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I am proud to be an Sandian.

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Appointee  in  Livermore, CA
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Appointee in Livermore, CA

I have been working at Sandia

Pros

Getting to work closely with internationally recognized scientists. Plenty of opportunities for collaborations. Great balance between life and work. State-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation.

Cons

Not many opportunities for a postdoc researcher to write research proposals. As a result, many postdoc researcher get no clue how to get their research funded at the time when they are looking to advance into a faculty position.

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    The Laboratories Best Days are Behind Them

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Analyst in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Sandia

    Pros

    If you're in the right place, the lab can be a very exciting place to be.
    New Mexico is beautiful.
    Facilities have greatly improved. Offices are generally nice.
    Very high level of job security.
    Work pace is what you make it.

    Cons

    Highly distrustful relationship between our customer, DOE, and the laboratory.
    Don't apply unless you're an engineer.
    EEO goes far beyond the law.
    Many co-workers are unhappy people..causes lots of emotional stress at the workplace.
    Benefits are being seriously reduced at the end of the year.
    Security clearances are required, personal, and intrusive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management sets a tone of being very out of touch. Takes an overly simplistic approach to big issues facing the labs. Initiative is not rewarded.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Sandia National Labs is a good place to work

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Appointee  in  Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Appointee in Livermore, CA

    I have been working at Sandia

    Pros

    there are true scientists here.
    the equipments are really good.
    plenty of funding
    well balance between life and work
    very good administration

    Cons

    sometimes really slow because of bureaucracy
    less research freedom than a university has
    cannot have graduate students making research less active

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If postdoctoral employees can purchase what they need, they can speed up the research progress. Some of technologists are not doing their job.

    Recommends
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