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Excellent environment to work in surrounded by a diverse collection of scientific talent.

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Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  Berkeley, CA
Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA

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

Pros

High level or research and discourse. Excellent facilities to carry out a research plan. Small, walkable campus (assuming you can handle hills) makes collaboration easier. Proximity to the UC Berkeley campus also allows for strong collaborations with faculty on campus. Lab bus system makes the city of Berkeley very accessible, and run reliably enough to rely on as a primary mode of commute transportation.

Cons

A bit too tied to government money, making funding very volatile. There are increasingly less DOE-funded positions, making most researchers tied to soft money, making it difficult to have a career-length outlook. Space can also be an issue depending on division, and is not evenly distributed across divisions and groups.

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    Research Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lawrence Berkeley Lab

    Pros

    Good pay, great people: the employees are generally very grateful to be at LBNL and they share that passion with the people around them. Excellent work opportunities: some of the most cutting edge research is performed here, the projects you find yourself involved in are hard to match elsewhere.

    Cons

    Individuals without phd's are not valued much by the organization. The career structure of the lab is targeted towards advanced degrees and it does not provide much room for advancement for those with only a Bachelors degree.

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    Boring work yet great work environment and inspiring people

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

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

    Pros

    work with brilliant people, great pay, flexibility

    Cons

    sometimes the work was boring, standard administrative job

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