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RAND Engineering & Architecture Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  1. "Summer Inter"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RAND Engineering & Architecture as an intern

    Pros

    A great company that allows you to grow and learn. All employees are incredibly helpful and want to succeed as a team.

    Cons

    No cons. Just work hard.


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, pay, benefits, comfortable atmosphere

    Cons

    I genuinely don't have any.

  3. "Love It!"

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    Current Employee - Team Administrative
    Current Employee - Team Administrative
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RAND Engineering & Architecture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great office to work in. Employees are nice and helpful, family vibe. Marketing team and HR are always looking for ways to enhance work place.

    Cons

    A little behind the times with flex-time and telecommuting.


  4. "Team Admin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at RAND Engineering & Architecture full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love working at RAND simply because its like a second home. everyone is great

    Cons

    i wish they did more architectural work


  5. "Wonderful Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people at RAND are genuine, caring, really nice people to work with. They are always willing to help; the company culture is that of a family. Employees at RAND have a very good work/life balance.

    Cons

    The commute into NYC is often very long.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to start a career"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, family-like atmosphere. The president, if he likes you (or the person who referred you) will take you under his wing. Emphasis on work-life balance. Extremely well organized systems. Great salary jumps as you get experience and prove your work.

    Cons

    What kind of architecture/engineering firm doesn't use standardized specifications? CSI exists for a reason. The current system provides a lot of mediocre people with lots of work to do, which can't be transferred to any other company or job skill. Lots of friends/family members of current employees work here--which can be fun, but also leads to a lot of dysfunction. Very disorganized, indiscreet HR.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what other leaders in the industry have to say. It's a good company that could be better.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Quirky systems but great people doing quality work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Friendly Office, lots of peer and technical support, fun social events, pretty transparent management, very approachable management

    Cons

    Nepotistic, run like a family business which limits innovation, clings to some backwards, inefficient systems that slow down work, no path to ownership/partnership or profit sharing.

    Advice to Management

    Create some tiers in company roles like associate, or a partner track; allow for more critical input about how things are organized to allow innovation and adherance to evolving industry standards, encourage more professional development beyond Lunch and Learns.