Fermilab
3.8 of 5 50 reviews
www.fnal.gov Batavia, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Fermilab Reviews in Batavia, IL

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.9 27 reviews

                             

65% Approve of the CEO

Fermilab Director Piermaria J. Oddone

Piermaria J. Oddone

(17 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Working hard during difficult budget times

    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Former Employee)
    Batavia, IL

    ProsThe benefits and time off are great. It is also really fun to be around so many smart people. It is still the center of the particle physics community in the United States.

    ConsThe lab as been a bit scattered in its approach for a couple of years and is only now finding its footing with the new P5 report and director.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlways maintain a high, but achievable goals. I think in the past scientists have had lots of really wild ideas that have received far too much consideration. It is okay that they have wild ideas and that they discuss them, but at some point those ideas to be critically evaluated with and eye to reality.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fermi is like a family.

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    Batavia, IL

    ProsEveryone is more than respectful.

    ConsThe great cafe options are too convenient!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Batavia, IL

    ProsGreat interesting laboratory
    Does great work in particle physics

    ConsDidn't experience any negatives
    Was there for 10 weeks as an intern, very accomodating

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very nice family

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    Batavia, IL

    ProsDiversity is a wonderful thing.

    ConsParking can sometimes be full.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Intern (Former Employee)
    Batavia, IL

    ProsSmart people, good location, great support, you will learn a lot weather you like it or not, Bisons.

    Conscan be intimidating, long hours, funding can be difficult.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The diversity of employees is amazing and they are all treated with dignity and respect.

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    Batavia, IL

    ProsEveryone works together as one team.

    ConsThe only downside is that there may be government shutdowns.

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    Great atmosphere to learn!

    Engineering Associate (Former Employee)
    Batavia, IL

    ProsThere are a lot of knowledgeable people who are willing to share their knowledge. Great quality of life with plenty of opportunities to socialize with coworkers.

    ConsCan be boring if you are not a self starter type of person. Since Fermi falls under the Dept of Energy, their hiring/ staffing needs are very political causing them to suffer a cutback in staffing lately.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The experience working at Fermilab is amazing

    Visiting Computer Scientist (Current Employee)
    Batavia, IL

    ProsThe working environment is quite comfortable and colleagues are friendly. Work hours are flexible.

    ConsI don't have any dissatisfactions to Fermilab. It will be unforgettable in my whole life.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to start

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Batavia, IL

    ProsGreat resume builder for future career, good place to be.

    ConsDOE and University of Chicago are cutting funding and people are moving to CERN in

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Batavia, IL

    Prosi love the location and work atmosphere

    Conseasy to get lost in tons of coding

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    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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