Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA

I worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Pros

good pay
world class scientific resources
good cafeterias
plenty of interesting people
ability to help solve the nation's problems
good pay

Cons

Poor management, the overhead makes it hard to bring outside funding in
too many managers and support staff
run-down buildings
way to security and safety

Advice to ManagementAdvice

decisions should be made by scientists, lay off half the managers

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    If you don't manage money you will be treated poorly.

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Livermore, CA

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

    Pros

    Research can be very interesting. Opportunities to publish. Many of the people are excellent. Resources for research are hard to beat. Extremely flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    You will be punished during rankings if you don't manage money and people. One to N ranking system is terrible. Old people who don't contribute have access to funds through good old boys network and use this to beat up others. Always in competition with fellow employees. Only proffessional kissups will succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unleash researchers from project managers by getting rid of how people bill hours. Although LLNL is set up as a research institution, over emphasise on becoming a manager or managing money limits scientific output

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    The science is great but the management/leadership leaves a lot to be desired

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    Current Employee - Physicist in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Physicist in Livermore, CA

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to do scientific research

    Cons

    Lots of administrative and management impediments to getting things done

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