I have been working at Alden Research Laboratory full-time
Projects are interesting and often challenging. If you want, you can be involved in a project from the proposal to the final report. I think the benefits are great. Management is easy to talk to. Test facilities are older and could use some sprucing up but they get the job done.
Some projects have tight schedules and on occasion require around the clock testing. Alden is a small company so advancement can sometimes be slower than at a larger company where more opportunities exist for shifting/changing jobs.
Advice to Management
Management's having an open door policy is great but don't forget that follow up after the fact is also very important.
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