Brookhaven LAB

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Brookhaven LAB Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
80 Reviews
3.9
80 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good exposure to cutting edge research, and a good environment for scientific growth and publications (in 3 reviews)

  • Great benefits, quality of life balance (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Long Island is an expensive place to live (in 8 reviews)

  • And the cost of living in Long Island is surprisingly high (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Smart, dedicated co-workers, with typical government red tape and managment progressively less interested in community.

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    Current Employee - Scientific Associate III in Upton, NY
    Current Employee - Scientific Associate III in Upton, NY

    I have been working at Brookhaven LAB full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    dedication, impact, encourage personal growth, close to home

    Cons

    upper management, diminishing community spirity, govenment issues/dependence,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to community, prepare better choices

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great experience to get involved in large projects

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    Former Employee - SULI Intern in Upton, NY
    Former Employee - SULI Intern in Upton, NY

    I worked at Brookhaven LAB

    Pros

    As a intern, there weren't strict workday hours or a clock-in, clock-out. Great opportunities to learn about professional research on the federal scale.

    Cons

    Large campus makes getting around from the dorms to your work building a bit inconvenient if you don't have a car. Projects move very slowly due to reliance on federal funds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not entirely sure what the best way to improve is.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    good quality work, lots to learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Upton, NY
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Upton, NY

    I have been working at Brookhaven LAB full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    lot of smart people to work with

    Cons

    very far from city life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to have more services for employess such as shuttle to train station after 5 pm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ideal academic internship I had over 2 summers

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    Former Intern - PHYSICS in Upton, NY
    Former Intern - PHYSICS in Upton, NY

    I worked at Brookhaven LAB as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Forefront of pioneering research
    Summer housing was provided
    Network with hundreds of other interns and scientists
    Amazing tax free stipend in regular work week schedule

    Cons

    You can't go anywhere without a car since the laboratory is in the middle of nowhere. However, the lab tries to provide a regular bus to bring on-site interns and scientists to the train station and shopping mall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the internship program. It was an amazing experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Brookhaven provided a variety of internship opportunities and had people to help every step of the way.

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    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern

    I worked at Brookhaven LAB as an intern

    Pros

    Cutting edge research, hard working culture, hard work is rewarded, good name on resume, variety of projects to choose from

    Cons

    Pay is lower, experience is largely dependent on group leaders, internal politics influence the workforce a lot as well, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more transparency, clearer goals and meetings, integrate management and researchers more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brookhaven LAB

    Pros

    Friendly people, relaxed working enviroment

    Cons

    food service is terrible, the location is far from most places

  8.  

    This was a great experience for me.

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in Upton, NY
    Former Intern - Research Intern in Upton, NY

    I worked at Brookhaven LAB as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The scientists are very nice and helpful. The postdocs are always willing to help you with your research if you get stuck. You can tell that everyone who works here enjoys being here and are very passionate about what they do. You get to work with world-class scientists and with state of the art equipment on some of the most important scientific problems. The atmosphere in the workplace is nice as well and they don't keep track of your seconds like other places.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any cons. This is a great place to work if you want to go into scientific research

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Experience was not bad but pay is not competitive

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    Former Intern - N/A in Upton, NY
    Former Intern - N/A in Upton, NY

    I worked at Brookhaven LAB as an intern

    Pros

    Hardcore engineering happens at this company if you enjoy doing actual engineering

    Cons

    the pay is not competitive to say the least. If money does not matter then this company would be an outstanding employer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your guys

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    envigorating

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    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Upton, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Specialist in Upton, NY

    I worked at Brookhaven LAB full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    very good place to work.

    Cons

    that as a contractor you will be layed off after project is finished.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    High School Research Program

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - High School Research Program in Upton, NY
    Former Intern - High School Research Program in Upton, NY

    I worked at Brookhaven LAB as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    fun program, great people to work with, project was interesting, great place to work, looks good on resume

    Cons

    don't get to choose what you work on, lack of project variety, they don't seem to care much about the final result of your project or if it is going well, food is terrible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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