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Rti International experience report

  • 16.May 2018
  • Employee

RTI Field Interviewer

4.73

Support from management

Support varies per Field Supervisor, most are pretty accessible and helpful.

Teamwork

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.

Internal Communication

Questions and concerns are generally addressed quickly by management.

Gender Equality

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.

Work-Life Balance

A minimum of 20-25 hours per week is expected, but you set your own schedule on the whole.

Company Image

RTI International has a good reputation.

Job Security

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.

Challenging Work

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.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered
  • Company
    Rti International
  • City
    Durham
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified
  • Department
    Research/development