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Argonne National Laboratory Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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  • Lots of red tape involved in new work (in 9 reviews)

  • The job security isn't great since you are depending on government funding sought out through grant proposals (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "ex-postdoc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    You work with the best and brightest, access to lab equipment is unparalleled. Most positions are extremely flexible about hours, as long as you get the job done.

    Cons

    MUST be excellent at working independently. Management is mostly scientists...who have varying abilities with interpersonal skills. Rarely a 40/hr work week, but that's expected in the field.


  2. "Senior research associate"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Argonne National Laboratory full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Only Argonne has the exact same filed.

    Cons

    There is no many opportunities for transition to permanent staff

  3. "Argonne Distinguished Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Argonne Distinguished Fellow in Lemont, IL
    Current Employee - Argonne Distinguished Fellow in Lemont, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Argonne National Laboratory full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Top-notch research facilities and research staff

    Cons

    The stability of research funded by the US Department of Energy is not what it once was.


  4. "Great Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argonne National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Argonne offers great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    As a government lab, there are lots of regulations to keep track of.


  5. "Great organization"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Argonne National Laboratory part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great organization to work at
    Nice people
    Decent pay especially for a current student
    Opportunities to learn a lot
    Great environment
    Very diversified and inclusive

    Cons

    Far from Chicago downtown
    Lack of full-time opportunities for non-PhD students


  6. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argonne National Laboratory full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable people doing great scientific work

    Cons

    Commute may be long depending on where you live


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lemont, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lemont, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Argonne National Laboratory full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to be creative, retirement benefits are outstanding, work-life balance is strong.

    Cons

    Salary tends to be a little below market-rate.

    Advice to Management

    Cut some red tape and hurdles for business processes.

  8. "Could be great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Argonne National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Amazing mission and committed staff

    Cons

    Declining morale and budget uncertainty

    Advice to Management

    Care as much about staff as they care about the lab


  9. "Nice place to start your research career"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Lemont, IL
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Lemont, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Argonne National Laboratory full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Argonne provides a competitive salary to postdocs, which can help the postdocs focus on their research. Argonne is also the best place to access to synchrotron X-ray facility.

    Cons

    The lab culture is not that active.


  10. "Awesome place to work!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argonne National Laboratory full-time

    Pros

    Everything is awesome in this amazing place

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about, got everything


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