Uchicago Argonne

www.uchicagoargonnellc.org
Unclaimed Profile
Add Review
There are newer employer reviews for Uchicago Argonne

Independence, high quality research facilities, the pace of work is slow

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Director's Postdoctoral Fellow in Lemont, IL
Current Employee - Director's Postdoctoral Fellow in Lemont, IL

I have been working at Uchicago Argonne

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent compensation and benefits package as compared to similar organizations. The advantage of living in a suburb near Chicago. High quality life. Excellent research facilities and people are generally very helpful towards post-docs. Overall a good place to make a lifelong career if you can find a permanent position.

Cons

Pace of work is slow mainly because of the amount of paperwork involved. No clear guidance on transition to a permanent position. Many times you have to generate your own work otherwise you can be here for two years and have nothing to show for it.

Advice to Management

Please make an effort to provide clear career guidance to new post-docs. The post-doctoral programs office does it but they have limited leverage. Post-docs need to hear it from their supervisors.

reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  1. Turnover and office politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lemont, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lemont, IL

    I worked at Uchicago Argonne full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great health benefits. Decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Managment was fine to good until they brought in a "house cleaner" who hasn't been able to keep a coherent team together since laying of a very high percent of their direct reports. People start and then keep leaving, and any positive perception that Argonne staff had seems to have disappeared.

  2. Helpful (1)

    A nice employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Uchicago Argonne

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice people there. They are all very enthusiastic, kind and helping. The facilities are very good too. Funding is also not hard to get. Definitely a very good place to do research.

    Cons

    It is a bit far from the city. And too much traffic going back and forth. Not many activities going on around there.

    Advice to Management

    More activities, changing types of food in the cafeteria. More opportunities for people to get to know each other and more buildings.

There are newer employer reviews for Uchicago Argonne

Work at Uchicago Argonne? Share Your Experiences

Uchicago Argonne

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.