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Riverside Research Institute Overview

New York, NY
501 to 1000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Riverside Research is a not-for-profit organization chartered to advance scientific research in the public interest and in support of the US government. As a premier not-for-profit research institution, we offer unique advantages to our customers and partners. We invest ... Read more

Mission: Riverside Research moves science from the laboratory to the field for the benefit of our nation. We build teams of recognized experts to deliver effective, efficient, high-value solutions and services to our sponsors.

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    Riverside Research Awarded $19.8M DIA NMO DCGS Contract | Riverside Research

    The $19.8-million contract was executed effective 24 August 2017 and includes a base year and four option years. Riverside Research was selected to provide DIA NMO oversight and technical expertise on DCGS development projects and advise on future activities in response to the DCGS Enterprise Focus Team's guidance.


    Riverside Research Board Welcomes New Trustee and Elects New Chairman

    WASHINGTON, DC - Riverside Research, a not-for-profit scientific research organization primarily supporting the Department of Defense (DOD) and Intelligence Community (IC), is honored to welcome Dr. Reginald "Reggie" Brothers to its Board of Trustees (BOT) and announce the election of new BOT Chairman, Mr. John Giering.

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Riverside Research Institute – Why Work For Us?


Riverside Research is an independent, not-for-profit organization chartered to advance scientific research in the public interest and in support of the United States government.

Our not-for-profit status allows us to be independent, unbiased, and unencumbered by short-term financial objectives. This long-term view also allows us to reinvest our earnings into the continuous development of our technical workforce and an open innovation approach to research.

Our open innovation R&D model encourages both internal and external collaboration to accelerate innovation, advance science, and expand market opportunities. With integrated, secure laboratories in Dayton, OH, Boston, MA, Washington, DC, and New York City, NY, our Open Innovation Center conducts independent and mission-focused research in critical technology areas delivering trusted solutions in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, Radar, Electromagnetics, Cyber, Biomedical Engineering, Optics, Plasma, and Radio Frequency Systems.


As a not-for-profit company, Riverside Research doesn't pay dividends to shareholders. Instead, annual profits are re-invested in independent research and development projects, community outreach initiatives, and employee benefits that exceed the industry average. Riverside Research also partners with local college and universities to facilitate workforce development through co-op and internship opportunities.

Our Benefits Include:

Medical Insurance

  • Riverside Research covers 80-85% of the cost
  • 3-tier benefit levels for every family Size
  • High quality BC/BS PPO and EPO plans

Dental Insurance

  • Riverside Research covers 85% of the cost
  • 3-tier benefit levels for every family Size
  • High quality BC/BS PPO plan

Vision Insurance

  • No cost to employee

Short Term Disability

  • Up to 25 weeks of salary continuation

Rest & Relaxation

  • Federal Holidays: 10 days/year
  • Paid Time Off: 15-25 days/year
  • Bereavement: 3 days

Retirement Income Plans

  • Employee-funded 403b plan
  • Company-funded defined contribution plan

Education Assistance

  • Up to $10K annual tuition reimbursement

Military Benefits

  • Up to 12 weeks annual paid leave
  • Military spouse employment

If you're looking for a stable company that offers many career advancement opportunities, Riverside Research is a career destination.

Riverside Research Institute Reviews

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    I have been working at Riverside Research Institute full-time (More than a year)


    Greatest work experience I've been exposed to. Wonderful management team has their employee's best interest at heart.

    - Superb Pay
    - Fantastic Benefits
    - Helped me achieve my graduate degree - considerable tuition paid
    - Bonuses for hard work and achievements is some of the best recognition one can get.


    - Transitioning into a higher paid position with a title to follow may not be achievable to most. Big stress on "may not". I'm just trying to find something relevant to the Cons box, currently this isn't a big deal to me.

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Riverside Research Institute Photos

Riverside Research Institute photo of: Dayton Office Company Picnic 2016 at Young's Jersey Dairy
Riverside Research Institute photo of: Riverside Research at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Career Fair
Riverside Research Institute photo of: Riverside Research co-sponsored WashingtonExec's Executive Mixer
Riverside Research Institute photo of: Dr. Steven Omick speaking about Riverside Research at the WashingtonExec Executive Mixer
Riverside Research Institute photo of: Team Wright-Patt Annual Award Winners
Riverside Research Institute photo of: New York Research Office summer picnic at Central Park
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Riverside Research Institute Interviews



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    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Riverside Research Institute in January 2015.


    Hiring process is extremely slow. HR is can't confirm an interview schedule. It has been rescheduled three times for an 20min interview. Not very professional interview and unsure contract before hiring

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