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"Highly Challenging But Rewarding"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate Behavioral/Social Scientist in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Associate Behavioral/Social Scientist in Arlington, VA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at RAND full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Wide variety of research projects; work with smart people; flat hierarchy; broad freedom and no micromanagement (almost no management at all). Really like the autonomy to get stuff done--as long as the job is about results, and I can skin the cat my way, I'll stay here.

Cons

High pressure; have to find work internally or bring in work; co-workers have very broad range of social skills; it's sink or swim.

Advice to Management

So far I'm pretty happy here, but I'm also finding it easy to find work and make connections. I wonder if there are people who, with a little help and scaffolding, could be more succesful.

Other Employee Reviews for RAND

  1. Helpful (1)

    "RAND is a great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RAND full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    RAND is a stimulating environment to work in. There are a lot of very intelligent people working here who do research and make a positive difference in the world.
    Benefits at RAND are great.
    A new CIO started a little over a year ago who is making a very positive difference in the IS department. He is putting processes and procedures in place and setting high standards. He has an open door policies and listens to his staff. It will take a little time, but he will make the IS group much stronger and able to meet the needs of their customers.

    Cons

    A lot of RAND employees have been there a very long time which can be good and bad. Sometimes you need some "new blood" to move things forward.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great at the beginning..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RAND full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free parking in santa monica, great people, it's RAND, and fantastic benefits.

    Cons

    No career mobility, high stress.


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