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National Renewable Energy Lab Benefits

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  • Jun 22, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Scientist in Golden, Colorado

    Pension plus 403B (non-profit version of 401K)

  • May 21, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Golden, Colorado

    Policies regarding time off are fairly flexible and managers tend to be very understanding. The insurance policies are pretty comprehensive and favorable. The retirement packages could be better and the pension takes a long time to get vested.

  • Apr 26, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Intern in Golden, Colorado

    Interns get medical dental and vision insurance even at part time. Great benefits.

  • 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.

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