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Great Science opportunities.

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Lemont, IL
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Lemont, IL

I have been working at Argonne National Laboratory as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

Freedom to do research. No teaching obligation.

Cons

Funding can be unpredictable since it is project based. Not much interaction with students.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More interaction with universities.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent science and great people

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    Former Employee - Scientist  in  Darien, IL
    Former Employee - Scientist in Darien, IL

    I worked at Argonne National Laboratory full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits. Have never being in a place with such a generous benefits package.
    One of the best places to conduct research in the world.
    Beautiful sorrounfings
    Easy commute as you come against traffic
    Free parking

    Cons

    Old buildings; share offices sometimes with 3 people.
    No tenure. If you loss funding, you are out no matter how much you contributed to the institution.
    Promotion system is terrible. All depends on which department you work at and who is your supervisor.
    No feeling of appreciation
    Bonuses given to just a few and mainly the same people
    Possibilities to move up are only good if you are support, not a scientist of engineer

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    Choose the right division directors, team leaders and group leaders. Not everyone is up for the task
    Accountability is not a word at Argonne. Reinforce at all levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work, but start looking out for after 1yr

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral  in  Lemont, IL
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Lemont, IL

    I have been working at Argonne National Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to work with good work/life balance and lots of smart people around to talk to. Great place to do good research.

    Cons

    Management does not help you in anyway with your career at Argonne. Funding situation ia always up and down. So advice is to get a post-doc experience for a year and immediately start looking out for after the first year. Internatinal candidates will have to wisely use their OPT period, else, they will be caught in the limbo of non-profit H1 and unless you have your own funding, survival is very tough.

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