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If you don't bet your future for a conversion, it is a great place to work with some top scientists.

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow

I have been working at Los Alamos National Laboratory full-time

Pros

Top scientists in almost every science subject; excellent salary and benefits, low crime, close to nature.

Cons

isolated area, in convenience to travel to major cities; need to align your research with DOE mission; less chance to establish connections in academia world.

106 Other Employee Reviews for Los Alamos National Laboratory (View Most Recent)

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    A great place to work until 2008.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Alamos, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Alamos, NM

    I worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Generally Stable
    Breadth of technical experiences
    A large range of interesting research
    bright scientists and engineers
    Outdoor sports opportunities
    no traffic

    Cons

    Very few entry level positions filled in past 10 years
    Advancement opportunities limited
    Not very diverse
    Nuclear weapons work makes you unpopular in Santa Fe
    Not very many people around. Dating is poor unless you are female

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managements duty is to make money for their private company by meeting DOE goals. Management does not do a very good job of producing results for customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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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
    No opinion of CEO
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