Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Professionally stunted, taken advantage of

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Network Security Engineer in Los Alamos, NM
Current Employee - Network Security Engineer in Los Alamos, NM

I have been working at Los Alamos National Laboratory full-time (more than an year)

Pros

The lab has excellent benefits and provides a good work/life balance, but their salaries are hardly competitive--particularly if you are a student being converted into a full-time staff member.

Cons

Slow-moving, very behind the curve, extremely political. There is too much focus on hyper-specialization and not enough on being a generalist when it comes to support staff.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Care more about talent.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Post Baccalaureate in Los Alamos, NM
    Current Employee - Post Baccalaureate in Los Alamos, NM

    I have been working at Los Alamos National Laboratory as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are great networking opportunities

    Cons

    Must have at least a Master's Degree to progress in the company.

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    Huge learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Los Alamos, NM
    Current Employee - Subcontract Administrator in Los Alamos, NM

    I have been working at Los Alamos National Laboratory full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    LANL is a government facility so it offers a great learning landscape. It is located in a beautiful area. It is possible to eliminate commuting from your life here. Los Alamos is a small town with a very forward way of thinking. It offers stable employment for professionals.

    Cons

    Because it's government work, it is orchestrated by several different agencies so is very frustrating. From a Procurement point of view, the work is very cumbersome and overly detailed. Communication is difficult because the facility encompasses 22 square miles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bechtel needs to stop trying to think of this facility as a "Project". It isn't one. Management needs to stop doing risk avoidance and start doing risk assessment.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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