Support from management
Support varies per Field Supervisor, most are pretty accessible and helpful.
Every week there is a team conference call. Most Supervisors encourage FI's to glean from one another. Most FI's are usually willing to help each other.
Freedom to work independently
I worked alone.
Questions and concerns are generally addressed quickly by management.
There was a good gender mix in my training classes.
Attitude towards older colleagues
The average age of most Field Interviewers is 30+.
Overall compensation for your work
RTI pays its Field Interviewers better than many other research companies.
Office / Work Environment
Field Interviewers work remotely, you control your work environment.
A minimum of 20-25 hours per week is expected, but you set your own schedule on the whole.
RTI International has a good reputation.
There are longitudinal studies that are ongoing for decades. Other studies have set parameters. As long as you perform well enough, you will always have a job.
Working nights and weekends in various regions has its challenges. This is a niche job. People skills are very important. Moral depends largely on the Field Supervisors. Some FS's are micromanagers and others are too hands off. Most are just fine.
Inclusive / Diverse
My studies were staffed with a diverse body of Field Interviewers.
Suggestions for improvement
- Do not force Field Interviewers to return to homes where the Respondents have been hostile in their refusal to participate in a study. Be more understanding of safety issues in unsavory regions.
What I like about the company
I like the pay. I like the variety of studies. I like working with people from every walk of life.
What I dislike about the company
I dislike working with Field Supervisors who are micromanagers. It can be tough to conduct studies in inclement weather.