Argonne National Laboratory

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Great place to work, good colleagues, flexible, and interesting work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Engineer in Lemont, IL
Current Employee - Engineer in Lemont, IL

I have been working at Argonne National Laboratory full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

- Great benefits, full medical, dental, vacation, retirement, tuition reimbursement, etc..
- Flexibility in projects.
- Many knowledgeable people and helpful.
- Some technician and engineering staff are hard working and good to interact with.
- Equipment mostly up to date.
- Most projects are interesting and fun.

Cons

- Limited room for advancement.
- Promotions mostly based on who you know, politics, not merit.
- Favoritism to individuals with a "Phd."
- Some technician and engineering staff are lazy. No initiative. Union-based staff are not subject to review.
- Some individuals with higher level pay grades do not perform at that level.
- Some upper management is rude, arrogant, and not appreciative.
- Very, very political.
- Bureaucratic practices inhibit development.
- Every year, funding is an issue. (Will I have a job?).
- One must be careful to whom they confide in (there are snitches.)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Get a clue to what is*really* going on and who is *really* doing the work.
- Group leaders to be involved with group. Stop favoritism.
- Respect and loyalty are earned.
- Stop accommodating stats in performance appraisals, i.e. x amount of people have to be ___.
- Stop the "control" issues and using others to promote your own career.
- Provide direction and don't leave it to the individual to always find work.

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Neutral Outlook

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    Nice place to work with great colleagues and interesting work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Scientist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Argonne National Laboratory full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Lots of smart people.
    - Lots of flexibility in picking projects to work on

    Cons

    - Compensation OK compared to other research labs, but a big gap with private industry.
    - Salary freeze for the last couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Try to work on getting better compensation for employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    good generally , good for conducting research

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Summer Research Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Summer Research Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Argonne National Laboratory as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    a lot of resources, and you need network to succeed

    Cons

    no much freedom, you need to really cooperate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    so far so good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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