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Santa Monica, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1948
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Business Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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When it comes to think tanks, RAND might be the brainiest. Founded in 1948, RAND Corporation is one of the leading public policy research institutions in the US, offering analysis and research in such areas as education, health care, national security, science and technology ... Read more

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Santa Monica, CA
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    Amazing environment and truly smart and kind colleagues.

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    Housing and other living expenses may be prohibitive in the long run for people wanting to move to the Santa Monica headquarters.

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RAND Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at RAND in October 2016.

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    I applied for the position online, and received a call/phone screening from the Operations Manager the next day. The call was very casual and its purpose seemed mainly to confirm my interest/compatibility with the position. I was then requested to complete a skills exam, which tested clerical proofreading and familiarity with several Microsoft Office programs. After passing these I was offered a phone interview, which consisted of two 30-minute interviews, and was conducted about a week after my initial application. The final stages involved two 30-minute in-person interviews, and a background/reference check. I was offered the position about three weeks after submitting my application.

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RAND Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Washingtonian, 2015
  • Top Workplaces -- Small, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2014
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