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    Learn from talented people in their field. My mentor situation was fantastic. This was my greatest graduate education experience by far.


    Tennessee is pretty sprawled and it would be hard to get around without a car. Not really any cons to give for an intern though.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Interviews

Updated Dec 13, 2014
Updated Dec 13, 2014

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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    Hiring process consists of the typical steps: locating the candidate by searching their resume base, or being contacted by an HR recruiter. They are typically looking to hire post-docs, mid-career researchers, typically associate professors or experienced professionals with business development experience. One identified by an HR, person is interviewed by a group of consisting of the staff and a group leader(s) (at ORNL, group leader is a manager).
    Since this is a government facility, all interviewers are supposed to ask the same base questions and then more.
    People are often asked to give a seminar. Depending on the position, questions can get technical but nothing like at Google. Good CV, good degree from a good institution and lots of connections are usually the key factors.

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Website www.ornl.gov
Headquarters Oak Ridge, TN
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1943
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory with over 4,600 staff from more than 100 countries, 3,000 guest researchers, and a budget of approximately $1.4 billion. The Lab supports the DOE's mission by providing solutions to strengthen the nation’s leadership in key areas of science; increase the availability of clean, abundant energy; restore and protect the environment; and contribute to national security.

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