Can be both productive and counter-productive depending on the people you deal with.
Network Operations Manager (Current Employee), Menlo Park, CA – April 8, 2014
Pros: working with military
Cons: long hours, lots of travel, pay is low
Typical days run 12-16 hours of work followed by another hour or so of down time where you may be required to make arrangements for the following days. Learning people skills and time management is the best tool out there to accomplish each and every task in a timely manner. Trust but verify is what I expect from my management and is what I do with – more... my management. Again, this is using the people skill, learning each others strength and weakness is key for knowing who to put where. Hardest part of the day is trying to make situations better or preventing issues from arising and at the same time, accomplishing a task that has been painstaking or challenging is the best feeling one can have. Nothing better than making everything work as it is suppose to. – less
great, exciting company to work for. excellent work enviorenment
Accounting Specialist (Former Employee), Menlo Park, CA – February 19, 2014
Pros: we had an onsite workout facilities
Cons: breaks were to short
A typical day at work was fun and exciting.I learned new things which enhanced my skills as a accounting specialist.I learned how to transport the bank files after check runs. The people that I worked for and with was outstanding! The hardest part of my job was doing the monthly report for the entire company. The most enjoyable, was learning and training – more... others. – less
Recruiter - Contract Assignment (Former Employee), Menlo Park, CA – January 27, 2014
First of all if you do not know anything about SRI International I would look them up. I was amazed with everything that they do. Unfortunately this assignment didn't last long because work was slow, but this company is one of the best companies that I have worked for. Great people work there as well!
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Current Employee), Menlo Park – December 26, 2013
Great colleagues but lacking career advancement opportunities. Very slow process involved in taking an idea and testing the outcome. Overall has promise but not for postdoctoral fellows wishing to become group leaders
Clinical Manufacturing Associate II (Former Employee), Menlo Park, CA – December 23, 2013
Grateful SRI gave me the Clinical Mfg. Associate title at the very high end of the pay scale. Learned about drug product development, technical writing (SOP, MPR, IQ/OQ/PQ protocols), and pharmaceutical machine/equipment/materials purchase.
SRI (Stanford Research Institute) International: best place I ever worked.
Senior Technical advisor (Current Employee), Menlo Park, CA – October 28, 2013
Pros: world respected
Cons: working programs across organizational boundries
Institute offers excellent staff, and management. Scope covers almost anything in science & engineering. Challenging work & respected throughout world. Staff are treated as adults. Minimum supervision; vetted by work quality, innovation, maintaining schedules, budgets and customer praise. Growth and advancement strongly dependent on your managment to – more... recognize your skills and match work assignments that are complementary. – less
Lots of longtime employees, great place especially if you live in Menlo.
Research Social Scientist III (Former Employee), Menlo Park, CA – August 21, 2013
Pros: intellectually interesting
Cons: constant hunting for funding
Lots of flexibility in typical work day, but a typical day is a lot longer than 8 hours. I learned about writing competitive federal research grants. Management is mixed, coworkers are generally great, but all employees are competing against one another. Hardest part of the job was the 80 mile commute. Most enjoyable part of the job was finishing a – more... project. – less