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Good work place. Bad location.

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Batavia, IL
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Batavia, IL

I have been working at Fermilab full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Fermilab is a good place to work. They don't pay very well for scientists but the work environment is very good. The daycare center is excellent and reasonably affordable.

You can buy a house out here for cheap if you don't mind the boring suburbs.

Cons

The burbs are boring especially for young people and ever mort especially for single people.

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    Research Lab turned to administrative office. Administrative levels grow up, but research result are NOT.

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    Current Employee - Applications Development & Systems Analyst in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Applications Development & Systems Analyst in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at Fermilab

    Pros

    Good people (scientists) and discussions with them are attractive, but the number of them getting smaller.

    Cons

    To many unnecessary approvals will be needed to make something useful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cannot approve which you don't understand. Trust professionals and Lab will be Ok.

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    A gorgeous place for geeks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batavia, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Batavia, IL

    I worked at Fermilab

    Pros

    Research at its best. You get to work with some of the most talented and learned people in the field. And on some nerdy stuff.
    You get to use some of the most hi-tech stuff ever!
    It's a huge lab, and it's gorgeous! Forests, huge lakes, deers, horses, buffalos!
    If you love science, you will love this place.
    Very relaxed, flexible work hours!
    You love biking? One of the best bike trails!
    Very friendly people! Quite a few lab parties, potlucks! And activities!

    Cons

    Of course if you work for a national lab, you don't make as much as in industry! But it's decent. Plus suburb is cheap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to more research options.
    Budget related stuff take forever.
    Papers take forever to be signed.

    Recommends
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