Southwest Research Institute
3.7 of 5 53 reviews San Antonio, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees
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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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Southwest Research Institute President and Director J. Dan Bates

J. Dan Bates

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 Current Senior Research Engineer in San Antonio, TX

Pros: Excellent, very technically professional environment. Campus atmosphere and best is the R&D nature of the work means that the topics of technical study are in depth and change with each project providing a constant variety of work. Nothing stale or… Full Review

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Declined Offer – Interviewed in San Antonio, TX Dec 2012 – Reviewed Mar 9, 2014

Interview Details – The online application process was painful. However, once completed, HR was quick and efficient, and very pleasant to deal with. Setting up travel to interview on site was set up by HR and executed seamlessly. The interview process itself was a very structured, formal process. I met with at…Full Interview

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