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Stanford Research Systems Reviews

Updated December 19, 2016
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  1. "A very good company. Needs work to get to Great."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Stanford Research Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a quiet and sane work environment. Flexible hours. Smart, professional scientific staff and committed manufacturing and operations staff.

    Cons

    It's a self-starter's environment with little day-to-day management oversight, advice or guidance, and so projects can go astray.

    Advice to Management

    The poor work habits of a few people can be a significant demotivation to the rest. It's worth the effort to define expectations and hold everyone to the same standard.


  2. "Design Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Opportunity to see new technologies and Companies

    Cons

    Not enough room to think outside the box

    Advice to Management

    Pick a plan and stick with it


  3. "Flexible work environment but low pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Workload is relatively light, very flexible project timeframe and working hours, friendly people, can learn a lot of skills in the industry.

    Cons

    The pay is relative low in the industry, very poor benefits. The higher management seems like a black box. No place for new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Reach out to all employees for new ideas. Establish a promotion mechanism. Make a plan to retain internal talents. Improve benefits.


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  5. "Great Science / Poor People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Scientific Community that offers interesting projects

    Cons

    A very poor team spirit

    Advice to Management

    Stop back room discussions about other peoples work


  6. "Sr. Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work and life balance, casual environment with friendly people, flexible project schedules, high quality products, company located in the Silicon Valley where lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Low compensation (no annual bonus, no stock, only base salary and medical insurance), low up mobility, could be bored with a project that last for years to finish, the company seems lack the motivation to grow bigger.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and have the employee do more.


  7. "Great place to learn hardware design"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You learn everything about test and measurement equipment design, from circuit board layout to calibration.

    Cons

    Management seems to be trying to sell the company. There hasn't been a new hire in years, and there's little opportunity to get management experience.

    Advice to Management

    Hire new engineers or scientists, and put existing engineers in charge of them.