Overall, a great employer
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Menlo Park, CA – June 7, 2016
SRI International is so multi-faceted, opinions in the suggested areas are bound to vary from person to person. For instance, people working in support roles have a pretty set schedule, as with most jobs, while engineers and research personnel often have a more flexible schedule.
Most of what I learned would fall under the heading "Intangibles", other than properly filling out documentation for the project I worked with, according to the client's guidance.
Management seems to be hesitant in holding people as accountable as their peers would like, but that is a reality of any Project-type environment: the majority of team members primarily work for someone else, and can always opt to leave.
The hardest part of my job was working at such a distance that timely responses were not always possible from the corporate end. I was in a decided minority compared to the majority of the work situations.
The most enjoyable was the confidence my supervisors had in my abilities, and their consistent and constant support, as well as the timely mentorship.
If you work at the main campus, many health initiatives are available, such as Tai Chi classes and a corporate inclination towards an ergonomic workplace.
Decisive leadership can be missing at times.