At Five Stones Research Corporation, 92 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 100 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 5.05. It was published on Aug 12, 2016. 3592 Visitors

What Employees Say

When people change jobs or work units, they are made to feel right at home.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
You can count on people to cooperate.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.

What They Do

We asked Five Stones Research Corporation to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Five Stones Research Corporation (5SRC) is an 8(a), Woman-owned (WO), Economically Disadvantaged WO, Native American, Small Disadvantaged Business headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama. 5SRC is organized into three core business areas: Engineering, Logistics / Programmatics, and Information Management / Information Technology.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Other
US Headquarters: Brownsboro, Alabama US Sites: 2
Major Locations: Huntsville, Alabama; Stafford, Virginia US Employees: 160
US Revenues: $19 million Worldwide Revenues: $19 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 2006

Five Stones Research Corporation has been awarded:

Best Workplaces for Giving Back 2016 (ranked 29)

Best Workplaces for Flexibility 2016 (ranked 40)

5SRC Headquarters

Perks and Programs

We asked Five Stones Research Corporation to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Retirement Planning: Five Stones offers a 401K match on day 1 - no vesting required. We also provide certified financial counseling to our employees at no cost to them.
  • Healthcare and Benefits Coverage: Five Stones offers industry leading health care coverage for our employees at rates that are significantly lower than our competitors and industry averages. We also provide basic life, LTD, STD, ADD which are 100% company paid.
  • Personal Time Off: Five Stones offers three weeks of Personal Time Off (PTO) and 10 paid holidays to all new employees. We also offer bereavement leave, time off for jury duty, and military leave.
  • Performance Awards: Five Stones gave 38 employees performance awards last year with amounts varying between $50 and $1000 dollars.
  • Referral Bonuses: Five Stones offers a $500 finding and referral bonus for new employee hires.
  • Charitable Matching: Five Stones matches employee contributions to their chosen charities up to $200 per employee.
  • Tuition Assistance: Five Stones provides $2800 to each employee for tuition reimbursement and professional courses related to fulfilling job requirements.
  • Flexible Work Schedule: 5SRC offers multiple flexible work schedule programs to include: job sharing, flex time, part time work, telecommuting, and compressed work weeks.


95% Company-paid health coverage for employees 85% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
$2,800 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k)
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free breakfast foods on a regular, daily basis
  • Subsidized public transportation
  • Free beverages during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
5SRC Planning Session


25 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Set days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (80% use it)
  • Job sharing (2% use it)
  • Telecommute option (5% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (40% use it)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave20 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
7 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents


  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


    • Medical care
    • Vision care
    • Mental health care
    • Dental care
    • Prescription drug subsidy


    • Fitness center (only at headquarters)

      Community Involvement & Philanthropy

      $16,423 Philanthropic donations in last year $4,673 Total company-matched employee donations in last year


      • 'Christa Gaddy' is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
      • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
      • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

      Executive Diversity

      5SRC Employee Luncheon


      5SRC Christmas Party

      How to Get Hired

      We asked Five Stones Research Corporation for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

      What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

      We recruit prospective new employees who fit our existing corporate culture. Our corporate culture is defined in two ways.  First and foremost, prospective employees must subscribe to our corporate value set.  Secondly, employees must exhibit our work values.  Five Stones’ corporate and work values are outlined below:                                                                                                       

      Corporate Values: We will deliver quality products and services We will have the courage to do the right thing We will operate with honesty & integrity We will trust in each other to achieve our mission and vision

      Work Values: Displays Initiative – Shows ambition, action and drive.  Hard Worker –  Drives results to ensure mission accomplishment.  Critical Thinker – Thinks critically and creatively. Uses good judgment to make good decisions. Focuses on Attention to Detail – Observant to customer needs.  Catches the small things.  Improves work products continuously. Communicator – Strong verbal and written communication skills.  Excels at listening.

      What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

      Five Stones has a comprehensive interview process includes the evaluation of less obvious skills. Our interview process is multi-tiered.  The Human Resources (HR) department begins by screening candidates.  Hiring managers then interview potential candidates to determine if they are technically qualified and have the corporate and work values necessary to succeed.  A member of our Executive Staff, with their understanding of corporate values, conducts a final interview with the new employee to ensure compatibility with our corporate values.  During this process, it becomes clear which candidate is the most technically qualified and well aligned with our work and corporate values.

      To catch our attention, a candidate should know about Five Stones:  what we do, what we care about, what are employees say about us.  We also like to see a well-rounded candidate with leadership skills.

      Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

      5SRC is organized into three core business areas: Engineering, Logistics / Programmatics, and Information Management / Information Technology.   We currently are expecting growth in all three areas and will be looking for candiates in all three.

      What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

      Keep an eye on our web site, our LinkedIn page, and our Indeed page.   We post all our hiring actions on those three sites. 

      hiring Outlook

      40 Job openings forecast for coming year 33% Job Growth
      618 Applications received 38 Positions filled in past year
      15% New hires by employee referrals 40 New positions created
      8 Jobs filled by current employees Yes Recruits on college campuses
      6 New graduates hired 6% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
      * All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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