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Rincon Research Corporation Reviews

Updated December 14, 2016
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  1. "Fantastic Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer/Scientist II in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer/Scientist II in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rincon Research Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are so many pros to working at Rincon, its hard to keep track of all of them. Here are a few that come to mind first though:
    - interesting projects to work on
    - competitive salaries
    - excellent benefits (especially medical)
    - fairly flexible schedule
    - very competent coworkers

    Cons

    Honestly can't really think of any

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


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    "Rarefied Air"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Engineer/Scientist in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Advanced Engineer/Scientist in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rincon Research Corporation full-time

    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".

    Advice to Management

    Keep the quality. Maximize and emphasize opportunities and resources for personal growth for all.


  3. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Intern in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The philosophy behind rincon is to let smart people be smart. This can lead to a "push you off a cliff and expect you to fly" moment, but they won't hold you back. From what I hear, the benefits are awesome, overall there is a friendly, cooperative atmosphere. No dress code.

    Cons

    Tucson is really hot in the summer, so if the heat bothers you, that could be a problem. Management stays out of your way, sometimes to the point that they don't communicate project objectives very clearly. No dress code.

    Advice to Management

    (For the internship program) Sometimes project objectives can be a bit unclear, which can lead the interns down a rabbit hole. The project assigned to us was a bit out of our depth.


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  5. "Would Recommend!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly work environment
    Great compensation
    Really cares about their employees

    Cons

    Lots of meetings
    Not too much else was big in my mind. It would have been nice to have had more company get-togethers, but I probably wasnt there long enough to get a good feel of the culture.


  6. "Great Job, independent problem solving"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist/Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Scientist/Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends

    I have been working at Rincon Research Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Rincon Research has so far been an excellent place to work. All my coworkers have been great people. I have interesting work to do, and enough time to be creative.

    Cons

    At times, I feel like I could be more productive with a bit more guidance from management. Though there are benefits of independence.


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    "A Company Dedicated to Its Employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Advanced Engineer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rincon Research Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about Rincon is its loyalty to its employees. Rincon doesn't go through the big-company, contract-based hires and layoffs.

    There are plenty of technical challenges to go around and lots of smart people to learn from.

    The benefits are great, including healthcare, dental, 401k, ESOP, PPTO, Holidays, etc. (As an explanation of another comment), when New Years is on a weekend, you get a floating holiday to use at your discretion. There are flexible work hours and no use-it-or-lose it compensatory time or PPTO. Comp time accrues immediately, not after eight hours over time.

    Cons

    There could be better structure in management, but there's always a tradeoff. I prefer technically-savvy management over management who knows nothing about what I do, even if the management isn't perfect.


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    "Internship"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Intern in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers
    Excellent mentors.
    An environment built for learning
    Provides a broad overview of what it's like to be an engineer
    Encourages a creative atmosphere

    Cons

    The work is very independent and an intern must be able to find work if there are no active assignments. The plus side is that this does give the intern the ability to get creative and find ways to improve existing processes within the company.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Fantastic Benefits - Intelligent Team - Great Future"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Highly-motivated, hard-working, intelligent coworkers - challenges me to do my best and learn from the best every day
    * Awesome benefits - think free insurance(!); Retirement plans - 401k and ESOP; Paid time off; Holidays paid - week off between Christmas and New Year's
    * Competitive wages
    * Small company - Employee-Owned - not a lot of red tape to get thru
    * Opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    * Not many documented processes (this can be seen as a 'Pro' to a lot) - small company
    * Lack of dress code (again could be seen as positive) creates a somewhat less than professional feel at times

    Advice to Management

    :) Keep it up!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Member Technical Staff"

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

    I have been working at Rincon Research Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Interesting projects
    Intelligent co-workers
    Casual environment
    Good benefits
    Stable company

    Cons

    Modest pay and raises
    Not much training or mentoring
    Unclear how to advance

    Advice to Management

    It's understandable that management has been trying to get rates down to be competitive. There are many very bright people at Rincon and the government used to understand that for stellar work you have to pay a little more. But recently they've seemed to have forgotten that and are of the mind that all contracts should cost the same, regardless of the difficulty of the task. After a few years of reducing overhead it's about time that Rincon make raises and salaries more commensurate with the type of talent they want to attract and retain. They are aware of this problem and working on it.

    One benefit of working here is you can stay technical in your career. However there is often a lack of mentoring and training if you wish to take on more technical lead or management roles. As the company grows a little more structure might be in order.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Rincon is a decent place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Engineer/Scientist-1
    Current Employee - Advanced Engineer/Scientist-1
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rincon Research Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid, stable company with a good back log of work. Good life/work balance. Some interesting projects, typically short duration (~1 year). Lots of very intelligent people with a variety of skills to work with and learn from.

    Cons

    Sometimes you get stuck on a project because you are a warm body, even though you have no particular interest or skill. Low raises, the company is constantly harping on lowering overhead.



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