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RTI International Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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RTI International President & CEO E. Wayne Holden
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  • A non profit so pay not excellent (in 15 reviews)

  • They talk a lot about work/life balance but they don't seem to mean it (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "International Development Group"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RTI International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable, good people, good environment.

    Cons

    Could be a bit slow at time, but that comes with size


  2. "Research biochemistry"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Chemist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Research Chemist in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous vacation package and academia atmosphere

    Cons

    Salary is less than median and grant based funding

  3. "Institutional Contactor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Holly Springs, NC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Holly Springs, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team group I worked with was very professional. They always make sure you have active projects if you were a good employed. I gained a lot of experience and they give you opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Pay sometimes changed depending on the project you were working for and it did not have 401K.


  4. "Great place to work, workderful benefits."

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    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    RTI was a great place to work and had wonderful benefits. I was promoted and given raises on a regular schedule. Management was fair. During my exit from the company the human resources department was extremely professional and helpful.

    Cons

    I was an offsite contractor and often felt disconnected from the company.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Research Education"

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay is relatively good for social science degree

    Cons

    In my department (EWD) new hires are fawned over, which is great when you are one.
    One established female manager waxes and wanes over impressions of employees and because she has a lot of influence, your success or reviews may fluctuate irrespective to your actual performance.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager - International Development"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RTI International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large company that is trying to grow and evolve. Improved family leave benefits this year. Good 401k contributions. Great staff and very smart people working across lots of interesting areas of social sciences. Open to telecommuting.

    Cons

    Very large company with broad mission that makes it difficult to define "who we are". Only 4 wks leave per year. Difficult to collaborate and move within the organization.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Working at RTI"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with. Great mentoring. Good benefits. RTI campus has free gym and a good cafeteria. Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Have to charge time to a specific project. If project ends you have to find another project to pick you up or you be forced to use your PTO to cover your salary and eventually will have to go from full-time to part-time until you find another project. This is done on your own with little help from you manager.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the charge code system

  8. "Economics research"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work/life balance, good mission, flexible

    Cons

    limited growth opportunities below PhD level

    Advice to Management

    Not all PhDs need to be managers


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Flexible work schedule with decent people"

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    Current Employee - Public Health Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Public Health Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and respectful colleagues
    Ability to work from home and flexible work schedule
    Management has shown that it is willing to listen and it can be responsive to employee concerns
    Interesting project work
    Offices in interesting places throughout the country and the world.

    Cons

    Lack of mentorship for younger staff.
    Bureaucratic structure limits creativity and incentives for good performance.
    Opportunities to advance and assume responsibility are limited unless you have a PhD.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on development of younger staff.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Bilingual Research Data Collection Interviewer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice environment with grow opportunity. Good company for recent graduates.

    Cons

    Too many rules, you can not use your cellphone in the floor.


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