Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Los Alamos National Laboratory Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
107 Reviews
3.4
107 Reviews
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Los Alamos National Laboratory Director & President Charles McMillan
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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)

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  1.  

    Great company to work for!!

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Laidback workplace
    People are friendly
    Good management

    Cons

    No cons about working here all around excellent company

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The mission is compelling

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Alamos National Laboratory full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people committed to important work

    Cons

    Constrained government funding makes long-range planning difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory

    Pros

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

    Cons

    If 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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  5.  

    summer intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory

    Pros

    good salary, know genius people

    Cons

    no entertainment, kind of dry there

  6.  

    Amazing place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate  in  Los Alamos, NM
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Los Alamos, NM

    I have been working at Los Alamos National Laboratory full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    LANL provides for an exciting and cutting edge research environment!

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place for a Summer Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Fellow  in  Los Alamos, NM
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Los Alamos, NM

    I worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory as an intern for less than a year

    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!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Summer Intern at LANL

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Intern  in  White Rock, NM
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in White Rock, NM

    I have been working at Los Alamos National Laboratory part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Alamos National Laboratory

    Pros

    Many positions have good job security

    Cons

    Lots of rules and regulations to follow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    postdoc work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Los Alamos National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    great scientists, high salary for a postdoc job

    Cons

    far away from large city

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Educative summer with smartest guys in the world

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Los Alamos, NM
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Los Alamos, NM

    I have been working at Los Alamos National Laboratory as an intern

    Pros

    Team work, educative, open to discuss

    Cons

    Altitude is too high, weather is too dry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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