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Good place to work if you are stably funded

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Current Employee - Staff Scientist  in  Los Alamos, NM
Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Los Alamos, NM

I have been working at Los Alamos National Laboratory full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Good location, research environment, good weather, good school, safe

Cons

Constantly looking for funding, too much management

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A weird science bubble, lovely setting.

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate  in  Los Alamos, NM
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Los Alamos, NM

    I worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loved 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).

    Cons

    Scientifically 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 ManagementAdvice

    Expand and diversify LANL's portfolio of science. Advertise the postdoc salaries and you'd get more interest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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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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