The company offers a good benefits package including 401k. I enjoy the luncheons they provide once in awhile. The only down side about this job is the lack of job security as with any other government contracting jobs.
Computer Operator III (Current Employee) – Redstone Arsenal, AL – October 9, 2018
Five Stones has a great team at their Headquarters who are working to constantly help their employees succeed. It is a great company to be a part of and nice to know that there really are good companies out there who care.
Communications Analyst (Former Employee) – Redstone Arsenal, AL – April 17, 2018
I was handed off to 5SRC from another employer when the contract changed. When 5SRC took over, they chose not to give SCA (Services Contract Act) employees their vacation until their anniversary date, even though no other contracting company before them did this. This amounted to many employees not being able to take vacation for 3-12 months (mine was 8 months, even though I had worked in the same position for 10+ years). When the SCA employees complained, management told us that they were simply following the law. While this is true, the law also states that employers can allow employees to accrue vacation, which is what every other contracting company did. Although 5SRC management COULD have allowed us to accrue vacation, they CHOSE not to. This created a hardship on many employees, especially since the contract changed prior to the Christmas holidays. I found another job within 2 months, and I now receive 19 days of accrued vacation time.
The only positive that I have to say about them is that when the old contract ended on a Friday, 5SRC made sure that the employees were covered by insurance starting on Saturday, so that we would not be without health insurance over the weekend. I was impressed by this, but overall, I was still dissatisfied with the company.
I've worked for several contracts and this by FAR is the best one! They offer well paying positions, fantastic benefits and the HQ staff is extremely friendly and prompt responders. On site visits are always a pleasure! And the company is very family driven. I hope they continue to grow and spread the 5SRC qualities nationwide.
Security Specialist (Current Employee) – Redstone Arsenal, AL – April 27, 2017
Professional atmosphere. High motivation. Knowledgeable and caring management. Experienced co-workers. The hardest part of my job is getting off work. The most enjoyable part of my job is coming to work. This organization gives back to the community and treats everyone with dignity and respect. No one is shunned or considered unimportant. What a great organization!
Lead Security Specialist (Current Employee) – Huntsville, Alabama – April 27, 2017
The management at 5 Stones Research Corporation and their selection process is great. They really seem to position people to best benefit that person, that person's co-workers, and the company.
The people working at 5 Stones' are self-motivated and are eager to produce and to accomplish whatever task is at hand. Everything is done at the highest professional level. That type of atmosphere is contagious and it makes a person want to do nothing but their best, all the time, for the family they work with and for their family at home.
The employees want to always do an awesome job and the leaders of the company definitely appreciate their employees and their work. A great mix and balance.
Controller (Current Employee) – Huntsville, AL – February 23, 2015
There are so many great things about working for 5SRC, I would hardly know where to begin. First of all, the company provides many venues throughout the year to build camaraderie, such as quarterly lunches, numerous bbq events and a lovely Christmas Party. My work life is challenging, satisfying and appreciated by the senior leadership. They are very employee-centric and continuously work to provide the best benefits/pay/processes/work-life balance they can for their employees.
One of my favorite things about working here is the strong sense of family that is embraced by the 5SRC leadership. They genuinely want you to enjoy your time away from work (as they do with their families) and as a result, you are not barraged with ‘work’ emails until all hours of the night or over the weekend. And, on the rare occasion that one of the events they host is on the weekend, the whole family is included.
Program Manager (Current Employee) – Huntsville, AL – February 23, 2015
I have worked for 5SRC for just over 9 months, I consider myself incredibly lucky to work for such a great company. Everyone, from the CEO down, has a genuine interest in the wellbeing and success of each employee. Benefits provided by 5SRC are generous and far exceeded my expectations. Corporate functions are a lot of fun and range from the annual Christmas party to casual barbeques. 5SRC welcomes my family participation in corporate events. I am fortunate to be a member of the 5SRC family!
Senior Analyst (Former Employee) – ,Huntsville, AL – February 22, 2015
If you want to work at a company where you are more than a number, Five Stones Research is the place for you. Unlike larger, less-personal companies, at Five Stones, employees are treated like members of the family.
I've worked for a number of companies over the years, and not one of them comes close to Five Stones Research. Never have I worked for a company which is more accommodating to the needs of their employees. The benefits are fantastic. The pay is excellent. Employees actually have a voice in the direction of the company, The company is very active in the community and is dedicated in their support of the war-fighter.
If you are seeking employment, I would highly recommend reaching out to Five Stones Research. You will never regret it!
Treated like family, Great benefits, Great environment