Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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A nice place to work.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Computer Scientist  in  Livermore, CA
Current Employee - Computer Scientist in Livermore, CA

Pros

The best part of working for LLNL are the smart Co-workers. It's a pleasure to work with really brilliant people that want to help.

LLNL also provides a sane work-life balance. They expect you to work hard while you are there but at 5:00 you should go home and live you life. If you have a family or a life outside of work this is a good place to work.

Cons

LLNL is slow to change. While this consistency is sometimes a virtue at other times it will drive you crazy. There is just too much management. This layers of management tend to make policies that stifle innovation and efficiency.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reduce the red tape and the amount of management.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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Other reviews for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Changed a lot over the years

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrator  in  Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Administrator in Livermore, CA

    Pros

    Ability to change careers, benefits, competitive salary, exercise classes/facilities.

    Cons

    Management stifles upward movement, salary freeze, inconsistent promotion of worklife balance across the Lab.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Great and Not Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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