Southwest Research Institute Employee Reviews in United States

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Great work environment , great Co-workers
Rick Castro- Supervisor of Special projects (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXMarch 14, 2016
SwRI was one of the best work experiences I have had in a while. Co-workers and management were a joy to work with. One of the best companies to work for.
Pros
good hours, pay and worker-employer relations
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Productive and interesting place to work
Research Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXFebruary 27, 2016
SwRI is to place to work if you enjoy varied and challenging projects. Definitely not your typical corporate environment; it is closer to a university atmosphere.
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Great place to work, very diverse range of projects
Sr. Engineering Technologist (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXFebruary 15, 2016
There are a variety of different divisions that focus on different aspects of engineering that allow you to collaborate with different types of people and projects.
Pros
Full gym, great retirement
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Innovative work place
Automotive Lab Technician (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXFebruary 3, 2016
Fuel and lubricant research is innovative and interesting to be a part of. However, the shift work can be demoralizing at times in addition to the limited interaction and communication with vary few co-workers. The most enjoyable part of the job is the outstanding working relationship that I share with the others on my shift.
Pros
Health care
Cons
Personal interaction
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Professional
Lead Stack Technician (Former Employee) –  Pine Bluff, ARJanuary 26, 2016
Everyone on my shift had a great understanding of their duties and knew what and when to complete their tasks. We were on call while on shift to respond to any alerts to the control room. We had to drop what we were doing and respond accordingly.
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Emissions Lab Lead Technician (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJanuary 17, 2016
The best part is being a part of an industry that helps the environment. I worked in a laboratory that did research on emissions standards and fuel economy research.
Pros
helping the world
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Great place to learn and work for long term
Research Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJanuary 10, 2016
Work is very well managed and there are small software groups who work independently in each division. This is a great place to learn, being a Non-Profit research company it offers you a lot of chances to learn and research on new things. Management is great and things are transparent. The environment can get boring though as you get your own office and sometimes you can miss socializing with people if you are a person who likes to socialize. Work is fun but things can take sometimes too long to be applied. Overall, I had great experience here.
Pros
9% investment by the Institute in 403(b)[no 401(k) since it is a Non-Profit company], lots of fun things to do on campus, full gymnasium, basketball court, federal credit union
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Great opportunities and a culture of teamwork
Accounts Receivable Specialist (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXNovember 22, 2015
Enjoyed my time at Frost & Sullivan. Progressed rapidly in the company due to management support. Enjoyed working in a team environment.
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benifits and co-workers are familiy based
senior technican (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXOctober 12, 2015
The institute is a great place, they go above and beyond for their employees and their families. Advancement opportunity is an issue.
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just overall great place to work
Senior Emissions Technician (Former Employee) –  6220 culebra road san antonio tx 78238August 3, 2015
management was always available to help you progress and succeed. atmosphere was awesome. everyone worked as a team. even on our busiest and longest days it was worth the long tiring hours. we were always compensated and engineers always made sure we were taken care of. There is a recreation area and a gym on campus.
Pros
work enviornment was awesome
Cons
none
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Great company
Quality Assurance Technologist Programs Manager (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJuly 22, 2015
Its has all the pros of military life without any of the cons. In fact the benefits are better than the military. there is a free gym and cafeteria on the compound as well as a post office.
Pros
facilites, benefits
Cons
location
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An Excellent Place to work.
Student Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJuly 17, 2015
The company is on the cutting edge of research and is an exciting place to work. I greatly enjoyed it there. If looking for a place of business to do top of the line research, then this is the place.
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Very productive,friendly and humble place to work for.
Electrical Engineer Asc (Former Employee) –  Warner Robins,GAJune 19, 2015
Everybody here is very hardworking and productive and humble.
Each and every employee here helps the new incoming co-worker comfortable in the new work environment. They will even pitch in to help you understand the work process they follow how to document them. With every help they also set a high bar in productiveness and performance so the new employee just gets in the flow so easily then in no time you fill like you are working here for long time now.
Pros
Occasional free Lunches
Cons
Short luch
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Great Place to Work
Institute Meeting Planner - Specialist (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJune 3, 2015
Very friendly environment and great employees. Benefits are also very good.

Enjoyed coming to work daily. Management was easy to work with and always seemed to have the best interest in mind for employees.
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Awesome company for those who love technology and science
Interactive Training Developer (Former Employee) –  San AntonioMay 14, 2015
Awesome company for those who love technology and science. A wonderful place that has history in the San Antonio area. The opportunities are limitless.
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Great place to work and very beautiful grounds.
Office Clerk II (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TexasApril 7, 2015
Southwest Research is a great working place. I am a here on an assignment. Everyone is very friendly and nice. Someone is always there to help you if you need it.
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Innovative and Diverse
Engineer (Current Employee) –  TexasMarch 10, 2015
There are a wide variety of activities happening at Southwest Research Institute. The culture and specific job description will depend heavily on the department and division.
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Company has great benefits
Air Monitor Technician II-3 (Former Employee) –  ORFebruary 17, 2015
SWRI is a company with great benefits. They are interested in helping their employees continue their education in order to advance their career within the company.
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Technical Specialist (Current Employee) –  San AntonioFebruary 10, 2015
SwRI is a great place to work. There is always something interesting to work on, you can always get the right equipment and/or tools for the task at hand, and leadership/management usually listens to the workers.
Pros
great breakfast at the cafeteria, medical and vision benefits are excellent, everyone you work with will be one of the best in their field
Cons
pay is a little low compared to the commercial market, dental benefits suck
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Excellent Place to work
Administrative Coordinator (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJanuary 6, 2015
Excellent place to work. They have excellent benefits and support their employees in numerous ways. Management supports employees and encourages continuing education. They empower employees to be the best they can be.
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