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Updated Nov 25, 2016

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  1. "Working at HTRI"

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    I worked at Heat Transfer Research

    Pros

    Organized and well maintained company. Lots of connection with overall the world. They keep tight schedules on their projects.

    Cons

    not very flexibel working schedule. Have to be very organized to survive in this environment.

    Heat Transfer Research2016-11-26
  2. "Great environment, lacks sense of urgency"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in College Station, TX
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Heat Transfer Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The environment at HTRI is the best you will find. Everyone is very friendly, everyone has their own office (correct, no cubicles) and compensation is extremely competitive

    Cons

    There lacks a certain sense of urgency at the company. Deadlines aren't really deadlines. While this seems attractive at first, it makes inter-departmental projects very frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more aggressive incentives for setting/meeting deadlines.

    Heat Transfer Research2015-07-02
  3. "A Missed Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Programmer in Navasota, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Heat Transfer Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible arrangements can be made to work remotely. Client base is engaged and provides valuable feedback for improvements.

    Cons

    Non technical management, trying to run a technical company. Large turnover; HR has a tendency to micro-manage causing skilled staff to seek employment elsewhere. Wage increases does not keep up with inflation. Too quick to force programs to change to suit the 'big' firms rather than do what is technically correct.

    Advice to Management

    Create a rotating management position to engage employees so it is less of a dictatorship. In such a small company, gossip is rampant, so please take that into account when sending company wide announcements.

    Heat Transfer Research2015-01-16
  4. "Fantastic company"

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    Former Employee - Applications Developer in College Station, TX
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Heat Transfer Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, opportunities for advancement, great company culture, friendly and knowledgable coworkers, modern computer equipment, fantastic compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Quite a few meetings, a lot of design and documentation overhead, communication can be quite difficult between the different departments

    Heat Transfer Research2012-09-01
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Working here is a mistake for many reasons. It does not have long term potential"

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    Research Engineer in Navasota, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Heat Transfer Research

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are quite good and comparable with what might be expected in larger firms. There is so potential to do your own projects. The company does not really expect it's employees to put in long hours. Cows usually graze outside the building which can be quite relaxing, especially given the stress of the work environment/management.

    Cons

    The software is a horrible piece of code, written in the 70s that is still being sold for a premium price. Management is close to retirement and does not know or care how to direct research projects or software architecture. The constant turnover means that many projects are left unfinished and the wheel is constantly re-invented as new people come onboard and then re-visit the learning curve. The management is very... demeaning towards their employees and treated us like little children that must be kept inline. The bonuses and salary adjustments were nearly non-existent. If you do end up working here, make sure to negotiate your salary!

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    Advice to Management

    With TAMU being so nearly by, please collaborate with them. They have have snubbed HTRI 20 years ago, but times and professors have changed.

    Heat Transfer Research2011-12-13
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Do you really want to work here?? Think again!"

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     in College Station, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Heat Transfer Research

    Pros

    Nothing except lucrative salary/benefits and reasonable quality work. Most of the ex-employees will agree with me. I am surprised that no-one else wrote a review yet!!!

    Cons

    Almost everything: workplace environment, management, location, respect from management.

    Advice to Management

    Sr. Management should show some respect to their employees. Management should be honest and respectful to their employees. I can recall many times when one or more of the officers (Sr. Management personnel) were dishonest/untrustworthy/disrespectful.

    Heat Transfer Research2011-06-22
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