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"Great place to work, good colleagues, flexible, and interesting work"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineer in Lemont, IL
Current Employee - Engineer in Lemont, IL
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Neutral Outlook

I have been working at Argonne National Laboratory full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

- Great benefits, full medical, dental, vacation, retirement, tuition reimbursement, etc..
- Flexibility in projects.
- Many knowledgeable people and helpful.
- Some technician and engineering staff are hard working and good to interact with.
- Equipment mostly up to date.
- Most projects are interesting and fun.

Cons

- Limited room for advancement.
- Promotions mostly based on who you know, politics, not merit.
- Favoritism to individuals with a "Phd."
- Some technician and engineering staff are lazy. No initiative. Union-based staff are not subject to review.
- Some individuals with higher level pay grades do not perform at that level.
- Some upper management is rude, arrogant, and not appreciative.
- Very, very political.
- Bureaucratic practices inhibit development.
- Every year, funding is an issue. (Will I have a job?).
- One must be careful to whom they confide in (there are snitches.)

Advice to Management

- Get a clue to what is*really* going on and who is *really* doing the work.
- Group leaders to be involved with group. Stop favoritism.
- Respect and loyalty are earned.
- Stop accommodating stats in performance appraisals, i.e. x amount of people have to be ___.
- Stop the "control" issues and using others to promote your own career.
- Provide direction and don't leave it to the individual to always find work.

Other Employee Reviews for Argonne National Laboratory

  1. "Nice place to work with great colleagues and interesting work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Lots of smart people.
    - Lots of flexibility in picking projects to work on

    Cons

    - Compensation OK compared to other research labs, but a big gap with private industry.
    - Salary freeze for the last couple of years.

    Advice to Management

    - Try to work on getting better compensation for employees


  2. "good generally , good for conducting research"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Research Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Summer Research Intern in Chicago, IL
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Argonne National Laboratory as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    a lot of resources, and you need network to succeed

    Cons

    no much freedom, you need to really cooperate

    Advice to Management

    so far so good

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