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Not Great and Not Horrible

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Livermore, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA

I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

- Excellent health/retirement benefits
- Salary OK
- Tuition assistance (with approved application)
- Variety of projects to work on

Cons

- top-heavy on management
- have surprisingly seen males condescend to females in various settings especially around knowledge/experience
- incompetent managers promoted based on politics/managing up/networking/longevity rather than proven skills and experience
- a lot of infighting between groups for resources and budget, internally competitive environment, management groups hostile and negative toward each other

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- base promotion on proven skills, in-depth experience, true management skills rather than on longevity or the buddy system
- clean up middle management, remove incompetent managers from positions where they do harm
- promote a culture of working together, remove factors that promote infighting for resources
- focus on fostering/training project management skills

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    Pleasant life/work balance

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    Current Employee - Systems and Network Senior Associate  in  Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Systems and Network Senior Associate in Livermore, CA

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

    Pros

    Good retirement compensation (401K, 9.5%-11.5% contribution of pre-tax salary) Many projects to work on. Some are very fascinating. Very relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Far-too relaxed environment. Very federated. Groups working at cross-purposes. Poor career advancement by way of committees of people that don't know you, strange.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are far too many of you. Get out of the way. Seek the expertise of your employees.

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    Very good for student internships and fellowships

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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

    The SEGRF and LSP fellowship programs at LLNL compensate well, and are great for students that want to pursue large-scale research problems.

    Cons

    Working with classified materials can be an difficult for student-employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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