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Updated 30 September, 2018
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Pros
  • "Very pleasant work environment, passionate and brilliant people, incredibly flexible work life" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Really interesting work, projects that matter, really good culture" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "You have to find your own work (RAND's "internal labor market")" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Internal labor market is stressful; you need to be fully covered at all times, which can be difficult if you work on the domestic side" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work, but high pressure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RAND full-time

    Pros

    -very bright people
    -flat structure
    -excellent perks and prominent speakers
    -high profile work while maintaining research integrity

    Cons

    -salaries are low (at least at the Europe office)
    -except a lot of overtime


  2. "Great Support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RAND full-time

    Pros

    They have excellent training. The marketing materials and people are very capable.

    Cons

    The pay is very low.

  3. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RAND full-time

    Pros

    Innovative culture where ideas are encouraged. Not fearful of failure, just learn from what doesn't work. Work with very talented people.

    Cons

    Not many - work/life balance can be a bit challenging

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great culture. Perhaps consider Schuitema's Care and Growth Model to take the employee/employer relationship to the next level and improve employee engagement even more...


  4. "Line cook 2"

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    Current Employee - Line Cook II in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Line Cook II in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RAND full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Monday-Friday off weekends
    6:00 am-3:00pm
    Rand corporation is peaceful calm relaxing place to work. There is always work never a dull moment, but day goes by fast.

    Cons

    Haven’t found any yet but I just started working it’s only been a week will be updating in the future


  5. "An excellent place for junior researchers"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Policy Researcher in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Policy Researcher in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RAND (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - lots of flexibility
    - flat and friendly organization
    - opportunity to see project through from proposal to client briefing, even at a junior level

    Cons

    - no guaranteed work/coverage
    - slower process (publication reviews take longer than in other institutions, driven by quality assurance and peer review)

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to get enough different voices and listen to them. RAND is a unique place and there is a reason people do not like to leave!


  6. "Rand service provider"

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    Current Employee - Content HOS in Damascus (Syria)
    Current Employee - Content HOS in Damascus (Syria)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    highly creative & productive workplace with daily new ambition

    Cons

    usually bites bigger than it can chew, which stresses out the company staff in order to meet the expectation

    Advice to Management

    Stop reacting and start planning


  7. "Great people and company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RAND full-time

    Pros

    -Smartest and most diverse group of people you'll meet!
    -Very flexible in terms of leave, working from home, day-to-day schedule
    -Everyone is willing to help you

    Cons

    - You have to find your own work
    - Hierarchy structure is based on your education level

  8. "Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RAND full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Very easy going. Very flexible hours.

    Cons

    There isn't really room to grow your skills as a programmer.


  9. "Good People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RAND full-time

    Pros

    Academic setting - many inspiring and intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    Mixed hours as contract hire


  10. "Assisstant Policy Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RAND part-time

    Pros

    Amazing environment and colleagues; great office and collegial atmosphere; innovative leadership and communication.

    Cons

    Potential stress getting enough coverage


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