Southwest Research Institute Reviews

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Southwest Research Institute President and Director J. Dan Bates
J. Dan Bates
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  • Great people and interesting projects.

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    Current Employee - Senior Drafter in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Drafter in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Southwest Research Institute full-time (more than 3 years)

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    Approves of CEO


    Flexibility, interesting projects, benefits, amenities, and focus on employee development


    Pay and raises are just 4% with no bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    I have nothing to advise management other than to say that a blanket 4% raise is a little disappointing.

Southwest Research Institute Interviews

Updated Mar 24, 2015

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    Research Scientist Interview

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    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Southwest Research Institute.


    First interview of the phone, followed by a technical presentation to pears and 1:1 interview. During the technical presentation a large group of pears will ask technical question in detail.

    Interview Questions

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Headquarters San Antonio, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1966
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Business Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

If you're looking for research at an institute in the Southwest, look no further. Founded in 1947 by oilman and rancher Thomas Slick Jr., Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is an independent, not-for-profit research and development institution that contracts to explore subjects in areas including automation and data systems, applied physics, space science and engineering, and chemistry. SwRI has about 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff at some 20 laboratories and offices in the US, China, and the UK. Customers include the private sector and government... More

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