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"Great place to work"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at SRI International full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

This Institute is the most under rated places to work in Silicon Valley. It's everything you want in a job community. The researchers here are nice, talented, and ethical. Not a lot of weirdness or out-of-control egos.

There are a few quirky SRI artifacts that wind up being interesting at the very least.

I believe with the right attitude, you can affect change at SRI. It's just a little slow in terms of decision making.

The campus has incredible potential (70 acres in the heart of Menlo Park).

The cafeteria is pretty awesome.

Cons

Sure. This place has issues just like any work environment. It was always little things that bothered me like the bathrooms from the 40's, and a blindness to certain things like composting, putting in bike racks for commuters, etc. And, a tolerance that maybe goes on too long for mediocrity on the operational side of the business. Ermagard, there I go complaining about facilities again.

Advice to Management

Great job, just not enough of you. The following roles would be helpful additions to the senior management team: an operational president, CIO, and maybe a VP of strategy. Seriously, you're understaffed. Please hire more business development people. Perhaps someone with expertise in current Internet business models would be a useful to the organization. Now is the time to leverage the huge Siri (purchased by Apple) win.

Also, please consider spending more on SRI's employment brand. You'll attract more talent.

Other Employee Reviews for SRI International

  1. "Great innovation but slow to catch on"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great research, projects, innovation
    Brilliant people to work with

    Cons

    Senior management is very traditional, slow
    Resistance to change
    Budget is always a problem (granted, this varies from division to division and their subgroups)

    Advice to Management

    (corporate only) Embrace technology rather fight it - get a cohesive system in place


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A very brief working encounter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Chemical Technician in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Intern - Chemical Technician in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SRI International as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    they were very Nice People

    Cons

    it was very much Temporary

    Advice to Management

    I have no real comment

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