Hiring Process

Job Application

Your online application involves you providing some information about yourself including a resume and answering a few questions about the role. If you proceed to the final steps in the process, you will be asked to complete a more detailed job application that includes references.


Ripple Effect initiates a multi-step recruiting process, specifically designed for each position. The steps may include, but are not limited to the following: application review, phone interview(s), assessment(s), request for work sample(s), interview(s) (virtual, by phone, or on-site), and reference/background/security check(s). Due to contractual requirements for some positions, you may have to obtain a security clearance (or confirm that you already have one). These stages allow us to get to know you as a candidate and you to get to know Ripple.


During Ripple Effect’s interview process, you may be asked to participate in an assessment or two, depending on the position. Assessment materials and results will be considered confidential materials and safeguarded in the same fashion as employment applications. Within Ripple Effect, assessment results will be used exclusively by our hiring managers and human resources support team for use in assessing candidates’ relevant skills, as one piece of information in our interview process. We reserve the right to share the assessment scores with our clients upon request. We may also provide writing, graphic design, or other product examples to our clients for review when candidates for a particular position will be working closely with those individuals.

We may also analyze de-identified assessment results for the purposes of understanding factors related to performance and improving our assessments. Your name and other identifiable information will not be included in these analyses. Results from these analyses will not impact decisions about your candidacy or hiring for this or future positions with Ripple Effect.

We consider our assessments proprietary information and the form and/or content of the assessments may not be shared with others outside of Ripple Effect. Assessment instructions, links, topics, or any other information about the assessments may not be shared verbally or in writing with other individuals or posted to sites accessible by others.

Anyone requesting accommodations for a disability during our assessment process may do so by contacting careers@rippleeffect.com or contacting your recruiter.

Offer and Acceptance

Final candidates will be extended an offer which includes details on compensation and benefits program.

Getting Assistance

Anyone requesting accommodations for a disability during our hiring or assessment process may do so by contacting careers@rippleeffect.com or contacting your recruiter.

COVID Response

In order to enter Ripple Effect or our client facilities and to attend Ripple Effect events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, some customers are requiring that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact us at careers@rippleeffect.com or contact your Recruiter.


What Makes a Successful Rippler?

Our job descriptions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required to be successful in the role. Other duties may be assigned to help make our clients successful and achieve our company goals. We have designed the introductory period to convey company core values and clear expectations of your role.

    • You pay attention to the details. Anything worth doing is worth doing right, every single time. So you stay organized, meet commitments and deadlines, work efficiently, and always check your work.
    • You communicate clearly. You consider your audience and take care to get your points across professionally and concisely, both in writing and when speaking to others. You’re comfortable interacting with clients, coworkers, and stakeholders, and respect everyone’s perspective.
    • You work independently. You know how to manage competing deadlines on multiple simultaneous projects, and can adapt when you need to re-prioritize. When you’re stuck, you take initiative to find resources, and you’re comfortable asking for help when you need it.
    • You’re eager to learn. You have a track record of learning new things, especially programs, technology, and processes. You embrace change, and if you can’t find a teacher, you teach yourself. Once you learn something new, you are excited to evaluate it and teach it to others.

Virtual Onboarding

Once you accept a formal offer of employment you will receive several emails with instructions to access our systems, begin selecting your benefits packages and start your online training. You will also complete a few documents so that you can get paid during this step of the process.

Your First Day!

On your first day you will attend an orientation meeting. You should receive an email with schedule and location details. At your first day we will review the benefits package, and dive deeper into Ripple culture and expectations.

Getting to Know Ripple

During your first few months at Ripple, you will complete several compliance trainings and begin to learn your projects, team and Ripple work processes. The onboarding manual walks you through what you should expect as a guide to get you started.


How We Pay and Promote @ Ripple

We are transparent with employees and job applicants regarding pay and promotion decisions at Ripple Effect. We bring the principles from our DEIA policy into practice when hiring and promoting and our compensation philosophy is market-based, equitable, and proactive. Research suggests that transparent pay practices improve pay equity, are the foundation for retaining a diverse workforce, and are hallmarks of an inclusive environment where employees can bring their whole selves to work and prosper.



Work Smarter. Perform Better.®

Ripple Effect Communications, Inc.®

9600 Blackwell Rd., Suite 210,
Rockville, MD 20850