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Great portal for access to many brilliant people and projects

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

I worked at Lawrence Berkeley Lab part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

They have pretty good benefits and good internal administration. They have an abundance of projects and opportunities for you to seek out in case you want to do any career movement. The pay is pretty good, especially if you can start working here as a student and work your way up.

Cons

The independent labs are pretty far apart and due to the nature of some projects, things can be a little hush-hush. They could instill more sense of community since so many people are employed here.

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    Buried in bureacracy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, unreal job security

    Cons

    Way too much effort trying to reinvent processes which only adds more processes. Rather unprofessional Finance groups...long tenured employees are not open to any ideas. Mid-management is way too comfortable, incredibly gossipy, believers in intimidation tactics and employees are managed more by arriving and leaving on time, than their performance. No career mentoring. Thinking seems to be you stay in the job where you were hired until retirement.

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    Think about centralizing finance processes and polices (eliminate the total recharge model) and consider massive finance lay-offs that would save our government millions....

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    SULI Internship

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    Current Employee - SULI Intern  in  Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - SULI Intern in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Awesome location - Berkeley is AMAZING
    -Easy access to the city (San Francisco)
    -The internship coordinators are awesome and they have a very organized and fun program
    -Meet tons of other interns and develop meaningful relationships
    -Work on a project that has an actual significance
    -It was a very satisfying and rewarding experience
    -The culture is awesome up at the lab -- people are open and welcoming
    -Mentorship opportunities or almost limitless, whether they be formal or informal, or whether that mentor is a person in your lab or outside of your lab

    Cons

    You may be placed in a project that may not particularly interest you but it is usually something that suits your skills. The coordinators are also willing to work it through with you

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