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Richland, WA
1001 to 5000 employees
1965
Government
Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Lab, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Our research strengthens the U.S. foundation for innovation, and we help find solutions for not only DOE, but for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Nuclear Security Administration, other government agencies, universities and industry. Unlike others, our ... Read more

Mission: At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, our mission is to transform the world through courageous discovery and innovation. Our vision: PNNL science and technology inspires and enables the world to live prosperously, safely, and securely. Our values of integrity, creativity ... Read more

PNNL Reviews

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PNNL Director Dr. Steven Ashby
Dr. Steven Ashby
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    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Richland, WA
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    I worked at PNNL full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best people you can hope to work with. Fantastic mission to work towards. Often this place will give you the feeling that you are making a difference in the world.

    Cons

    It is a sink or swim environment where salaried employees are treated like hourly employees and you are expected to meet minimum hourly requirements. This leads to poor work-life balance and until you have become established with a good reputation, you should not expect to be able to live your life outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    Give TGMs more resources to manage rather than the 4 hours per week to take care of 10 people they have right now!

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PNNL Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at PNNL.

    Interview

    one phone interview with direct manager, prospective mentor and three other colleagues. It takes about 30 minutes. They asked most of the questions based on what you write on your resume. it's very likely that they ask you the items with quantitative outcomes.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked questions on your resume for a detailed description of previous experience.
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