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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in San Antonio, TX
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    I worked at Southwest Research Institute full-time (More than a year)


    One of the best jobs in San Antonio for job security and stability. I got to test all kinds of different items from simple valve to NASA equipment. Benefits are awesome there medical and retirement is one of the best around.


    Pay does not match the effort put out by the employees. Other then that great place to work for a living.

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    they have great management there always willing to help out with knowledge. I would say keep up the good job.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Southwest Research Institute (San Antonio, TX) in June 2015.


    Received an initial phone call after applying on-line. After the initial phone call, a more in-depth phone interview was set up. The phone call was about thirty minutes and they asked me a couple of questions and talked a little about the company and the work they do. After the phone interview, I was invited to a series of interviews on campus. The on-campus interviews took about four hours. I had to give a twenty minute presentation and meet with about four people individually, and one group interview where five employees interviewed me.

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    • Basic knowledge of Java. Abstract class vs interface, instance method vs class method, etc.   Answer Question

Southwest Research Institute Awards & Accolades

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R&D 100 , R&D Magazine, 2014
R&D 100 , R&D Magazine, 2012
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Additional Info

Headquarters San Antonio, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1947
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 ... More

Mission: Benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology.

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