Southwest Research Institute

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SwRI-Not the best of the best, but a good place to work

Research Scientist (Current Employee) San Antonio, TX

ProsRelatively low stress job.
Innovative and imaginative with opportunities to work on a broad range of projects
Has an academic atmosphere of collaboration

ConsLack of communication between division and between management and technical/scientific workers
Resistance to changing the "status quo"

Advice to Senior ManagementBe open to change. Be proactive in establishing communication with employees esp. in the scientific ladder. It seems that the administration has become too cumbersome for the Institute. The general perception is that admin just "slows things down" and raises the cost of overhead without fulfillling their function. Something must be done by admin to change this perception, though I must admit, I am at a loss as to what this might be other than somehow lowering the overhead burden on projects.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Southwest Research Institute


    Pros: Corporate support for family issues and emergencies. Fun annual… Cons: Hire 'generalists' rather than specialists. No business dev or marketing folks, technical staff must do these… Advice to Senior Management: Advertise and hire sales/marketing folks. Seek outside experienced mgmt… More
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    Wonderful Place to Work

    Research Engineer (Former Employee) San Angelo, TX

    I worked at Southwest Research Institute


    Pros: Great Benefits Flexible Schedule Tuition Reimbursement Brilliant People Cons: Slow Career Advancement Too Little Communication between Divisions Advice to Senior Management: Organize more mingling between divisions Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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