Los Alamos National Laboratory
3.5 of 5 97 reviews
www.lanl.gov Los Alamos, NM 5000+ Employees

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A weird science bubble, lovely setting.

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Former Employee)
Los Alamos, NM

ProsLoved living in northen NM. Los Alamos as a town is not great, but Santa Fe is within commuting distance and is awesome. The pay - as a postdoc - is much better than what you'd get in academia. And the hours are more normal (for security reasons, you don't work much nights and weekends).

ConsScientifically isolated. And it is quite possibly a dying laboratory, unless it re-forms itself into a lab focused on the 21st century, not the 20th (i.e., replace its nuclear weapons work with stuff on clean energy).

Advice to Senior ManagementExpand and diversify LANL's portfolio of science. Advertise the postdoc salaries and you'd get more interest.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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.

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee)

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


    Pros: Top scientists in almost every science subject; excellent salary and… Cons: isolated area, in convenience to travel to major cities; need to align… More
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    A great place to work until 2008.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    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… Cons: Very few entry level positions filled in past 10 years Advancement opportunities limited Not very diverse Nuclear weapons work… Advice to Senior Management: Managements duty is to make money for their private company by meeting DOE… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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