What is it like to work at RAND Corporation?

4.0Work/Life Balance
3.9Compensation/Benefits
3.2Job Security/Advancement
3.3Management
3.7Culture
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Intellectual/Personal Freedom; Management Disorder
Written by Behavioral & Social Scientist, Full (Current Employee) from Arlington, VA on July 13, 2018
Researchers have complete freedom at RAND to find interesting work: either through internal labor market for existing projects, or entrepreneurially through your own sponsor contacts/grants. It's a kind of sink or swim freedom, and acts as a screener: if you can't find work, eventually you will be out the door.

Complete freedom day to day, with - more... very little management structure. Work from home of the office, take time off as needed or work until midnight--it's about getting the work done. But that also means a lack of coordination across the enterprise, or within the research units (Army ... - less
ProsFreedom, Intellectually Challenging
ConsSink or Swim, No Real Management
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