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Southern Research Institute Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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Arthur J. Tipton, Ph.D.
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  • Senior leadership in Life Sciences is out of touch with both the business and the science (in 3 reviews)

  • Just announced 40 person layoff (almost 10% of the company) (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Decent job at best. If nerds and nerdy interns are your thing, you found your home."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Research Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Everyone is so self-absorbed that you don't really have to worry about dealing with others.
    It pays.

    Cons

    Really nothing bad to say, nothing really good either.
    When you have to occasionally deal with others in the office.

    Advice to Management

    None to offer.


  2. "lead Process Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    great people to work with has a vast knowledge of experience to push employees to their maximum potential.

    Cons

    none, just keep looking at the big picture

    Advice to Management

    don't give up....My former Director has a passion and drive for success

  3. "Working in Alabama"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    Decent Benefits for the employees

    Cons

    Constant changes in within mid-Management


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Complete confusion"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Research Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, decent pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    Most Directors and higher management are in way over their head. Money in the bank but refuse to make the significant investment back into the company.

    Advice to Management

    Choices are clear, continue as is for a slow painful death in 5 years or make the risky investment. Death might be much quicker, or the company could be turned around in a big way. Either of these is better than just rotting away.


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team and very interesting projects

    Cons

    I did not experience any cons


  6. Helpful (2)

    "scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    good environment for learning work

    Cons

    poor management, poor business plan


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Southern Research"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Southern Research Institute (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Good pay, Regular Raises

    Cons

    I personally just do not enjoy the duties of my job.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Stressful job but learned a lot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Southern Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    Will learn a lot of experience

    Cons

    Job can be stressful some times


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Southern Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great 401K. Flexible hours. Very supportive of continued education goals. Immediate coworkers are great and help you get through the day.

    Cons

    Good ol' boys mentality through and through. You'll notice immediately that men are groomed to grow and women are kept in lower positions. Forget about your personal career goals. Extremely high turn over. Everything is always in flux and morale is really low. Some employees are completely abused where as others have to practically beg to work.

    Advice to Management

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY. Have superiors that care about your career development.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Top Heavy Company that needs revamping"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Southern Research Institute full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits, mediocre salary, great for a resume.

    Cons

    No one is held accountable for their actions,


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