At RSG, 94 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 81 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.24. It was published on Dec 7, 2017. 7787 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
Management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulders.
Management recognizes honest mistakes as part of doing business.

What They Do

We asked RSG to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

At RSG, we creatively apply state-of-the-art data analytics to transportation planning, market strategy, and environmental management—helping organizations make critical decisions with confidence. We are rooted in academic rigor and inspired by employee ownership. 

About this Company

Website: Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: White River Junction, Vermont, 05001 US Sites: 8
Major Locations: Burlington, Vermont, 05401; Chicago, Illinois, 60601; Arlington, Virginia, 22201; Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101; San Diego, California, 92101; Portland, Oregon, 97201; Evansville, Indiana, 47714 US Employees: 106
US Revenues: $18 million Worldwide Revenues: $18 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1986

RSG has been awarded:

Best Workplaces for Millennials 2016 (ranked 79)

RSGers on the job - seriously

Perks and Programs

We asked RSG to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Employee Ownership: RSG is 100% employee-owned (as an ESOP) which means each employee has a voice and a stake in the company's success. Each year RSG distributes shares of the company to each employee. Vesting increases each year until the employee becomes fully vested after 6 years.
  • Lunch Seminar: RSG hosts weekly seminars which include a free lunch and opportunities to socialize with colleagues and share information. Presentation and discussion topics may be a business update, a spotlight on a particular project, thoughts on a specific topic, or a talk from an outside speaker.
  • Informal Offices: No stiff dress code and fancy talk around here. RSG's offices are relaxed including casual dress, open doors and dogs (where possible).
  • Flexible Hours & Locations: RSGers are smart and responsible. It is expected that colleagues will get the job done and get it done right, so they can work when and where is most productive. RSG provides the resources to do it like VPN, laptops, and onsite showers.
  • Community Involvement: RSG enables its employees to dedicate time and money to improve our communities. Each employee is given eight hours every year to volunteer in their community. RSG organizes events such as food bank outings, holiday helpers, home building, charity race volunteering and other events where employees can work together to support their communities. In addition, employees vote on which community organizations receive funds from RSGs corporate giving pool.
  • Paid Time Off: Our time-off policy is generous and flexible so that employees actually use their earned time off. RSG’s policy includes: • Pooled PTO which includes time-off formerly categorized as vacation, holiday and personal • Paid professional development time • Paid community volunteer time • 4-week paid parental leave
  • Commuter Benefits: Having a short and enjoyable trip to work not only benefits the commuter, but also the environment. RSG seeks to improve RSGers’ commute to work with the following benefits: • Offices are located in downtowns with access to public transportation • Showers are available in most offices which encourage biking, running, walking to work • Flex schedules allow RSGers to work from home, when applicable • Vehicle reimbursement allowances toward a high mileage vehicle are offered to encourage ownership of fuel efficient vehicles • Down payment benefit is offered to new homeowners who purchase a home close to work (or will commute or who commits to commute to the office via transit or carpool) • Cash parking buyouts encourage non-SOV commuting
  • Party Time: We love the work we do, but we like to kick up our heels a bit, too. RSG hosts both a summer party and a holiday party at each office. In addition, RSG hosts Thursday Afternoon Gatherings (TAGs) for all employees and Associate Nights for junior staff. We recently celebrated our 30th anniversary with simultaneous parties in each of our offices.
  • RSG Snack Stash: Each office is equipped with a “snack stash” which includes a variety of healthy and indulgent snacks for hungry colleagues.


$50,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Accounting Assistant $83,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Consultant
4% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 5% of salary80% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for 95)
80% Company-paid health coverage for dependents (for 95) 75% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $10,000 Average Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
RSG Bowling Party


23 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 5 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
5 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment 23 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (90% use it)
  • Telecommute option (90% use it)
  • Onsite Amenities (Each RSG office has a snack stash stocked with healthy yummy snacks; some offices have fruit deliveries as well. We offer lunch during our weekly company-wide Seminar. Depending on the building, some offices have onsite showers and fitness facilities.)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 20 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take20 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
20 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*20 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
20 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

8 hours Paid time off to volunteer $28,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
Environmental Stewardship Chair Leads environmental impact team Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Recruiter oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • 12 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

RSGers taking a break from planting trees


RSGers volunteering at a food bank

How to Get Hired

We asked RSG for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

You are comfortable working with data and thinking conceptually. You have an understanding of the theory related to your specific discipline and are able to apply that theory practically and creatively to expand the application of theory beyond conventional applications. You demonstrate and innate curiosity that permeates aspects of your life beyond the classroom You are enthusiastic, hard-working and a good communicator You possess and inner urgency. You are not content to follow the status quo. You have demonstrated the drive to continually push yourself towards greater understanding an innovation.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Write a thoughtful, concise cover letter that demonstrates your interest in a specific position and RSG. Use the entire application to demonstrate your fit for the position. We are looking for intellectually curious individuals that are passionate about learning and innovating in our areas of expertise. Don’t tell us you are quick learner, show us how you have developed your own skills knowledge and abilities.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We will be focused on hiring entry-level to mid-level data analyst candidates. People with a strong quantitative abilities and an interest in data science.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

To learn more about RSG, candidates should consider:   > Reviewing the RSG website (   > Talking to us at events we attend ( or through organizations in which we participate (   > Following RSG on social media, including Linkedln (, Twitter (@RSG_inc), and Facebook ( nc). To get an application process started for a specific position or general employment at RSG, apply at 

hiring Outlook

15 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year -3% Job Growth
330 Average applicants per opening 6,925 Total job applicants
9% Openings filled by current employees 8 Recent graduates hired
13% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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