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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Pros

higher postdoc salary than universities

Cons

postdoc is not a real job

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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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