Desert Research Institute
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Desert Research Institute Careers and Employment

About the company

  • CEO
    Kumud Acharya
  • Founded
  • Company size
    201 to 500
  • Revenue
    $25M to $100M (USD)
  • Industry
  • Headquarters
    Reno, NV
  • Link
    Desert Research Institute website
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Researcher in Reno, NV
on February 17, 2022
Great place for smart people to work. At DRI you will have opportunities to work with talented scientists from various research fields. Management and admin staffs are kind, respectful and doing good work in supporting researchers to obtain funding as well as being professional to coordinate researchers and sponsors, which helps researchers a lot in successfully executing and finishing funded projects. Admin staffs are also very understanding, willing work with researchers to beat up a project/proposal deadline.
Student Worker in Reno, NV
on June 3, 2021
Working at DRI is great and everyone is super friendly. I just wish that being able to get a full-time position was not as difficult or impossible. The culture is highly intellectual and most everyone is available to help you suceed on whatever project you are working on.
Program Specialist in Nevada
on February 14, 2020
The research conducted at DRI is exceptional, the faculty are involved in amazing research pertaining to the environment. Staff are a completely different animal there. Can be a little dicey at times in terms of teamwork and collaboration, but if you have a tough skin and can rise above the juvenile behavior, you'll be just fine.
INTERN in Reno, NV
on January 20, 2020
I was only an intern for this company for a short period of time, but I have to say I enjoyed my time and work there thoroughly. My managers were incredibly gifted, smart, and driven individuals who believed what they were working toward. Their project management style was admirable and passion for their work was contagious. I learned so much from my time and work their that I took it in stride to my next gig. 3 years later and I am still taking it in stride.
DRI Stories in the Snow Intern in Reno, NV
on September 10, 2019
Looks great on a resume, working at a government building.Don't pay very well depending on the grant you are under. They will work you hard, but in the end benefit and gain a lot of experience from it.

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I interviewed for a staff position, so the questions were pretty typical, strengths/weaknesses, experience, scenario type questions. They conducted both a group and 1:1 interview with candidate.

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