Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Los Alamos National Laboratory Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.4 105 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director & President Charles McMillan

Charles McMillan

(43 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fantastic work life balance, secure and stable funding in most areas(in 10 reviews)

  • Good pay and some of the benefits(in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • too much red tape, bloated management, oversight and mistrust(in 7 reviews)

  • Upper management lost in terms of helping the employee(in 7 reviews)

105 Employee Reviews
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    Great company to work for!!

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible hours
    Laidback workplace
    People are friendly
    Good management

    ConsNo cons about working here all around excellent company

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    The mission is compelling

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people committed to important work

    ConsConstrained government funding makes long-range planning difficult.

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

     

    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTalented/smart colleagues. Lots of opportunities to learn. People work hard and play hard.

    ConsIf you have a family, it might be hard for your spouse to find a job there unless he/she has right skills for the lab.

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    summer intern

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood salary, know genius people

    Consno entertainment, kind of dry there

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    Amazing place to work

    Research Associate (Current Employee) Los Alamos, NM

    ProsLANL provides for an exciting and cutting edge research environment!

    ConsLos Alamos is a bit of a boring town, but Santa Fe is great

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place for a Summer Experience

    Research Fellow (Former Employee) Los Alamos, NM

    Pros- Experienced mentors
    - Coworkers with varied backgrounds
    - Access to amazing technologies
    - Patient and knowledgeable supervisors

    Cons- With so many PhD's, it can be very overwhelming to summer students working on their bachelor's degree. However at the same time it is a great chance to network and learn about possible career paths!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Summer Intern at LANL

    Summer Intern (Current Employee) White Rock, NM

    ProsThis a premier laboratory and it is a great place to maintain a career and it has many opportunities to develop. The area of NM is beautiful and throughout the various TAs the people are wonderful. This was my favorite government site that I have ever worked with.

    ConsThe Los Alamos/White Rock area is full of great people and scenery, but it is kind of boring to live in if you are 18-30. Many people commute from Sante Fe. However, it is not a long drive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHonestly, LANL is a wonderful place. One observation may be to invite more companies in a career fair type atmosphere for college interns.

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

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    Very good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMany positions have good job security

    ConsLots of rules and regulations to follow

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    postdoc work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat scientists, high salary for a postdoc job

    Consfar away from large city

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Educative summer with smartest guys in the world

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Los Alamos, NM

    ProsTeam work, educative, open to discuss

    ConsAltitude is too high, weather is too dry

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

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