the executive team making this area a priority for improvement. I love the community benefits offered as well as the social events for us to bond as a team making Rand Group a great place to work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Rand Group Response

    Jul 7, 2014Director of Marketing

    We're lucky to have team members like you. Thank you for your feedback!

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