Working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | Glassdoor

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Overview

Livermore, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
1952
Government
Federal Agencies
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
For more than 65 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

Livermore’s defining responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s ... Read more

Mission: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security through development and application of world-class science and technology to:

-Enhance the nation’s defense;
-Reduce the global ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#24)

Company Updates

  • Starting to apply for internships? We provide access to groundbreaking tech and an opportunity to make a tangible difference in the world. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQUc3

    Learn more about our internships at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQUcb.

  • Sierra reaches higher altitudes, takes No. 2 spot on list of world's fastest supercomputers!

    http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQJPN

See AllSee All

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Video

Provided by employer [?]

Loading...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – Why Work For Us?


Welcome to the ultimate challenge

You will be expected to work with the brightest minds in science and engineering to solve some of the most challenging problems facing the nation using world-class research capabilities and tools.

Our Values
  • Ideas. Livermore is the “new ideas” laboratory, and we continue to aspire to intellectual leadership, originality, and audacity. We support an environment that encourages open exchange and critique. Ideas also improve operations and lead to new, better ways of doing business.
  • Impact. Innovation happens when new ideas have impact—on our mission, on people’s lives. Ultimately, our success depends on applying frontier science and technology, through disciplined engineering, to deliver solutions for—have impact on—our mission.
  • Integrity. We serve the public interest and act to sustain the public trust through transparency, honesty, and objectivity. We act ethically in our research activities, our business practices, and our interactions with each other. We are dedicated to collective success, and committed to safety and security as an integral part of the mission.
  • Inclusiveness. The challenges of our mission demand that we draw on the widest possible diversity of talents, thought, and experiences. To capitalize on the range of individual and diverse talents needed for mission success, we form and work in teams, characterized by mutual respect and support.
  • Zeal. It’s good to love what you do. We value enthusiasm for and commitment to the Lab’s mission. We have a “fire in the belly” to excel, lead, and change the world. And as an institution, the Lab will aspire to be a place where people can find fulfillment and love their work. 

Our Community

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is an involved member of the community, supporting a variety of educational programs, economic development initiatives and charitable activities.

  • Community Giving For 40 years, Lawrence Livermore employees have raised money to support more than 420 local charities and umbrella organizations in the greater Tri-Valley region. 
  • Discovery Center Teachers and students are invited to participate in Lawrence Livermore’s Fun With Science Field Trips, provided free of charge to local elementary schools.

  • Education Program The Science Education Program at Lawrence Livermore provides professional development instruction to in-service and pre-service teachers, as well as student enrichment opportunities.

  • Environment, Safety and Health Lawrence Livermore is committed to environmental stewardship and the protection of the health and safety of its employees, visitors and surrounding community.

  • Tours Community tours are free and open to the public, offering visitors a view into exciting, state-of-the-art research programs and facilities at Lawrence Livermore.

undefined

Groundbreaking science ... on a mission

For more than 65 years, we have used science and technology to make the world a safer place. We lead the nation in stockpile science and deliver innovative solutions for the nation's most challenging security problems.

Mission Areas

  • Biosecurity A distinguished track record in developing, deploying and delivering advanced biodefense capabilities.
  • Counterterrorism Preventing and mitigating potentially catastrophic incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-explosive materials.
  • Defense Supporting the Department of Defense as a preeminent innovative science and technology contributor.
  • Energy Advancing our nation's security through the production, development and deployment of energy resources and technology while understanding and reducing their environmental impacts.
  • Intelligence Providing timely, informed analytic and operational support as well as unique, science and technology support to a wide range of sponsors.
  • Nonproliferation A national resource for addressing nonproliferation challenges, noteworthy for developing innovative technical solutions.
  • Science Delivering scientific discoveries that position Lawrence Livermore researchers to solve pressing national security challenges.
  • Weapons Ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nuclear deterrent.

Program Areas

  • Global Security The Global Security Principal Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) applies multidisciplinary science and technology to anticipate, innovate and deliver responsive solutions to complex global security needs.
     
  • NIF & Photon Science We operate the National Ignition Facility (NIF), the world’s largest and highest-energy laser. The facility is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and is a key element of NNSA’s Stockpile Stewardship Program to maintain the reliability and safety of the U.S. nuclear deterrent without full-scale testing.
  • Weapons & Complex Integration Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory works to establish a science-based understanding of nuclear weapons performance and assesses the safety, security and effectiveness of the stockpile. 

  • Computation We’re making the world safer by shaping the frontiers of high performance computing (HPC), data sciences and computer science. We design, develop and deploy HPC capabilities not only in support of Livermore’s mission and program goals, such as the nation’s Stockpile Stewardship Program, but to improve national security and advance U.S. economic competitiveness.

  • Engineering The Engineering Directorate of nearly 1,600 world-class engineers, scientists and technicians, organized into five divisions, is the foundation for most of our core programs in stockpile stewardship, advanced laser systems, global security and science and technology.

  • Physical Life Sciences Our staff members lead and support a wide array of leading-edge research and development efforts at LLNL. From astrophysics and planetary science to atomic and plasma physics, our research explores matter at all length scales, under diverse and often extreme conditions. 

To learn more, visit the LLNL website.

 undefined

We’ve got you, and your family, covered 

You will have access to an abundance of benefits -- both tangible and intangible – because we believe that maintaining the wellbeing of our employees is a key to ensuring the wellbeing of our nation.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Performance and Pay Program
  • 401(k) with Company Contributions
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Comprehensive Health Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • Legal Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account

 Training and Development

  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Leadership Training
  • On-line Learning

Work-Life

  • Convenient and Beautiful Location
  • Flexible Work Options
  • On-Site Health Clinic
  • Health Management
  • Two On-site Cafeterias
  • Children's Center
  • On-site Exercise Programs
  • Networking Activity Groups
  • On-site Massage Therapy
  • Deaf Interpreting Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

To learn more, visit the LLNL Careers website.

undefined

undefined


undefined

Vibrant culture with a small town feel 

Livermore is minutes away from major cities in the San Francisco Bay Area, but what draws most people is the quality of life within its city limits.

Award winning downtown

Livermore's award-winning Downtown offers visitors a unique and relaxing shopping and dining experience.  

California’s original wine region

The Livermore Valley is home to more than 50 wineries, framing the city with a picturesque landscape used as a backdrop for weddings, concerts and other events. 

Sports and recreation

Livermore has a variety of choices for those who love being active: boating, bocce ball, hiking, running and more. The Amgen Tour of California, the Livermore Half Marathon, the annual Livermore Rodeo and the Wine Festival are just some of the events that take place in Livermore.


To learn more, visit the City of Livermore website.

undefined

undefined



We provide students and faculty an opportunity to engage in science that makes a difference in the nation’s security.

 

Scholar Internship Programs

LLNL offers many internship opportunities such as:

  • The Student Internship Program where students engage in work-study employment opportunities in relevant science, engineering and administrative fields.
  • The Faculty Employment Program which temporarily employs college professors and school teachers in collaborative research and work-study opportunities in science and engineering..
  • Additional Undergraduate and Graduate Programs such as the DOE Office of Science, Homeland Security and Military students are provided an opportunity to engage in work-study employment opportunities in relevant science and engineering. These students are brought in through the following student programs ROTC, SULI, FaST, MARA, MSI, DHS and numerous other programs.
  • The Livermore Graduate Scholar Program which selects top Ph.D. students in science and engineering to conduct research of interest to the Laboratory while completing their thesis. These assignments can be up to four years or until they are awarded their Ph.D.

Assignments are typically for:

  • Summer – Full time during the summer academic break
  • Co-op – Full time during the academic semester/quarter
  • Year-round – Part-time during the academic year and full time during the academic breaks

 

For more detail visit http://students.llnl.gov/

 

 

 

 

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Reviews

4.4
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Director Bill Goldstein
Bill Goldstein
205 Ratings
  • "Post College Appointee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Post College Appointee in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Post College Appointee in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Join LLNL since October. I enjoyed what I am contributing and learning in the lab. Truly amazing group !

    Cons

    Not that I can think of now.

See All 524 Reviews

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Photos

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory photo of: Lawrence Livermore Director Bill Goldstein visiting classes at Lawrence Elementary, named in honor of LLNL’s significance to the community and its partnership with Livermore schools.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory photo of: A team of theorists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has solved a long-standing puzzle in the nucleation of a high-pressure phase of ice known as ice VII.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory photo of: Four Lab researchers named 2018 fellows of the American Physical Society
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory photo of: LLNL developed machine learning algorithms to process data obtained during metal 3D printing in real time to detect, within milliseconds, whether a 3D part will be of satisfactory quality.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory photo of: Lawrence Livermore Employee Services Association (LLESA) Music at the Bosque concert series featuring Journey tribute band, Majestic!
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory photo of: NIF target chamber
See All PhotosSee All

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Interviews

Experience

Experience
81%
11%
8%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
68%
15%
6%
5
3
2
1

Difficulty

2.9
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1. Featured Interview

     

    Mechanical Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA).

    Interview

    Met with one expert in the field I was applying for. Then there was a call back for the panel interview. Then you wait for a couple of weeks to get a answer to get a call from Human Resources.

    Interview Questions

    • How will you contribute to the overall projects and mission of LLNL   Answer Question
See All 100 Interviews

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Awards & Accolades

  • Top 25 of the World’s Most Innovative Research Institutions, Reuters, 2017
  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2016
  • Lab researchers receive awards from The Meteoritical Society, The Meteoritical Society, 2016
  • Education Award, The East Bay Economic Development Alliance, 2017
  • Three R&D 100 Awards, R&D Magazine, 2016
See More

Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Registered Apprenticeships

Offers federal/state recognized on-the-job training program(s)

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

Work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory? Share Your Experiences

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or