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National Renewable Energy Lab Benefits

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  • Apr 21, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Engineer in Golden, Colorado

    Great medical, dental benefits and overall compensation.

  • Jul 06, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Engineer in Boulder, Colorado

    ESL is a joke and you have to use all of your PTO. My child was sick I had to take FMLA and then my husband needed help and I wasn't aloud to use my ESL again so I had to take unpaid leave. They claim to have work/life balance but don't actually implement it.

  • May 18, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Communications in Golden, Colorado

    Solid choice of insurance types, optional pension, flex time and the chance to work from home one day per week.

  • May 04, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Energy Analyst in Golden, Colorado

    Skimpy maternity leave compared to other companies.

  • Feb 12, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Golden, Colorado

    Top notch benefits including pension plan (vested after 5 years). Top notch benefits. NREL offers a 403B plan rather than a 401K. Another benefit relates to work environment itself: i.e., NREL is in a scenic location. One of the main building on campus, the Research Support Facility (RSF), is an award winning building (google it for details).

  • Jul 07, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Golden, Colorado

    benefit is good, but not very competitive.

  • May 06, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Golden, Colorado

    Very comprehensive benefits package with excellent employee rates.

  • May 05, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Business Support in Golden, Colorado

    All benefits seem to be pretty standard (401k, health, dental, PTO, sick leave) as what other companies I've worked for offer. However, the tuition reimbursement seems to cover a higher dollar amount per calendar that what I've seen working for other companies. Folks are pretty flexible with your work schedule and the need to take time off. This makes the work/life balance nice.

  • Mar 17, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Golden, Colorado

    Health insurance is well priced and comprehensive. Company offers competitive 403b and a pension with tenure.

  • Jan 18, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Golden, Colorado

    Best thing is that NREL offers fairly flexible work schedules and the option to work from home. The worst thing is that we are a Federal contractor yet do not get all Federal holidays off. We do get 2 floating holidays, but those still don't equate to all the Federal holidays.

Benefits Summary


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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • CheckmarkHealth Insurance (15)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupational Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • CheckmarkPension Plan (16)
  • 401K Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

  • CheckmarkMaternity & Paternity Leave (16)
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

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