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Very productive and easy
Network Operation Center Operator (Former Employee) –  Blackstone, VAMay 22, 2017
This job was a month long project but the time I was there, I really enjoy the experience and the connections I made along the way. I learned a lot and i wish I could've moved along with the group
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Nice atmosphere, thoughtful thinking processing, safety first, strict instructions
Truck Driver/Warehouse/Art Handler (Current Employee) –  Clifton, NJMay 15, 2017
Average day goes from about 8am-5pm. Overtime can come into play in your schedule at any given time if a client needs something. Pickup/delivering various artworks. Sometimes may require installing/deinstall/wrapping in clients/art galleries or studios. Thought process skills needed for handling and loading due to the prices or how fragile the work may be. Managing your day by the time needed to be at certain stops at precise times throughout the day come into consideration due to New York traffic and specific pickup times.
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didn't care
Network Configuration Specialist - Temporary (Former Employee) –  Fort Drum, NYApril 19, 2017
They didn't care who you were or anything about you. You were just another body that was dispensable. Even if everything was working and everything done and everything was polished and shined down to every possible bit and nothing to do, if you weren't swinging a broom around a sparkling clean floor, so clean you could eat off from it, that wasn't good enough. they would fire you. had their noses so far in the air, you were minuscule to them. horrible boss and people to work with.
Pros
it was a job
Cons
practically everything
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No Advancement If You're Too Smart
Manager (Former Employee) –  Menlo Park, CAFebruary 20, 2017
After 2008, the new slogan is "Work smart, not hard." Here, I have seen unqualified people get positions or even promotions that they couldn't handle.

The highly skilled workers were actually the contractors. No big news these days. If you shine above and beyond, then you're the target and eventually, you lose your job. Too many times I've seen these unqualified people doing things that really made me wonder how on earth did they even get this job. But this is the new trend. Made in USA.
Pros
Pay was OK.
Cons
Too many unqualified people for the job.
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Productive Fun Workplace
Internship (Former Employee) –  Helena, MTJanuary 26, 2017
There are no set hours of work.
As long as your work gets done and you show up to meetings you are fine.
Everyone is very friendly and a large group of them go mountain biking at least once a week.
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Great culture - Great work place
French Language Specialist (Former Employee) –  Menlo Park, CAJanuary 3, 2017
Not only a work place but a true community! Friendship, collaboration, respect, innovation...all work together to give you an unique experience.
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Contract job, work with military personnel
TESS Team Chief (Former Employee) –  Ravenswood, CADecember 31, 2016
Very fast pace
Long hours
More for single person or person that can be away from family 3/4 of the year.
Working with soldiers training
Temporary and permanent
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Gone 3/4 year
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Great company that builds on the what if mentality
Facilities Manager (Former Employee) –  Menlo Park, CANovember 22, 2016
I worked for SRI International for 9 years, they never ceased to amaze me with what they were working on. SRI always is out looking for new and better ways to satisfy the customer.
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Interesting Environment
Regional Director, Business Development (Current Employee) –  Princeton, NJSeptember 16, 2016
Great work flexibility, low pressure environment. Management tends to work in a vacuum and does not promote team environment. Culture is very unique overall
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Could be a great place to work
CONTRACTOR (Former Employee) –  Harrisonburg, VASeptember 16, 2016
SRI Harrisonburg is a beautiful site, good facility. Right now it suffers from not having its own HR department, and decisions are made by HQ. Half the labs are empty, waiting to be filled.
Pros
Great collegues
Cons
No job security
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Great experience
Video Take Home Packet Operator (Former Employee) –  Blackstone, VASeptember 14, 2016
It was one of my first jobs in the field outside of school and definitely a learning/growing experience. I have many fond memories of this place.
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Highly collaborative with exceptional staff at mid level
Research Scientist (Former Employee) –  Menlo Park, CAJuly 15, 2016
SRI International is a good non-profit company, but it has undergone some significant changes in senior management in recent years. I am not really sure about the direction of the company any more, but the people there are top notch.
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Overall, a great employer
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Menlo Park, CAJune 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.
Pros
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.
Cons
Decisive leadership can be missing at times.
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Worked with scientist to plan and track their contract R&D
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Menlo Park, CAMay 19, 2016
Working with scientist and engineers is my favorite. We had government contracts, and so it was tedious at times. The people were superb. Special project on new lines of business, computer systems modernization, and spin offs kept us busy.

Stable and rewarding environment. No stock options!
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Floating Sgt (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJFebruary 16, 2016
Day to day busy with one duty or another. You always have someone to give you good advice. Its up to you to come prepare to do what is needed to be done.
Pros
Good people
Cons
Don't have any
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excellent place to work in a wide variety of research
Chemist (Former Employee) –  Menlo Park, CAFebruary 11, 2016
SRI is on the cutting edge in many areas of research, the culture inspires individuals to do their best and is open to many areas of interest. The people are great to work for and there is a culture of working together to enjoy work and comradery among the employees.
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Productive working place
Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) –  Harrisonburg, VANovember 18, 2015
Decent work place with friendly supportive management. This site is relative new but the productivity is going up and all the numbers are ok.
Pros
Good working dynamics.
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A good company with a diverse employee base, as well as high-level technology
Systems Administrator (Current Employee) –  Princeton, NJAugust 31, 2015
A good company with a diverse employee base, as well as high-level technology.
Lots to keep up with, if you're "up to the task".
Pros
Lots of new technology to learn and leverage
Cons
None really.....it's work.
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Good variety work, but Management could use improvement
o Serves as project lead (Current Employee) –  Menlo Park, CAJune 15, 2015
Employees receive training in many different areas of specialty, so this company is a great first job for people.

The management can overlook the forest for the trees and very rarely sees the big picture. Inconsistent criteria for advancement. Compensation is low for the amount of work required (overtime will be scheduled to the point where one's work/life balance will be disrupted).

As a four year veteran who is just now taking his own advice - do the work, get your training, excel at it, but don't stay here too long.
Pros
Training and opportunity to learn
Cons
Low Pay, Excessive Overtime
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Business Developer, Leader and Mentor to multi‚Äźdisciplinary teams
Principal Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  Menlo Park CAMay 4, 2015
Confusing management system. The workforce is growing very old and they are having a hard time attracting younger people.
Pros
Challenging
Cons
Management is extremely politicized and backward looking rather than forward looking
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