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30+ days ago

Research Software Engineer (Web-Scale Analytics)

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory conducts computing research and develops software solutions for a range of national security and other U.S… Beyond.com


10 days ago

Post Doctorate RA - Multi-scale Investigation of Subsurface Biogeochemical Proce

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA

** A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the Geochemistry Group of the Fundamental and Computational Sciences Directorate at… Beyond.com


30 days ago

Secure Embedded Systems Electrical Engineer

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA

The Electronics & Measurement Systems (E&MS) group is seeking an Electrical Research Engineer with entry-level background and experience designing… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Mechanical Engineer

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA

The position will require interaction on a daily basis with project managers, other engineers and scientists, and with various clients. The staff… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Senior Engineer - Power Systems

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA

The Transmission System Resilience Team within the Energy and Environment Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is currently seeking a… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Chief Engineer Distribution Analysis and Demand Response

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA

This position provides technical thought leadership and project/program management for the Laboratory's research portfolio in distribution analysis… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Radar Engineer

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA

The staff member will assist in the maintenance and application of a global radar network in support of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Electric Power System Researcher: Cyber Focus

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA

The Advanced Power and Energy Systems Group within the Electricity Infrastructure and Buildings Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are… Beyond.com


14 days ago

Post Masters RA - Hydropower Engineer

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA

include designing and evaluating fish friendly hydroelectric turbines using state-of-the-art manufacturing and evaluation technologies. . Minimum… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Experimental Fluids Engineer

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, WA

The Experimental and Computational Engineering Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is currently seeking an Experimental Fluids Engineer… Beyond.com


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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Richland, WA

    I worked at PNNL full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    PNNL tries to be super flexible- 40 hours a week max, flextime, etc. You "find your own work"- ie. network or die. Find somebody with the magical chargecode you can put in the timecard system, otherwise you won't get paid.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, in return for the flexibility, you must account for every last minute of your time in the timecard program. Also, since people "find their own work", people are split between as many as 5 different projects, which means that you are constantly bringing people up to speed. Meetings, meetings, meetings....

    Working for the government ends up being a total pain in the ass. Many many hours wasted on worthless training (like asbestos training, berrylium handling training, how to use a ladder, etc) for the hanford site and lab that has nothing to do with software.

    PNNL has no idea how to run a software division. The scientists in the other buildings get awesome laser beams and million dollar magnets, while most of us were running Windows XP up to 2010. The software guys get crummy buildings and hardware. About half my coworkers were 50 year old women who stumbled into programming (ie- no degree, no understanding of the fundamentals, etc.) Management usually doesn't have a clue.

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