Southwest Research Institute - SwRI-Not the best of the best, but a good place to work | Glassdoor
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"SwRI-Not the best of the best, but a good place to work"

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Current Employee - Research Scientist in San Antonio, TX
Current Employee - Research Scientist in San Antonio, TX
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

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

Cons

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

Advice to Management

Be 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Southwest Research Institute

  1. "More communication"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Corporate support for family issues and emergencies. Fun annual events for kids and adults alike.

    Cons

    Hire 'generalists' rather than specialists. No business dev or marketing folks, technical staff must do these jobs. No funds allocated towards staff training. Senior mgmt is not experienced with these roles.

    Advice to Management

    Advertise and hire sales/marketing folks. Seek outside experienced mgmt with proven track records of success.


  2. "Wonderful Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Research Engineer in San Angelo, TX
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in San Angelo, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Flexible Schedule
    Tuition Reimbursement
    Brilliant People

    Cons

    Slow Career Advancement
    Too Little Communication between Divisions

    Advice to Management

    Organize more mingling between divisions

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