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- "Benefits are good and the work schedule is more flexible than most." (in 110 reviews)
- "The people here are great and I hope to retire from here like so many others have done." (in 85 reviews)
- "great work/life balance available to employees" (in 47 reviews)
- "Pay was good and on time every week." (in 44 reviews)
- "Most colleagues are great people." (in 32 reviews)
- "An example of how poor management leads to discrepancies." (in 34 reviews)
- "The salary is low." (in 21 reviews)
- "Manager is bad and doesn’t care" (in 18 reviews)
- "Upper management is absent" (in 12 reviews)
- "Senior leadership lacks knowledge and experiences to lead teams — overworks middle managers and takes credit for staff successes." (in 12 reviews)
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- 5.0Sep 23, 2019Research ScientistCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Strong commitment to employee retention. Great transparency by leadership. Strong support for flexibility and work/life balance. Paid parental leave. Beautiful campus and commitment to keeping the workplace an attractive place to work.
Middle of the road compensation and benefits.
- 3.0May 23, 2016Systems EngineerCurrent Contractor, less than 1 yearCary, NC
The people are really nice. There is a great deal of flexibility with hours and working from home. At least as a contractor, the pay is excellent. I hear the benefits are great.
In IT, there are only 1 or 2 SME's per silo. They will not hesitate to call you on your day off or on your family vacation to Disney. They talk a lot about work/life balance but they don't seem to mean it.1
- 4.0Oct 9, 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Good work and life balance
Due to non-profit status, no budget for birthdays, funeral expenses. Manager must spend their own.
- 4.0Jan 4, 2017Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Job Stability and incredible work/life balance. Good compensation and excellent benefits
Older company set in its' ways. Cliquish. Not a lot of work so what's available is fought over so that you can appear productive.1
- 5.0Oct 14, 2019Manager, Core InfrastructureCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsResearch Triangle Park, NC
A great company to work for with many evolving opportunities in the IT roles.
The push for work/life balance is in full effect here but very difficult to achieve in the IT roles.
- 4.0Jan 14, 2014Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsDurham, NC
The diverse areas of research can keep the job very interesting. There are many progressive initiatives with respect to the employee and accommodating the Work / Life balance. Their benefits and compensation were very good.
Even though they are a not-for-profit organization, research and innovation is driven by profitability which tends to curb the potential for innovation. It is a very top heavy organization which introduces challenges to stay cost competitive on project proposals. Amount of government funded work makes them vulnerable in the current economy.
- 4.0Sep 25, 2019AssociateCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearNew Delhi
I have been working with RTI since a year, its been a good year! a)The leaders are very supportive and allows you to grow and explore on your own. b) The seniors allow you to explore career opportunities by working in different team and different projects. c) The structure are defined in terms to grade and everyone is taken care of in terms of appraisal and moving to next grade d) Blessed with a senior who make sure that the work life balance is maintained in the team.
If you are not some one who enjoys fast paced startup culture, this is not a place for you.
- 3.0Sep 13, 2015Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsResearch Triangle Park, NC
Most of the people at RTI are very respectful, open-minded, and supportive of one another. A lot of people stay for decades because the work is dynamic and interesting for most staff. I was lucky enough to have a very supportive and work/life balance-aware manager, but this seems to vary widely among departments. Medical benefits are very good for the cost to employees. Annual percentage-based raises seem consistently given from year to year. Many projects have a positive impact on society. RTP headquarters has some nice facilities.
Many salaries are lower than for-profit equivalents, even though RTI is a large corporate-style environment. Some of the staff who have stayed for decades are not challenged to fully engage in innovative technical work or leadership (to be fair, many do a great job of this). Untrained staff in upper-mid career stages are pushed into project management with paltry training, much less than they need to avoid stressful situations and manage client expectations properly. Inconsistent culture across the institute leads to poor communication and collaboration between departments. Time accounting policy hamstrings staff into the daily grind and inhibits spontaneity, especially among younger staff who are pressured to spend as much time as possible on sold projects. This makes the culture dominated by older staff, who are worn out by the demands of juggling staff management, project management, technical leadership, hiring and trying to stand out. The executive staff do not make enough effort to meet and listen to junior or mid level staff, making those on the front lines feel disconnected from the corporate core. Very little diversity among senior leadership and the RTI board of governors. Efforts to improve communication and collaboration across the institute feel awkward and inconclusive, but this is likely due to their infancy. More efforts should be made to fuel passion among technical staff for positively affecting the world through RTI's contracts, and encourage deep business-level knowledge at all levels. Some clients are extremely demanding yet waste immense amounts of resources, but are lucrative to RTI for this very reason...RTI sells labor, so difficult clients with deep pockets cause a lot of stress for years.8
- 3.0Aug 27, 2008Research AnalystCurrent EmployeeResearch Triangle Park, NC
RTI allows staff to have a great work life balance and the ability to telecommute and have a flexible schedule are definite pluses! The staff are truly dedicated to their work, some of the smartest people you could ever meet work here and you can learn much from these individuals.
The communication among the divisions is atrocious. If you like working in an environment where you are constantly reinventing the wheel this is the place for you. The organization has it's hands in so many pots it is difficult to find any synergy across the entire organization. This company is mostly if not totally government work.1
- 4.0Feb 18, 2021Research Public Health Analyst IICurrent Employee, more than 1 yearWaltham, MA
good work and life balance
many works are repetitions, at least in my division