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RTI International Reviews

Updated March 22, 2019
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RTI International President & CEO E. Wayne Holden
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Pros
  • "Coworkers are very supportive, work/life balance and benefits are great, good entry-level job" (in 45 reviews)

  • "Many staff are truly dedicated to RTI's goal of improving the human condition" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance can be a challenge" (in 13 reviews)

  • "A little odd for a non profit, don't you think" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "No complaints"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Engineer in Durham, NC
    Recommends

    I worked at RTI International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The RTP site was a great place to work. It's a beautiful campus and my supervisors were all great to work with.

    Cons

    I didn't have any negative experiences to speak of


  2. "A Great Position I Never Knew Existed"

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    Current Employee - Field Interviewer in Lakewood, CO
    Current Employee - Field Interviewer in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RTI International part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Incredibly thorough and we'll laid out training. Great Pay. Creativity and tenacity are key. Independence with help a phone call away. Interaction with all types of people in all types of environments.

    Cons

    Can get manotanos at the end of the quarter.

    Advice to Management

    Please be encouraging and frequent with your communication to FIs. They are out there alone with no way to gauge their success or failure.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great work/life balance."

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst III
    Current Employee - Research Analyst III

    I have been working at RTI International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    RTI has really great work/life balance and the benefits are pretty good. I get to work on a lot of different projects.

    Cons

    If you are in one of the regional offices and not on the RTP campus, it can feel like you are an after thought. There are a lot more activities and opportunities to network and grow.

    There is also a lack of collaboration across divisions and centers.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Heading in the wrong direction"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RTI International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus
    Employee wellness and recreation

    Cons

    Wasteful spending by ELT and senior management.
    Political climate.


  5. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Specialist in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Specialist in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RTI International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, they work hard to provide work/life balance, positive environment

    Cons

    Tough to get large pay increases even with position changes, job descriptions can be unclear and seem to constantly shift


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Diverse but less pay"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow

    I have been working at RTI International full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, flexible, dynamic, good benefits

    Cons

    Low payscale, forced to take PTO for inclement weather, not good access to scientific journals


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RTI International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Loved my coworkers

    Cons

    It's all about the bottom line, not so much about the research. All that matters is getting published.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Work long hard hours and get laid off"

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    Former Employee - Field Interviewer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Field Interviewer in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RTI International part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is ok, work independently

    Cons

    They really don't care that you have a life.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Public Health Analyst
    Former Employee - Public Health Analyst
    Recommends

    I worked at RTI International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn
    Fast paced and passion-driven

    Cons

    Could do more to connect with offices outside Durham and DC


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RTI International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding company culture. Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Advancement without a PhD is difficult