Fermilab
3.8 of 5 49 reviews
www.fnal.gov Batavia, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Fermilab Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2014
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3.8 49 reviews

                             

73% Approve of the CEO

Fermilab Director Piermaria J. Oddone

Piermaria J. Oddone

(22 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Inspiring

    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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    SIST Intern 2011

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBest Internship for an Stem major!
    (05/2011 - 08/2011)​Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory ‘FNAL’
    ● Learned the functionality of a cryogenic ionization chamber beam loss monitor systems (BLMs)
    ● .Designed the initial schematics design extension for the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) used for the recollection of data from the BLMs.
    ● Analyzed data from the BLMs and simulated data from oscilloscopes to verify the functionality of the FPGA.

    ConsIt's hard to receive funding, but Dianne Engram and the entire committee always manage to give us at least 3 spots.

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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 first experience

    Guest Engineer (Current Employee)

    Proshuman relations, everyone is really friendly and ready to help you....

    Consin this period some funds problems

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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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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Batavia, IL

    Prosi love the location and work atmosphere

    Conseasy to get lost in tons of coding

    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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    Management arrogance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsA few dedicated scientists pushing the edge of technogy

    ConsA lot of waste of public money

    Advice to Senior ManagementRoot out the nepotism/playing favorites to advance one's own career

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    it opened up a whole new specialty to me

    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Batavia, IL

    Prosideal scientific environment, independence, easy access to the site, lots of career opportunities through volunteering, international scope, easy access to frontier knowledge in the field, easy personal access to leaders of the field, healthy lifestyle environment

    Consdependence on the intricacies of government funding, conventional facilities becoming outdated, not commercially oriented, large overheads, few continuing jobs, mostly short-term jobs

    Advice to Senior Managementbe more outspoken about the impact of the field on the society

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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