Oak Ridge National Laboratory
3.7 of 5 76 reviews
www.ornl.gov Oak Ridge, TN 1000 to 5000 Employees

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It's luck of the draw getting onto a good research project

Research Intern (Current Employee)
Oak Ridge, TN

Pros- flexible hours (get in 8 hrs a day but there is no specific time-frame you must be here)
- plenty of great resources and facilities to aid in research

Cons- lots of bureaucracy
- most people worried about funding more than research

Advice to Senior ManagementHire a better PR team and maybe you wouldn't have to worry about funding so much.
Everyone and their mother knows what the latest cool/amazing work that is being done a Google,MIT,etc...I work here and I haven't heard about ANY exciting research from oak ridge.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory


    Pros: Commitment to community resilience -- a very good cause Cons: Worked tied to a DHS earmark, so sustained funding has… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Technical stovepipes are productive but self serving.

    Staff Scientist (Current Employee)
    Oak Ridge, TN

    I have been working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory


    Pros: ORNL is DOE/SC's largest open science lab, with emphases on high performance computing, neutron sources, bioenergy, nanotechnology, and other sciences. It is currently managed by… Cons: ORNL is required to be aligned with the DOE mission. This often causes major program development at the lab to be 'on hold' until support… Advice to Senior Management: ORNL does a good job in developing its identified technical programs, but it does a poor job in thinking outside… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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