Culture and Benefits

NORC offers a dynamic, rewarding work environment.

A Culture of Excellence, Innovation, and Collegiality

Since its inception, NORC has conducted groundbreaking studies, created innovative research tools and methodologies, and advanced principles of scientific integrity and collaboration. Today, government, corporate, and nonprofit clients around the world partner with NORC to transform increasingly complex information into useful knowledge.

We maintain primary offices in Chicago and the DC Metro area and multiple regional offices across the country. The NORC community consists of cross-departmental teams of researchers, statisticians, data scientists, survey methodologists, information designers, IT specialists, financial analysts, and other professionals, all working together to ensure we gather the most reliable data and extract the most meaningful insights.

No matter what field of inquiry we are examining, NORC is rooted in a fascination for understanding what comes next. We’re constantly looking at traditional and emerging ways to ask questions, rigorously gather and manage data, and use that data to answer important questions. But even as the tools of our trade evolve over time, our core values of excellence, innovation, and collegiality will always remain the same.

Society increasingly relies on objective data and rigorous analysis to make its most important decisions so NORC’s work is more important than ever. No matter what role at NORC, our staff play a critical part in our continued success as we look forward to a bright future of increasing opportunities, exciting challenges, and a continued commitment to illuminating the world around us.

Competitive, Comprehensive Employee Benefits

NORC offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package for regular staff, including paid time off, holiday pay, medical, dental and vision coverage, life and AD&D insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, paid parental leave, voluntary life, voluntary critical illness and voluntary long term care plans, Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) a 403 (b) retirement plan, and tuition assistance.

NORC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status and other legally-protected characteristics.