I have been working at RAND full-time (More than 5 years)
Amazing environment and truly smart and kind colleagues.
Housing and other living expenses may be prohibitive in the long run for people wanting to move to the Santa Monica headquarters.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at RAND in October 2016.
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.