SRI International Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Pros
  • Good management, plenty of freedom, lot of flexibility, great work life balance, good projects (in 14 reviews)

  • Lots of really neat projects at SRI to work on, flexible hours, working with smart capable people (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • No real excitement find and tackle complex problems (in 4 reviews)

  • No gym on campus, slightly lower pay, sometimes low innovation due to government contracts (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Electronics Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at SRI International

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    SRI is a good place to work

    Cons

    Don't have any at this time


  2. A Gem of Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SRI International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, interesting people tackling challenging problems across many research areas. A very unique company with a compelling mission.

    Cons

    Buildings and facilities are dated

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course on the mission. Improve facilities


  3. Good place to Work

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    Current Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at SRI International

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People with little politics

    Cons

    Long hour but interesting work

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to cash in on great research


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  5. ra i

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SRI International

    Pros

    good place to learn skills

    Cons

    lots of work place drama


  6. Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SRI International

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people have some control over career development

    Cons

    Weak mangement Lacking leadership Cross divisional conflicts of interests

    Advice to Management

    More leaders who take responsibility for projects, less managers who often don't have domain experience.


  7. Good company in California but not in Virginia

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Harrisonburg, VA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Harrisonburg, VA

    I have been working at SRI International full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefit policy as a non-profit company.

    Cons

    Poor and unfriendly working environment.


  8. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - CA - California in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - CA - California in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at SRI International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    they really respect their employees and listen. All managers I worked with had the opinion that their job was to keep everyone off your back so you could do your job.

    Cons

    If you get hired in the wrong group, it can feel like a 9-5 grueling grind.

    Advice to Management

    get more funding so you can afford the staff you need.


  9. Enjoyed Working at SRI

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SRI International

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great company that has made many contributions to technology and everyday life - They value employees as people not just numbers - Good benefits - Family friendly, flexible work schedules and arrangements - Positive work environment. Good work is rewarded.

    Cons

    - New management provides some uncertainty moving forward - Need for better communications between divisions - Best to work at HQ in Menlo Park. Other locations don't have as many perks as Menlo does. - Sometimes more reactive than proactive when it comes to making decisions

    Advice to Management

    Overall, it's a very good company and great people to work with, but management needs to be more focused for than long-term, than reactive in the short-term. Don't forget about locations outside Menlo Park.


  10. Nice place to work but building is dated

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SRI International full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, expert people, mostly have PhD's. The only reason this place is dwindling is the current state of DOD spending has gone down in the past years.

    Cons

    It depends on the group you're in, the culture is not as professional as the corporations I've worked in. The building is dated, and is not conjusive to cooperation. Some people are so set in their ways and reluctant to change. Development silos abound.


  11. good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SRI International

    Pros

    great people, collaborative work, great professional development

    Cons

    low pay, commute is long



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