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Decent pay, but very hard to get anything substantial accomplished

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Former Employee - Undergraduate Intern  in  Los Alamos, NM
Former Employee - Undergraduate Intern in Los Alamos, NM

I worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory as an intern for more than 5 years

Pros

Good pay and job security and good if you are a scientist. There are lots of different types of work if you qualify for them, so you can move around if you get bored.

Cons

Los Alamos is a boring town with very little to do and has created a very strange corporate culture. The lab is large, unwieldy, and generally mismanaged. Not good for non-scientists.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Professionally stunted, taken advantage of

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    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 for more than a 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
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    Huge learning experience

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    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 for 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
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