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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Benefits

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The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) cares about its employees, and this is evident through the abundance of benefits—both tangible and intangible—available to each individual.


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  • 401K Plan  (32 comments)

    “401k match at 6 percent with Fidelity. Good match compared to other companies in the area”

  • Health Insurance  (20 comments)

    “Kaiser Permanente health insurance was one of the health plans, and the cost was incredibly low compared to most other employers.”

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off  (17 comments)

    “Receiving 3 weeks paid time off once hired is excellent, though you wait 10 years for 3 more days off! Company encourages staff to vacation, but some...”

  • Jun 11, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Senior Process Engineer in Livermore, California

    Several health care plans allow one to select a plan that best fits their circumstances. The pensions for employees of at least 10 years remain fully funded, but regrettably new employees are not eligible for pension benefits.

  • Apr 28, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Data Scientist in Livermore, California

    Fairly comprehensive benefits package but pension plan is no longer offered.

  • Apr 23, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Research Scientist in Livermore, California

    not so good health care

  • Apr 05, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Contract Analyst in Livermore, California

    Good benefits includes legal, kaiser, and other benefits. 401k match and special discount events.

  • Mar 23, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Physicist in Livermore, California

    The 6% match for 401K is great!

  • Mar 23, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Contract Analyst in Livermore, California

    The benefits are very good, excellent 401K matching, free eye and dental insurance and low cost Kaiser health insurance. 3 weeks of vacation a year plus separate sick leave time. Salary could be better, but in line with what the private sector offers.

  • Feb 22, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Postdoctoral Research Staff Member in Livermore, California

    401K is so good because there are no bonuses awarded. LLNL gives 3.5% of your salary irregardless of what you put in. Then they match up to 6% of what you put in. So if you put in 6%, they put in 9.5% for a total of 15.5% of your salary each year. You can choose Roth, pre-tax (taxed when take out, not put in), or post-tax (taxed now, can take out before retirement or big life event).

  • Jan 24, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Livermore, California

    Best: vested immediately - 6% match 100% plus additional 3.5% from employer. Every other Friday off. 15 days of vacation for first year.

  • Feb 24, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Livermore, California

    No pension even though we work for DOE!

  • Jan 04, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Livermore, California

    Health Insurance through Kaiser was very affordable and good care. Vacation days accumulated separate from sick days. There was excellent paternity leave available through the employer and state.

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