Rincon Research Corporation Reviews

Updated Feb 27, 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Great company and area to work in

    Feb 27, 2021 - Advanced Engineer I in Tucson, AZ
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    Pros

    Unbeatable benefits and great people

    Cons

    Government security can be frustrating, like at any defense contractor

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Great benefits, flexible work environment

    Feb 26, 2021 - Advanced Engineer/Scientist in Tucson, AZ
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    Pros

    Excellent retirement and medical benefits, smart people, opportunity to work on a variety of projects

    Cons

    Remote work is difficult because of classified subject matter

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great people, fun projects.

    Dec 21, 2020 - Software Engineer in Tucson, AZ
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    Pros

    A lot of smart, friendly people here who are willing to teach. I learned a lot here. Work life balance is great, comp time is wonderful. Benefits are fantastic.

    Cons

    Can get stressful around holidays with end of year deadlines, but that's the case in a lot of places.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place for a career

    Jul 1, 2020 - Program Manager in Tucson, AZ
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    Pros

    Fantastic if you are fresh out of school or already established your career. They provide an environment that supports knowledge sharing and continuous growth. I have been in this industry for almost 40 years and have work with the most dedicated individuals around the world, but RRC has the most intelligent problem solvers I have ever had the privilege to know. Don't get me started on the benefits - they are off the chart good and will spoil you for any other company. If you are coming here straight from school or new to this industry, they have mentorship programs that will help open your eyes to opportunities. Supporting your employees and your company in good times is easy; supporting them in hard times takes tough decisions by leadership - Our leadership makes it look easy.

    Cons

    It can be a jump into the deep end of the pool. Don't worry, there are life guards.

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great benefits, not so great place to work

    Sep 15, 2020 - Information Systems Security Engineer in Tucson, AZ
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    Pros

    Medical benefits are pretty great

    Cons

    Pay They treat their support staff like expendable garbage. Engineers are allowed to berate, swear, and yell at support staff with no repercussions. If you're getting a job offer and you're trying to negotiate your poor salary offer with HR and you're surprised by how little they want you to work there, it only gets worse once you start working there. Absolutely no consequences or accountability for inappropriate behavior, lack of work, or knowing how to do your job (which could be a pro for some people).

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

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    Sep 16, 2020 - Researcher 
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    Pros

    Nice environment to work in.

    Cons

    Far from where I live.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Excellent company for engineers.

    Sep 20, 2019 - Advanced Engineer in Tucson, AZ
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    Pros

    Great benefits. Flexible hours. Freedom to work on many projects.

    Cons

    Can be a pain to work on secure government computer systems.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Rarefied Air

    Jun 9, 2016 - Advanced Engineer/Scientist in Tucson, AZ
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    Pros

    It's a challenge to accurately relate just how incredibly intelligent, competent, task-oriented, organized, and mature these folks are compared to 20 years of various experiences elsewhere. The company reputation is well-deserved. Employee-owned company environment matters, in a good way. Correspondingly good pay and excellent benefits. Projects are real, and often real-time. Loyal and supportive customers. Excellent processes and support team, especially considering security hurdles related to a lot of the work. Right now, three main locations to choose from: Tucson, Denver, and Chantilly. Company is very healthy with a great backlog, and many new exciting things in the pipeline. Meritocratic. Anyone who can step up to the plate is given responsibility, including younger engineers. Tucson has "reverse winter".

    Cons

    Some may not "get" the extremely flat organization and lack of excessive titles. May be why some have uncertainty about career paths. Some may be challenged by the interview process; you will be asked very specific technical questions! Tucson has "reverse winter".

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Smart people, hard problems, poor quality results

    Mar 30, 2014 - Scientist/Engineer in Tucson, AZ
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    Pros

    Compensation is 1st class. Good salary, great 401k matching, ESOP (essentially another retirement fund), great medical coverage. These are some of the smartest people I've worked with. But they also have very strong opinions and are difficult to convince that there is another way. I learned a lot about technical subjects (from peer knowledge and positive examples) and project development (mostly from shortcomings and negative examples).

    Cons

    There is very much a cowboy approach to development. A good candidate for the company mantra is "Smart people always will get the job done". While often the job gets done, it may be difficult to support/maintain or poor quality. Most work is very ad hoc and not planned or consistent. Many times I encountered unusual means of implementation because of a particular lead developers belief. Broad unfounded statements such as "I don't believe in comments" or "Databases are no good" were common and acceptable. It appears that management believes team work either happens or doesn't, and that very little can be done to help foster good collaboration. If it's not working move people around.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Hire great people, treat them well, and get out of their way

    Jul 29, 2013 - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Tucson, AZ
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    Pros

    - Company depends on good people making good decisions (instead of process) - Focus is on creating great solutions (instead of cutting costs) - Freedom and responsibility, even for entry-level engineers - Creativity encouraged (often required) - Solve challenging problems and deliver solutions that are used immediately - Small teams and short project timespans mean lots of opportunities to learn new things - Benefits are amazing (top-notch medical 100% covered for family, ESOP, comp time, many perks)

    Cons

    - Poor company communication - Some primary tools required for the job are industry-specific (e.g. X-MIDAS) - Sink-or-swim environment is not good for people who need a lot of direction

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