Lawrence Berkeley Lab

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Great Place to Work

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA

I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Collaborative environment. On the operations side, the lab works hard to try to stay up to date with industry, in spite of being a UC/DOE run entity. In terms of careers, successful individuals find their value and create worth through looking beyond immediate work.

Cons

Some of the science side of the lab has little or no value for operations and little interest in developing a peer relationship. Salary.

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    Working @ LBL

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at Lawrence Berkeley Lab part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very nice location: full of nature and it's just behind a quiet Berkeley residence area (north side of the campus). Frequent shuttle service so you don't need a car if you live in Berkeley area or don't mind commuting. Reasonably good pay as it is a national lab. Great machine/electronic shops with skilled engineers. Full of options to search for spare parts or NIM modules!

    Cons

    If you drive a car to your work, getting a parking space is a pain. You must come very early in the morning, and you cannot leave in mid-day because someone will take your spot...

    Recommends
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    Too much technology, too little science?

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cool work, big budgets. The lab has the potential to get the most out of graduate student researchers (its better when the division head is also a professor).

    Cons

    No clear vision for work, no freedom to find own way. Instead of allowing grad students to explore out of the way ideas, they are treated as cheap labor.

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    Better communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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