Lawrence Berkeley Lab

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Wonderful pure research environment

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Current Employee - Physicist Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Physicist Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA

I have been working at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Colleagues and mentors that are world leaders in their field. Top-notch administrative and technical support for any problems you need help with. You can focus almost solely on research, however, there is an excellent opportunity to mentor graduate students and exceptional undergraduates from UC-Berkeley, and they're among the brightest students in the world.

Cons

Due to DOE funding structure, certain papers may need to focus on something that fits well in that structure, and doesn't necessarily match your final interests in the paper. Very difficult to transition from postdoc to more permanent position. INSANELY expensive cost of living. Housing costs are going up way faster than salaries.

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    Awesome environment, smart and friendly colleagues.

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    Former Employee - Project Scientist (Materials Science) in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Project Scientist (Materials Science) in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at Lawrence Berkeley Lab full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities. I had the chance to work with really smart people that were always willing to share their knowledge and expertise and to collaborate.

    Cons

    The only thing I have to complain about is the absence of an on-site daycare facility. Considering the size of LBNL, it would be extremely useful.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to work for a graduate student, experience depends on your supervisor

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Student Researcher in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at Lawrence Berkeley Lab part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The laboratories and building are nice.
    My co-workers are wonderful and collaboration is everywhere.
    The research is very interesting.

    Cons

    parking is awful
    the safety division is overbearing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a common sense division to reign in the safety division.

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