Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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2 people found this helpful  

LLNL is an overall good employer

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

I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Many opportunites to learn field specific methods and technology, great work life balance (no long hours plus flexible schedules including every other Friday off--9/80; great health culture--a lot of cycylist, runners even MMA!), Close to Home

Cons

Uncertainity around all budgets; a lot of restrictions but slowly this is changing (Can't take pictures anywhere, sometimes hard to took about work, Before couldn't do youtube or Facebook...now you can though); for being on the cutting edge of various technology sometimes the IT infrastructure is lacking (e.g. desktop computers on VMshare ware that sometimes creates problems...)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Best director was "Parney". We need someone like him that is honest and direct with his employees and has a sense of humor.

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Work-Life Balance = 5, Chance for advancement and raises = 0

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    • Culture & Values
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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Depending on the department you work in, flexible hours and a 9/80 schedule are big pluses.

    Cons

    Zero chance for advancement. People stay here for 35 years; many doing the same thing they were originally hired on to do. There is a great deal of favoritism by management. They know years in advance who they might promote if someone dies or retires. They will lead the other employees on letting them think they have a chance just so they won't quit. Raises are laughable and salary freezes are common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with your employees. Don't make them jump through hoops to try to get ahead and then laugh behind their backs at their futile efforts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful mission but...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mid Level Management
    Current Employee - Mid Level Management

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, exciting work, great place to live

    Cons

    Archaic approach to business; unbelievable stovepipes across the lab; "what's in it for me?"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start acting like one lab

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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