SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

www.slac.stanford.edu
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Rewarding and educational academic and scientific environment

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Current Employee - Manager, Operational Support Area in Menlo Park, CA
Current Employee - Manager, Operational Support Area in Menlo Park, CA

I have been working at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Wonderful, friendly, brilliant, helpful people. Challenging, interesting work for all. Attachment to important mission. Stanford caliber research. Fabulous benefits and beautiful campus.

Cons

Frustrating, cumbersome, lengthy administrative processes create roadblocks for scientists and research. Employees need to be enabled and empowered to use ingenuity/creativity/brilliance to do their jobs. SLAC can be even more amazing!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sr. Management needs to find its identity as a team and it's way to effectively support the important science, scientists and support staff. Employees need to feel valued.

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Positive Outlook
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    Retro time machine technically, SLAC has a terrible Silicon Valley reputation.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Stanford benefits, prestige of Stanford sphere

    Cons

    Very petty interdepartmental feudalism, temperamental middle management martinets in charge. There were turf wars & lack of job security many employees, contractors as well as badged, were laid off when projects approached milestones of budgets came close to exhaustion so everyone is a short-timer. Gossipy environment, very unenlightened, antiquated corporate culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Modernize, clean house from the ground up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    AMAZING

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

    Pros

    Love it--HR, employees are all super efficient and answer any and all queries one may have. Some of the smartest people I've ever met

    Cons

    Parking can be a bit tricky and there's a lot of construction which can be a bit cumbersome--but I've seen much more difficult construction/parking

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